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TimesLIVE: Wedding Crash: The fabric of Dreams

Titled Rapaciously Yours and on view at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, the exhibition comprises nine sculptures and a large sound installation called The Dream. The latter work is composed of 40 wedding dresses sourced from second-hand stores…

Hyperallergic: South African Artist Nails It with Sculptures Made from Thousands of Press-Ons

When Taraji P. Henson, in the character of Cookie on the TV show Empire, stalks into a room, juts out one voluptuous hip, puts her hand on it, looks a rival directly in the eye and says “What’s up, boo…

Artillery: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” Richard Taittinger Gallery

It would be negligent to discuss “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” at the newly opened Richard Taittinger Gallery without referring to the eponymous film. Both attempt to test and topple our expectations and assumptions. The film’s plot centers on Sidney…

Huffington Post: 12 Contemporary African Artists You Should Know

“Folks can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that African artists have now taken and secured their seat at the dinner table, invited or not!” Art historian Chika Okeke-Agulu’s provocative quote is featured proudly in the catalog for…

Hyperallergic: African Artists Take a Seat at the Table

Boundary lines make up much of the Richard Taittinger Gallery’s current exhibit, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? — lines that, like borders, criss and cross, divide and obscure. The show’s title is meant to signify contemporary African art taking its…

Artnet: Meet 12 Contemporary African Artists Making Waves in the Art World

African art’s irresistible appeal has finally reached New York City. Nigerian-born artist and scholar Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi has curated a group exhibition at Richard Taittinger Gallery in the Lower East Side. The show, aptly titled “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”…

ARC Magazine: Richard Taittinger Gallery presents ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’

Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York is proud to present ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’, a summer showcase of works by an exciting crop of contemporary artists from Africa, curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, artist, art historian and specialist in modern…

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…

TimeOut: Check out summer’s top group exhibitions in NYC

It’s summer in the art world, which means the annual ritual of group exhibitions taking over galleries is well underway. Like art itself, such shows come in all different flavors from the simple round-up of a gallery’s stable of artists…

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….

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