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.
In 2004, Charles Avery embarked on what will be a lifelong project titled The Islanders: a painstakingly detailed description of a fictional world that functions in parallel to our own universe, realised in drawing, painting, sculpture and text. These large-scale, narrative drawings and sculptural installations question our ideas about the nature of time, place and being. Elements of the project have been exhibited at the Parasol Unit, London, and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. In 2007, Avery represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale, and in 2014 Avery was exhibited in the National Gallery of Modern Art as a part of the GENERATION project, which celebrated 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland.Read More
A major solo exhibition focussing on the inhabitants and artefacts of The Island's bustling port town, The People and Things of Onomatopoeia, was presented at Ingleby Gallery in the Summer of 2015 and was accompanied by a public commission in Waverley Station for the Edinburgh Art Festival 2015 and projects at the Parasol unit, London. A new publication continuing the narrative of of The Islanders titled Onomatopoeia: Its People and Surroundings was launched in 2016.
Avery's The Islanders project evolves further as he situates elements of the town of Onomatopoeia within the city of Kochi for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala, including fly-posting bills advertising the Eternal Dialectic in the existing architecture of the city, in March 2017. Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort) at the David Roberts Art Foundation, London presented a focussed display of Avery's work accompanied by newly commissioned text by Nicholas Bourriaud (20 January - 8 April 2017).
Ingleby will present a solo show by Charles Avery in the spring of 2019.
Text courtesy Ingleby Gallery.
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale has revealed the first list of artists who will be part of its upcoming edition. Curated by Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty, the festival’s third iteration will feature a main exhibition alongside a program of lectures, seminars, workshops, film screenings, and music. Additional exhibitors will be unveiled in the...
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