“Verses After Dusk.” A solo exhibition by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (Serpentine Gallery, London)

It was worth braving the storm clouds a few days ago to visit the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens and view Verses After Dusk – a solo exhibition of recent works by the British figurative painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977, London). Although I have been aware of this artist since she was nominated for the Turner... Continue Reading →

Smartguide to the exhibition “Black Like Who? Exploring Race and Representation” at Birmingham Museum of Art (Alabama, USA)

Birmingham Museum of Art (Alabama, USA) has recently published an online smartguide to its current exhibition “Black Like Who? Exploring Race and Representation” (July 11 – November 1, 2015). The exhibition features 28 works from the Museum’s permanent collection, and selected loans, brought together to consider how artistic representations of African-Americans and aspects of black... Continue Reading →

Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s (V and A Museum, London)

Room 38a at the V&A Museum currently features a series of photographic reflections on black British lived experiences over a period of five decades, captured by selected African and Caribbean diaspora artists and photo journalists who came to prominence between the early '50s and the 1990s. The photographs are a sample of relatively recent acquisitions for the V&A's growing collection... Continue Reading →

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