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Interview Magazine: Finding a Seat at the Table

Upon walking into Richard Taittinger Gallery on the Lower East Side, more than 50 two-dimensional works, by 12 artists who have African lineages, greet visitors in an exhibition titled “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” The group show, curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth…

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…

Elephant Magazine: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

As a new exhibition opens at Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi explores the growing impact of African art on the global stage. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? borrows its title from Sidney Poitier’s 1967’s epic…

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…

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