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Artist Spotlight: Patrick Quarm

As vibrant as his paintings can be on screen, it is the three-dimensional aspect of his paintings that truly makes them special.

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Dread Scott's First NFT Sells A White Man On An Auction Block

Scott’s NFT features a looping video of a white man standing on an auction block at a Brooklyn sidewalk. Scott titled the work White Man For Sale and will be auctioned at Christie’s during a special sale on October 1. 

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Sotheby's Bored Ape lots sold for $26 Million, a new recrod for Sotheby's

After its closing on September 9, 2021, the two lots were sold for a combined total of $26.2 million. The first lot, which contained 101 Bored Ape NFTs, raked in the equivalent of $24.4 million. The second lot, with 101 NFTs from the Bored Ape Kennel Club, was sold for a total of $1.8 million. 

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Artist Spotlight: Djeneba Aduayom

Having spent years as a professional dancer, Djeneba Aduayom spent her life thinking about movement and the human body. After an injury caused her to rethink her life and career, she picked up a camera and began exploring the human body in another way.

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Sotheby's Bored Ape lot surpassed expectations days before auction closes

The Bored Ape lot auctioned at Sotheby's was estimated to sell for $12 million to $18 million. With days left until its closing, the lot has already surpassed expectation with a current bid of $19 million.

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An NFT collector thought they were buying a genuine Banksy NFT. Turns out it was all a scam.

An NFT collector by the name of Pranksy seemed to have some prophetic sense about his chosen online moniker. The Banksy NFT they purchased turned out to be... a prank.

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Artist Spotlight: Mo Baala

From painting to sculpture, photography to performance, music to poetry, Baala will not hesitate to use whatever medium is available to him to satisfy his creative needs.

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Visa purchased a CryptoPunk for its collection, now the world rushes to have a piece of the NFT trend

When Visa announced its purchase of a CryptoPunk avatar, the project soon exploded in popularity, with many collectors joining in to purchase the unique avatars.

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Artist Spotlight: Wonder Buhle Mbambo

Growing up in the village of Kwangcolosi in Kwa Zulu Natal to a spiritual healer mother, artist Wonder Buhle Mbambo’s works are greatly influenced by the spiritual side of his culture.

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Art, Politics & Society

The Scurlock Studio: How a team of father and sons empowered a community through photography

From studio portraits to street documentation, Addison Scurlock's photography tells the story of early 20th century Black Americans.

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Smithsonian acquires essential, rare early photography collection by and featuring Black Americans

The collection features almost 300 objects which feature photography of abolitionists, women entrepreneurs of the Underground Railroad, and photographic jewelry.

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Artist Spotlight: Troy Michie

Inspired by his diverse hometown, Michie's collages explore the intersection between different identities.

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Art, Politics & Society

How NFT and Digital Art can make the art world a little bit less white and male

For the past few decades, a different generation of artists is using everchanging technology to create not just a new type of art, but a new type of artist. Unlike the very homogenous club of the traditional art world, the digital art world is incredibly diverse, with all sorts of people, of all shapes and sizes, from all corners of the world.

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Simon Fujiwara's exhibition "Who's Online!" explores the creation of identity through images

At the beginning of 2020, during the first lockdown, artist Simon Fujiwara was lost. Like many of us, he did not know what’s happening and what is going to happen. As he attempted to navigate this confusion, he created the character Who the Bær.

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Artist Spotlight: Darryl DeAngelo Terrell

Like many photographers before them, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell has used the camera to create a different, and at times opposing, narrative from what the media depicts.

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Art, Politics & Society

Image Is Power: How Kwame Brathwaite Changed The Narrative With Photography

Meet the man behind the images that drove the Black Is Beautiful movement at its inception.

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Artist Spotlight: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

Brown tells his stories through the intimate portrayal of Black bodies and how they interact with and occupy the space around them.

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Virtual Exhibitions

VIDEO: Take a quick glimpse into the immersive experience of the exhibition "IT IS ALL AROUND US"

With an ever-changing roster of artists, IT IS ALL AROUND US aims to show the infinite possibilities of this art form and the equalizing power NFT and digital art can have.

