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Lifestyles Magazine: 5 Questions with Richard Taittinger, New York Exhibitionist

The champagne scion breaks into the Big Apple with a gallery for artists not named Koons or Hirst. Tell me how you first developed your passion for art I’ve always had a passion for art, specifically contemporary art. I developed…

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”…

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….

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,…

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…

Widewalls: Richard Taittinger Gallery: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Art historian Chika Okeke-Agulu has once said that people have to get used to the fact that ”African artists have now taken and secured their seat at the dinner table, invited or not”. With this quote in mind Richard Taittinger…

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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