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Artsy: Understanding Contemporary African Art’s Hard-won Rise to the Art World Main Stage

That “Contemporary African Art” is a collecting category encompassing 54 countries, 1.1 billion people, over 2,000 spoken languages, multiple thousands of native tribes, and near equally split between the traditions of Islam and Christianity, surely presents a slew of problematics….

Bedford + Bowery: This Exhibit Will Permanently Redefine Your Idea of Art From Africa

In Nigerian artist Chike Obeagu’s “Private Viewing,” a white couple wearing comical expressions look at art with bulging eyes. The painting, one of the first things you see when you enter Richard Taittinger Gallery on the Lower East Side, serves as a…

Wallpaper*: Speaking up: a celebration of African contemporary art at Richard Taittinger Gallery

Both Nigerian British installation artist Yinka Shonibare and the Ghanaian El Anatsui have captured considerable global acclaim, while a wide range of lesser known contemporary African artists are just beginning to garner attention. Leading the way is Ugochukwu-Smooth C Nzewi,…

Observer: 9 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 17

Opening: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” at Richard Taittinger Gallery Organized by Hood Museum of Art curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” introduces 12 contemporary African artists—including Halida Boughriet, Amalia Ramanankirahina, Gopal Dagnogo, and Beatrice Wanjiku Njorige—who…

Artcentron: African Artists Sit at the Dinner Table in New York

After Art Basel and Venice Biennale, African artists come to dinner in New York NEW YORK, NY.- After a great showing at the just concluded Art Basel in Basel, contemporary African art is about to take center stage again in…

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