Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born to Endless Night – Dark Matter

British-Liberian conceptual artist Lina Iris Viktor's exhibition - 'Some Are Born to Endless Night - Dark Matter' (Autograph, Rivington Place, London, 13 September 2019 - 25 January 2020) - featured more than 60 works on paper and canvas (including several new commissions) from a recent portfolio of photographic self-portraiture and performance-based installations that she has... Continue Reading →

5000 Miles and 70 Years: Vanley Burke’s Windrush-inspired installation at Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

A new site-specific installation '5000 Miles and 70 Years' by the internationally renowned photographer Vanley Burke was launched at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham on Friday 4 May 2018. The installation featured a collage of archival materials and photographs from the artist's extensive portfolio of images relating to the lived experiences of African and... Continue Reading →

ALBUS – an exhibition of photography by Justin Dingwall and Thando Hopa (ArtCo Gallery, Germany)

South African photographer Justin Dingwall and lawyer and model Thando Hopa have recently collaborated on a new project featuring photographic portraits that address albinism as a key theme. Both the model and the photographer have created a series of poignant images that invite audiences to reflect on - and rethink - attitudes towards beauty, skin colour, corporeality... Continue Reading →

Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions – Jo’burg Conference, 17-19 November 2016

"BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures" is the seventh conference in a series of transnational and diasporic conversations about imaging the black body. It offers a forum that gives artists, activists, educators and scholars from around the world an opportunity to share ideas, from historical topics to current research on the 40th anniversary of... Continue Reading →

Installation Art by Otobong Nkanga (on display in Oxford, UK, until November 2016)

The angular and multi-layered, architectural installation "Tsumeb Fragments" (2015) by Nigerian contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga is on display at Modern Art Oxford as part of the exhibition "KALEIDOSCOPE: It's Me to the World" (20 August - 17 November 2016). Like many works from Nkanga's portfolio, Tsumeb Fragments addresses the themes of landscape, memory and the legacies of colonialism... Continue Reading →

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