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...
After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.
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.
Of Kurdish descent, Fikret Atay highlights the tensions that rise from permanent opposition between the West and the East, civilians and military, tradition and experimentation: a situation he lived in his hometown, Batman, located in Turkey on the Iraqi border. His simple, unaffected style lends an apparently straightforward authenticity to the images, yet the meanings of the performers’ actions remain mysterious to viewers unfamiliar with the local culture.Read More
His work has been shown in international museums and art centres including Örebro Konsthallen, Örebro, Sweden (2019); Gislaveds Konstahll, Sweden (2018); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; MAXXI, Rome, Italy; Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.A.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.A.; New Museum, New York, U.S.A.; MoMA PS1, New York, U.S.A.. He has been invited to participate in important biennals such as Biennale of Sydney, Australia; Lyon Biennal, France; Istanbul Biennal, Turkey.
His video work is part of important museum collections: Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Kadist Foundation, Paris, France; FRAC Île-de-France, Paris, France; MACBA, Barcelona, Spain; Tate Modern, London, UK; MUDAM, Luxemburg; Istanbul Modern Museum, Turkey; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; MUSAC, Leon, Spain; MACM, Montreal, Canada.
Text courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel.
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