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Amoako Boafo’s artwork will reach outer space

Boafo will paint the outer panels of a rocket that will launch in fall 2021.

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Artist Spotlight: Dawn Okoro

Inspired by fashion and Black culture, Dawn Okoro creates compelling images of Black bodies.

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Hermitage Museum joins the NFT crowd, minting Leonardo paintings as NFTs

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, has announced that it will be selling several of its collections as NFTs to raise funds for the museum.

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Artist Spotlight: Nina Chanel Abney

Artist Nina Chanel Abney’s abstract paintings capture the frenetic contemporary culture of today, combining her signature bold colors and abstractions with the representation of diverse subjects.

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NFT defies expectancy, continues to stay relevant with $2.4 billion in sales

Some critics said NFT wouldn't last, but the market would like to differ.

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Artist Spotlight: Brittany Tucker

Brittany Tucker's doodles both reverse the racist narrative and emphasize them.

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Art Basel returns with 273 galleries to its home city with its hybrid format

With 273 participating galleries from 33 countries, Art Basel will feature both physical, in-person viewings as well as online viewing rooms

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Damien Hirst's first NFT collection can be traded for physical works

Each unique piece will be sold as NFTs. That is, unless the collector wishes to trade it for a physical piece.

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Artist Spotlight: David Alekhuogie

Alekhuogie takes items and iconography that are often associated with Black culture and examines their existence and why we see them as they are. 

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Artist Spotlight: Mona Taha

With nothing but her charcoal, she captures contemplative moments of the woman in her work

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Artist Spotlight: Nikita Gale

Whether it’s through playing with her materials or by performing in front of an audience, Gale breaks apart and dissects the political, social, and economic systems we’re all a part of.

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Art, Politics & Society

The Two Sides of The NFT coin: The Downside

Once an institution as big as Christie’s decided digital art was worth selling, digital art became a legitimate form of art. Many artists were excited about this new legitimacy. But many also were wary of it.

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Art, Politics & Society

The Two Sides of The NFT coin: The Upside

Like most innovations in history, there’s a pros and cons list that goes with it. Does the benefit outweigh the cost?

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Artist Spotlight: Christina Quarles

As a queer, biracial woman, Quarles reflects a sense of ambiguity in the flowing figures within her paintings

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A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s — Ikon Looks Back At A Seminal Decade

By framing the past, Ikon reflects on how that past shaped them and envisions a new future

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Artist Spotlight: Sable Elyse Smith

The contextual backbone of her works lies in revealing the violence, both visible and invisible, in society

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Interviews

"It is not a question of replacing visual art with technology, but of giving a new dimension to the art market." - An Interview with curator Jérémy Chausse

The exhibition "IT IS ALL AROUND US" is showcasing NFT artworks from a variety of artists all around the world. The world of NFT, and digital art in general, is a vast, unexplored land rife with possibilities. We had a chat with the curator of the show, Jérémy Chausse, about why he thinks NFT is the future and what we can look forward to in the exhibition.

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Virtual Exhibitions

"IT IS ALL AROUND US" Aims To Show The Infinite Possibilities Of NFT

There are a variety of stories, techniques, and visual language that will give the visitors of “IT IS ALL AROUND US” an understanding of just what NFT and digital art can do. 

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Artist Spotlight: Devon Shimoyama

Within his works, many of which are self-portraits, he turns the Black queer body into a sensual, ethereal being, whose existence is desired by all.

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'A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be' Gives A Glimpse To 28 Years Of Kara Walker's Storied Career

Featuring over 600 of her drawings, the exhibition ‘A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be’ becomes the first glimpse the outside world will have to the mind of Kara Walker.

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Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Lyndon Chase

With distorted figures, Chase defies the binary gender structures in society, blending different characteristics within one singular body

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David Zwirner launches 'Program', a global live-streaming program on June 10

Program is a global live-streaming event set to bring audiences around the world into the four David Zwirner gallery spaces in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong.

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Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Packer

Packer often asks the people in her life to be subjects in her works. By depicting them in paint, she’s creating a message that the people in her work deserve to be recognized and deserve to exist.

