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.
Since the 1990's, Anri Sala has been working in a range of media including video, photography, installation, and more recently drawings and sculptures.Read More
His work explores the boundaries between image and sound in order to generate carefully assembled time-based moments which overlap one another. Through a new form of language, his work opens to multiple perspectives and interpretations, bringing together the past, present and future. According prominence to light, sound and space design, Anri Sala's work is often presented in immersive spaces, thus stimulating our senses and creating a link between the body and the architecture.
Recent shows include Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy (2019); Garage, Moscow, Russia (2018); Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney, Australia (2017); Tamayo Museum, Mexico (2017); the 57thVenice Biennale—Arsenale, Venice, Italy (2017); New Museum, New York, USA (2016); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2014); Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA (2014); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2014); Palazzo Grassi Teatrino, Venice, Italy (2013); CAC Malaga, Malaga, Spain (2013); French Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2013); Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France (2012); National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (2011).
His work will be shown in several upcoming solo exhibitions in 2019, including Fondation Botin, Santander (Spain) and Mudam Luxembourg.
Text courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel.
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In 2015, the Venice Biennale with Okwui Enwezor as curator sometimes felt more like a political manifesto, with readings from Marx's Das Kapital and work that touched on climate change, colonialism and the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. The curator of this year's Biennale, Christine Macel, had a different vision: to put artists and...
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