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.
Krzysztof Wodiczko is an internationally renowned artist known for large-scale projections on monuments and institutional city facades that explore the relationships between communities, history, and public space. The artist has dealt extensively with trauma and healing in his projections, honouring peoples' stories of pain, loss, and perseverance. Over many years, the projections have evolved from still slides to live and recorded videos utilizing individuals' faces, voices, and narratives. Wodiczko is also known for interactive instruments and vehicles that empower marginalised individuals and communities and give light to societal injustices.Read More
On public buildings and monuments in more than 40 cities worldwide, Wodiczko has executed over 80 site-specific projections. He has created projections on the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1989; Krakow's City Hall Tower, Poland, 1996; Boston's Bunker Hill Monument, Massachusetts, 1998; Hiroshima's A-Bomb Dome, Japan, 1999; El Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Mexico, 2001; Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, 2005; Signum Foundation, Poland, 2008; Wroclaw's Hill of the Partisans, Poland, 2010; and New York City's statue of Abraham Lincoln in Union Square, New York, 2012. Wodiczko's instruments, vehicles, and documentation of his projections can be found in over 20 museum and public collections worldwide including the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain; National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Japan; Walker Art Center, Minnesota; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada; and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Born in 1943 in Warsaw, Poland, Wodiczko lives and works in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Text courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. New York.
The UK’s largest contemporary art festival has returned to Liverpool to entice art lovers with recent works and new commissions from a total of 42 international practitioners. From American ceramist and painter Betty Woodman’s colourful, bright pieces and artist Rita McBride’s large-scale light installation to Koki Tanaka’s...
While the discourse on global insecurity often remains confined to the War on Terror being fought in and around the Middle East, our current state of insecurity underlies the entire structure of reality as a place of interminable tensions and ongoing revolutions, always animated by wars that happen elsewhere, far away. Qualitatively speaking,...
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