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Art Brussels launched The Art Brussels WEEK, a blend of online and offline viewing experience

For the 2021 edition of Art Brussels, the fair has decided to collaborate with the art online marketplace, Artsy. From June 1-14, 2021, collectors and art enthusiasts all over the world will be able to view what Art Brussels has to offer through Artsy’s website.

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Artist Spotlight: Greg Breda

Artist Greg Breda creates portraits that are grounded in reality but with a whimsicality and softness to them.

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Artist Spotlight: Elizabeth Catlett

At the end of her life, she was beloved by many and instilled the belief in the power of art as a tool of social justice.

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Artist Spotlight: Collins Obijiaku

His technique involves tracing the contour of the subject’s face as if mapping every part of the figure’s presence.

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Art Basel Hong Kong Held Physically And Virtually Amidst Protests and Pandemic Restrictions

The ninth Art Basel Hong Kong was held on May 19-23. The first held since the pandemic, the fair was met with both enthusiasm and criticism.

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Artist Spotlight: Bisa Butler

As a fiber artist, she’s created many story quilts that tell the tales of African Americans.

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Art, Politics & Society

What Chadwick Boseman’s Oscars NFT Blunder Reveals About What Digital Art Can — And Should — Do

After a barrage of criticism for his initial NFT inspired by the late Chadwick Boseman, artist Andre Oshea created a new work that addressed many of those critics. His new work, in comparison to his last, showed the capabilities the digital medium has.

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Artist Spotlight: Stephen Towns

Though he started his career in painting, he began experimenting with fabric as another way of telling the stories of labor and slavery.

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Artist Spotlight: Tommy Mitchell

Mitchell’s softly rendered portraits convey emotions and feelings that are achieved by contrasting the photorealistic details of the figures with acrylic swaths of flat colors.

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Artist Spotlight: Alex Gardner

Artist Alex Gardner is known for his oil paintings of faceless silhouettes with as few identifying details as possible.

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Artist Spotlight: Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

Quaicoe’s stunning paintings always touch upon his experience as an African entering the African American community.

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Artist Spotlight: Abe Ogulende

There’s a child-like sense of play that comes from his use of colors and shapes.

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Artist Spotlight: Amy Sherald

Set in front of a single bright colored background, Sherald would only paint her figures in shades of gray.

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Frieze's Return To (Almost) Normal

For the first time since May 2020, New York City had its first in-person art fair. Though limited in size and scope due to the pandemic, the Frieze Art Fair might be a sign that things are starting to return to normal in the art world.

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Art, Politics & Society

Developing A New Understanding Of Art’s Role In Civil Society

Let’s unfold three long-standing polarities at stake in the art world: Government vs. Market, Freedom vs. Authority, and Provocation vs. Decadence. 

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Art, Politics & Society

Dawoud Bey: African American History – Past & Present

Not only to make them ‘real’, Bey also illustrates the idea of possibilities and forgotten intimate historical violence. In the words of Maurice Berger for the New York Times, Bey transforms the “epochal story into a flesh and blood reality… through images of contemporary Americans who are no different from us”.

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Victor Ehikhamenor: An Innovative Contemporary Artist

Hailed as one of the most innovative artists from Africa, Victor Ehikhamenor creates stunning visual masterpieces inspired by his African roots.

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David Chambers: Color At Rest

When the world was in turmoil, he wanted to create calm.

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Amoako Boafo: Hand-painted Intimate Portraitures

Boafo’s distinctive style began developing once he ditched the brush and used his fingers instead. Boafo’s large, almost raw streaks of paints create a striking image.

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Amani Lewis: Substance That Lies Beneath The Surface

Beneath the chaotic lines lie the heart and soul of the work, the people of Baltimore themselves.

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Nick Davis: Black Is Beautiful

After a series of seizures, artist Nick Davis found comfort in art and exploring the beauty of being Black.

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Barry Yusufu: Stunning Portraitures of Nigerians

As a Nigerian artist, Barry Yusufu has one main goal: to tell the stories of his people

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Marcus Jansen: "Painting Is The Most Intimate Act Of War"

With techniques both seen in graffiti art and abstract expressionist paintings, Jansen’s paintings are full of colors and textures.

