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The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale Related Press The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale 30 April 2019, The Art Newspaper

There are hundreds of exhibitions in Venice during the Biennale. Alongside the main exhibition in the Giardini and Arsenale, there are 90 national presentations, many in nearby pavilions in the Giardini and in spaces around the Arsenale, but also dotted throughout Venice. Then there are the official collateral exhibitions in museums and galleries...

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Lines of Influence: Centennial Exhibition Explores Jacob Lawrence’s Connections with Artists Past and Present Related Press Lines of Influence: Centennial Exhibition Explores Jacob Lawrence’s Connections with Artists Past and Present 30 January 2018, Culture Type

Sixty-five years ago, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) made a painting about a Harlem card game, depicting four nattily dressed card players in the midst of a hand. Left to the devices of a lesser artist, an image of black people engaged in a game of cards could easily be dismissed as hackneyed at best. Executed by Lawrence, for whom the ordinary...

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Paintings That Manage to Focus Our Divided Attentions Related Press Paintings That Manage to Focus Our Divided Attentions 6 October 2017, Hyperallergic

We are saturated by media messaging. It stands to reason, then, that video and interdisciplinary art are popular contemporary art forms — the collage-like nature of those media match the constant barrage of imagery, advertising, and sensory inputs we receive on a daily basis. So where does that leave the hallowed medium of painting? How can...

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The best American art of 2016 Related Press The best American art of 2016 19 December 2016, The Guardian

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Norton Museum of Art No more play. If 2016 endures in American history as a year of epochal disaster, then it will be fair to ask, in the grim years to come: how on earth could artists have joked around so much while the darkness gathered? But in a year whose most debated exhibition came from a quartet of dim New York...

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Billionaire Victor Pinchuk unveils shortlist for $100,000 Future Generation Art Prize Related Press Billionaire Victor Pinchuk unveils shortlist for $100,000 Future Generation Art Prize 29 November 2016, The Art Newspaper

Twenty-one artists have been shortlisted from more than 4,000 entrants for the fourth Future Generation Art Prize, the award established in 2009 by the Ukrainian billionaire and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk for artists under 35 worldwide. The winner, to be announced at a ceremony in Kiev in March, will receive $100,000 ($60,000 in cash and a...

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Inhabiting multiple spaces: Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby's 'Portals' at Victoria Miro Gallery, London Related Press Inhabiting multiple spaces: Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby's 'Portals' at Victoria Miro Gallery, London 20 October 2016, Art Radar Journal

On 4 October 2016, the London-based Victoria Miro Gallery opened the first European solo exhibition of Los Angeles-based, Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Comprising a new body of work created especially for the gallery, Portals, as the title indicates, provides a viewpoint, if not a pathway, into the artist’s mind, life and...

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The Lenny interview: Njideka Akunyili Crosby Related Press The Lenny interview: Njideka Akunyili Crosby 18 October 2016, Lenny Letter

Nigerian-born painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby's vibrant, large-scale renderings of everyday life can appear simple from far away (or online, where I first encountered her work). But her scenes of domestic life carry deep complexities in both form and content, tracing the artist's personal history as an immigrant, as a woman, and as an...

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Beyond the fairs: London's must-see exhibitions featuring black artists Related Press Beyond the fairs: London's must-see exhibitions featuring black artists 7 October 2016, culture type

London is the place to be this week with the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and Frieze London underway. The fourth edition of 1:54 is open Oct. 6-9 at Somerset House. According to the fair, 40 exhibitors are presenting more than 130 African and African diasporan artists, alongside a program of lectures, panel discussions, film screenings...

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What exhibitions to see during Frieze Related Press What exhibitions to see during Frieze 4 October 2016, Whitewall

While in London next week for Frieze, don’t forget to get out of the fair tents and explore the many exhibitions on view at galleries and museums around town. Here is a non-exhaustive but selective list that should keep you busy. William Eggleston Portraits at The National Portrait Gallery in Covent Garden July 21-October 23 This...

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby awarded 2016 Prix Canson Prize for art on paper Related Press Njideka Akunyili Crosby awarded 2016 Prix Canson Prize for art on paper 24 June 2016, Art Forum

The sixth edition of the Prix Canson Prize, which recognizes achievements of international artists who work with paper as their principal medium, was awarded to Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby in a ceremony at New York’s Drawing Center last night.

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"No Man's Land" review – Miami's Art Basel week kicks off with all-female show Related Press "No Man's Land" review – Miami's Art Basel week kicks off with all-female show 3 December 2015, The Guardian

No Man’s Land is not a museum exhibition; it’s a private collection showcase. But the Rubells are shrewd and unorthodox collectors, and the presentation raises some big points – above all, the enduring question of how women artists building on a male-dominated history of art should depict their own sex.  Yet most...

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby's intimate tableaus echo her transnational world Related Press Njideka Akunyili Crosby's intimate tableaus echo her transnational world 26 November 2015, Wallpaper*

There is a school of thought – object-oriented ontology, or OOO – that sees humans and non-humans as equals. LookinFollowing numerous established art world honours in the last year (including the Smithsonian American Art Museum's James Dicke Contemporary Art Prize 2014 and selection for the New Museum Triennial in New York this...

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