Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...
Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.
At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.
Campoli Presti was established by Emanuela Campoli and Gil Presti in London. From the outset it has sought to introduce artists who were previously unknown in Europe and Britain, and are critically engaged in the history, material, and practices of their art. The gallery acts as a bridge between the British and continental European art scenes, between cutting-edge contemporary art and its historical precursors, and between creative practices that are considered to be either art or ‘non-art’. Alongside exhibitions and dialogue with collaborating art institutions to bolster awareness of these artists, the gallery shows the work of historical figures who have directly influenced their artists.Read More
Reflecting this approach, the gallery opened in its first London location in 2003, its first solo exhibition being by Cheyney Thompson as well as a solo show with works by Martin Barré in 2005, a leading figure in post war French abstraction. Followed by shows by artists such as Sean Paul, Blake Rayne, Reena Spaulings and Liz Deschenes, with whom the gallerists had already developed a relationship.
After several exhibitions at Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot in Paris, among them S&M—a joint show with works by American artists Eileen Quinlan and Cheyney Thompson—in 2005, in 2007 the gallery opened a permanent Parisienne gallery in the historic Hôtel de Lagrange (built in 1731), on Rue De Braque. New York artist Daniel Lefcourt’s solo exhibition, Interim Agreement (2007)—the inaugural show for the new French space—marked the official beginning of the gallery’s trans-national practice, which sees concurrent shows in England and France with thematic and narrative connections.
In 2011 the gallery moved to a new London space on Cambridge Heath Road and became Campoli Presti. Subsequently expanding its Paris gallery, in 2018 and 2019 the gallery opened additional spaces in the Hôtel de Lagrange.
In addition to the exhibition programme run between its two permanent locations, the gallery has engaged in several projects with its artists in the Indipendenza Studio in Rome as well as Villa Geggiano in Siena.
Campoli Presti also continues to work with and develop the careers of younger artists such as Nick Mauss, Daniel Lefcourt, Reena Spaulings, Valentina Liernur, and Nora Schultz. Constantly developing and moving in new directions, the gallery has also begun to represent artists working across broader disciplines, such as the late Italian artist, designer, and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri.
If mazes weren't confusing enough already, American artist John Miller has built one from mirrors to further bewilder lost visitors, at Miami's Institute of Contemporary Art. The labyrinthine installation, aptly titled Lost, has been constructed in the Atrium Gallery at ICA Miami as part of a solo exhibition of Miller's...
Artist John Miller is a slender man with long hair and stylish thick-framed glasses. He is very thorough and detailed as he explains the artwork he's created over the past 35 years on display as 'I Stand, I Fall' at ICA Miami.
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