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"My Art Helps Me Discover What It Is That I’m Feeling" - An Interview With Artist Omoyeni Racheal Arogunmati

Her abstract, impressionistic paintings captured our imagination. Artist Omoyeni Racheal Arogunmati talks about her works and the amount of work she does before putting paint on canas.

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"I Want My Art To Put A Smile On Other People's Faces" - An Interview With Artist And Photographer Awuku Darko Samuel

He started his craft with a smartphone camera, and even though he's since upgraded to a better camera, his photography still carries the same "make do with what you have" spirit. We chatted with Awuku Darko Samuel to find out more about his photography and more.

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NFT Sales Decline: A Slump Or Just Stabilizing?

With prices dropping from the initial boom, is NFT here to stay?

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"It’s a conundrum that such a large continent represents so little in the art market" - An Interview with Olivier Sultan on African Art

My dream would be that in 5 or 10 years we will pass this purgatory and stop categorizing artists, talking about them in their own name, forgetting the African qualifier. I hope they’ll be in the most beautiful galleries and the greatest museums. For my activity, I would also like to get out of this categorization in order to be able to exhibit, probably always on the theme of Africa, artists who come from all over the place. Indeed, my deepest wish and it becomes the case is that the name no longer comes with the qualifier African. This is especially the case when we hear names like Chéri Samba or Barthélémy Toguo and that makes me happy.

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Virtual Exhibitions

A Retrospective — Ndidi Emefiele: Unconquerable

Life is difficult to predict. It often throws unexpected obstacles our way. As much as we try to conquer the world and all its variables, much of it remains unconquerable. It’s a word that artist Ndidi Emefiele, along with curator Amy Andrieux, has chosen to describe Eefiele’s body of works.

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Art, Politics & Society

Gordon Park's Weapon Of Choice? His Trusty Camera

Photography as a way to change and empower communities is a method that’s been used many times throughout history. It speaks to the power that images, especially photography, have. Or as renowned photographer Gordon Parks liked to call it, it’s a powerful weapon.

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Artist Spotlight

Laeila Adjovi: From Documentary to Art

Her series with fellow photographer Loïc Hoquet, titles Malaïka Dotou Sankofa, won the Leopold-Sédar-Senghor Grand Prix, the top prize for the Dakar Bienalle of Contemporary Art. It’s a stunning series that comments on how the media portrays Africa. The series is built with layers upon layers of symbolism finished with an impeccable aesthetic sheen. An androgynously-dressed model bears wings made of fabrics created by the Baye Fall Muslim religious community in Senegal. It is a poignant commentary on how the African body is often hidden or manipulated to fit the mold of Western society.

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The Extraordinary Ordinariness of Carrie Mae Weems's The Kitchen Table Series

Years later, another photographer captured images of herself within staged scenes in a series titled The Kitchen Table Series. Just like Sherman’s series, nothing was completely out of the ordinary in these photos. At first glance, they look like something out of the film roll of any ordinary family or film stills from a yet-to-be-seen film. A woman is embracing a man. A mother is teaching her daughter how to put on make-up. A woman is getting her hair done by another. Scenes from daily life. They’re all completely ordinary, yet that is exactly why they are extraordinary.

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Art, Politics & Society

Mona Hatoum: Provocation and Engagement

“Like the majority of Palestinians who became exiles inLebanon after 1948, they were never able to obtain Lebanese identity cards. It was one way of discouraging them from integrating into the Lebanese situation.When I went to London in 1975 for what was meant to be a brief visit, I got stranded there because the war broke out in Lebanon, and that created a kind of dislocation, [which] manifests itself in my work…” Mona Hatoum (1998)

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Nja Mahdaoui: the choreographer of letters

His work is characterized by Arabic letters that come together in a colourful design. Because of the nice prints these designs consist out of his work fits perfectly on bigger objects, such as planes and architecture.

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News

The Digital Future Of NFT Art

For the past few weeks, a new buzzword has been flitting around in art circles: NFT. This buzz comes from a debate of whether non-fungible token (NFT) artworks are the future of the art world or a danger to the planet. Debate aside, NFT art has certainly made its mark on history. On March 11, 2021, auction house Christie’s sold its first-ever purely digital artwork by an artist named Mike Winkelmann — known online as Beeple — at almost $70 million. This marks not only the first time Christie’s have sold a purely digital artwork but also accepting cryptocurrency along with other, more traditional forms of payment.

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Nuits Balnéaires: When Art moves beyond Geographical Borders

“My soul belongs to so many lands and cultures that it makes it impossible for me to conceive the geographical borders inherited from the colonial age.” — Nuits Balnéaires

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Art, Politics & Society

The Mystery of Eugène Atget

His heritage had influenced not only the Surrealists but the whole perception of the photography, particularly the documentary one. Eugène Atget created a series of visually informative documents that launched a creative pursuit of new forms and optics revealing a mysterious side of the city life that enchants even the most blasé audience of modern times.

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Artist Spotlight

Chiderah Bosah: Young Nigerian Painter With A Message

As a Nigerian, he draws inspiration from his surroundings, telling the stories of friends and families and their resilience and pride within this world

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Ngozi Schommers: The Way We Mask

For African women, hair and beauty is an integral part of their lives. Yet the current discussion of African hairstyles is often seen through a colonial, western civilization lens, without any thoughts on the pre-colonial times and what it actually means to African women. Nigerian-German artist Ngozi Schommers tackles this issue, and many others unique to African women, in her transcendent works.

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Tiff Massey: From Metalsmithing to Storytelling

Massey’s works are always rooted in the African American vernacular and their experiences. She draws inspiration from a variety of topics, like the hip hop scene or the beauty shops, commenting on racial stereotypes and class separation.

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Interviews

Butler : Minimalism and Finesse

If you’re a Black artist, you’re always expected to make art that is directed towards your struggle that reflects your pain or your challenges of being Black. However, I think that just your existence alone is already a protest, in Western context, and that’s the way I see myself. Being able to make art in this Western environment and for some people to be able to accept it is kind of my protest anyway. It’s because most of my work is of Black people and most of my audience and the people that buy my work is white, so I’m pushing this Black image to beyond what they see on TV, in the movies or in the music videos. 

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Mous Lamrabat : Redefining Cultural Identity

Mous said: "Two people kissing under a scarf has been read as being about homosexuality or two people meeting for the first time after a wedding…For me it's just nice to start the conversation and make you think because normality doesn't actually exist."

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News

Art in the Age of a Pandemic

With limited access tostudios and materials, did their medium or style change? With everyone being forced to spendfar more time inside, with less social interaction, did this allow artists more time to create? Ordid this time inside create a shift in their artwork? Furthermore, has this pandemic and thelooming recession caused artists to reconsider their creative profession, or drive them tocommit to it further?

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Art, Politics & Society

Manal Al Dowayan: Unifying Saudi Arabian Women

What is important to Manal is to make an impact on the viewer. In her most popular piece, Suspended Together, she unifies women around Saudi Arabia in representing them as a flock of birds. The birds are suspended in air yet are immobilized, reflecting the immobility of Saudi Arabain women in their own countries, in their own home. This piece shows the audience the feeling women have to deal with on a daily basis, as they need special slips in order to move around. The words of the slip are etched onto the white birds - free but not completely - from real slips allowing women from all around to travel. Manul wrote the following about the piece, “regardless of age and achievement, when it comes to travel, all these women are treated like a flock of suspended doves.”

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Art, Politics & Society

El Seed: Discovering Arabic Calligraphy around the World

In the search of self discovery one can learn not only of himself but help others discover similarities between you and them. As an extension of this idea, as human beings we spread our culture in the same, if not intertwined way. This is what El Seeds work is about. His art is based off of a very distinctive form which makes it easy to recognize all around the world. Yet each piece has a unique meaning associated with a particular time, place or idea.

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Together We’re Stronger: Grid Collective

GRID is an art collective that hosts exhibitions with the single aim of providing accessible creative opportunities to anyone who wants to participate, regardless of background or experience.

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Artist Spotlight

Kwame Acheampong: The Spirit of Jamestown Accra

Ghanaian artist Kwame Acheampong perfectly captures the essence of his seaside town, Jamestown, Accra, with his camera. Using bold colors and composition, Acheampong records the spirit and soul of the people from his town. They’re both playful and hard workers, but also not entirely devoid of their own misgivings and troubles.

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Rewa: Otherworldly Stories of Women

Rewa has been creative most of her life. That creative tendency was often directed towards her financial career as a manager to solve issues and come up with marketing strategies. In 2016, needing a truly creative outlet, Rewa picked up a brush and started painting. She hasn’t looked back. In 2020, she sold thousands of dollars of her paintings in international markets.

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Travys Owen: Playing With Light And Color

Travys Owen is a photographer that knows how to work with color. Most if not all of his creations are a result of him masterfully playing with colors. A model surrounded by drabs of grey sky and concrete is highlighted by red light. Another model with vitiligo is painted with contrasting colors, shot in front of a solid background that makes the paint, not their mottled skin, pop. A tattooed artist is bathed with green light that made them seem otherworldly and their eyes even more piercing.

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Artist Spotlight

Rory Emmett and The Coloured Man

In reality the colourful pattern splattered on the entire body does the exact opposite, it takes away identity. It mystifies race and betters our understanding of whatever other political statement Emmett is exploring in a single piece. It is also a reflection of the word coloured which is the way in which African Natives of many racial origins refer to each other. 

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Virtual Exhibitions

Hidden Gems: Meet Marques Hardin of Artgence

In 2018, I took a DNA test and discovered my roots which at first was a bit confusing but based on the US’s history it made more sense – My bloodline comes from Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Africa Southeastern Bantu, Mali, Europe, and the UK. The artists on our roster reflect the areas of my DNA. As a black man, I truly want the business to be a reflection of these amazing artist who haven’t been introduced the large art collector community.

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Artist Profile : YANNIS DAVY GUIBINGA

Characteristic vividness of colors in sharp contrast to his dark-skinned models capture a spectator’s eye more than easily. Exactly that is what 25-year-old Yannis Davy Guibinga aims to emphasise through his lens: the revolutionary voice of the modern African continent, perspective shift on African ethnicities and their identity in post-colonial times.

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News

Regarding what should be the location of looted art

Colonialism had a lot of consequences, one of them being indigenous art and utensils that were stolen from colonized countries. These objects often behold financial, cultural and spiritual value and therefore in the new ‘woke’ era many parties are aiming for the artefacts to be returned to their home country.

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Art, Politics & Society

Shan Wallace : Glimpses of the Ballroom Scene

Born in 1991, the photographer discovered ballrooms In Baltimore, when she was still a teenager. This culture really helped her shape her sexuality and gender expression. She said that as a gay Black woman, she developed an androgynous version of herself, which ran counter to the typical « dominant, butch » lesbian stereotype that prevails. Through voguing, she could express both her feminity and her masculinity (or at least what is seen as feminity and masculinity)

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Interviews

The Hypnotic Dream World Of Michael Walrond's Photography

So what’s next for Michael? He’s got an upcoming solo exhibition with Artgence where he would be showcasing some of the works he’s done over the years. Other than that, he’s working on a book featuring Black people. As a Black artist himself, the recent going-on with the Black Lives Matter movement hits close to home. He received criticism for not being so vocal about it on social media, but he thinks social media shouldn’t be the metrics of his activism. He’s an artist, so what he creates is art. “This is my way of saying something about it.”

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PJ Harper(Pig.Malion): Celebrating the diversity that exists within Blackness

For Harper his arthas been a way to translate the wide range of shades and body types that sitwithin the African Diaspora into art. His work therefore showcases the diversitythat exists within blackness.

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Tadeas Podracky : Eindhoven's New “Enfant Prodige” 

Tadeas Podracky is an artist based between Eindhoven and Prague, and his graduation project is bringing light to the concept of “Metamorphosis”. Podracky believes that “design has rendered our environment impersonable”. Furniture are being massively and extensively produced, and to escape these impersonal environments, we tend to escape to virtual words. 

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Exhibition News – ‘Trembling Landscapes’ at the EYE FILM MUSEUM

Available from the 19th of September 2020 to the 3rd of January 2021, the new exhibition ‘Trembling Landscape:Between Reality and Fiction’ brings together eleven artists from North Africa and the Middle East. Presented at the EYE FILM Museum in Amsterdam, these engaged and versatile artists look at landscapes from a novel and critical stand. Not only exploring the question of borders, these artists bring to life stories about landscapes’ past, present and future.

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Authors
Marques Hardin is the founder of Artgence. Alongside his role as a personal art shopper and art advisor for the company, he loves to seek out the best artworks out there, especially by Black and African artists, and share them with the world. He writes quick snippets to highlight the artists he loves and the amazing works they create.
I’m Phoebe, originally from London, I’ve been living in Amsterdam for the past three years. I have always had a love of art and writing, and have been writing for small publications for a few years now. Although I write on a wide range of topics, art has always been my favourite to write about - especially about up and coming artists, and how art relates to wider culture. Abstract expressionism is probably my favourite type of art, but I will always take the opportunity. to explore a new style or artist.
Liza Gasyuk is a freelance writer and a photographer from Ukraine. Having lived in different countries such as the USA, China, Russia, The Netherlands, she values the cross-cultural exploration of humanity and its customs. Interested in all of the topics on the brink of each other, she received a varied education as an English-Chinese interpreter and a Liberal Arts master's degree in art-critics, Liza implements a multidisciplinary approach to art and life.
Gilda Bruno is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer currently based in London. She has recently contributed to culture publications such as DAZED, BRICKS Magazine, Nuda Paper, and CultMag UK. Since December 2020, she's a Culture & News Editor for MOSAIKO Magazine. Her writing looks at the intersection of art, fashion, and politics with the goal of spotlighting the work of underrepresented communities.
Wen Hsiao is a journalist, editor, and social media strategist based in Amsterdam. With a focus on documenting her life through writing (and a point-and-shoot). At the end of the day, you can always find her writing about people, culture, and entertainment. You can keep up with her on Instagram @wenlhsiao.
Communication Science student at the University of Amsterdam, primarily focused on political communication. Finds interest in culture, art and music, specifically reflecting their influence on society. Magazine editor and freelance journalist that is always ready for new adventures, stories and a quality debate. If not busy talking, is probably looking for her lost pieces of jewelry.
A passionate political theorist, studying political science at the University of Amsterdam. Trying to define the influence gender and race have in contemporary world politics and other power structures. Aiming to spread awareness regarding intersectional feminism, sexism and racism; appreciating different cultures; Discussing societal structures and ideas and their connection to art.
Romain studied humanities at Lycée Henri IV and is now a student at HEC Paris. He had experience in an independent publishing firm as well as in journalism. He is passionate about Art and Politics.
Elyes Zaoui is a French and Tunisian student at HEC Paris. He is passionate about the dynamics of the art market, and the characteristics that make it really unique.
Contributor – Bertille Fauvel is a TV-Show Chief Editor based in Amsterdam (SIB UNITED NATIONS) and free-lance contributor for Artgence Blog. Student in Political Sciences and Business Administration, she specializes in policy and management of the creative industries. Focusing in both Art History and Cinematography, she is interested by the protection and promotion of arts and culture in all its aesthetical forms.
Chief Editor - Yasmine Ben Abdessalem is a Tunisian freelance blogger (Mediapart, Huffington Post), and Editor in Chief of the Artgence Blog. Student in Political Science, she is interested in the intersection between politics, society, and arts. She also observes the dynamics of the African cultural scene with close attention to the art market, and its variations.
Assistant Writer - Dea Ratna is an artist and writer based in Jakarta. The first camera they have ever owned was a disposable cardboard camera in middle school and so began their on-and-off love affair with the image-making process. Now, they never leave their house without a camera and a notebook to jot down their thoughts and observation of the world around them.

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