Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Contemporary Abstract Artists to Discover

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What do we mean when we talk about contemporary abstract artists? Contemporary art is the art that is made today, or while the artist producing the art is relevant. However, like all things in the...
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night. Photo: Tate

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Art News of the Week 14 – 21 December 2020

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“Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night”, a revealing retrospective that shakes the Tate Britain out of its comfort zone is on display at Tate Britain until May 9, 2021. Art News of the Week 14 - 21 December 2020.
Kudzanai Chiurai. Photo: afrika-news.com

Kudzanai Chiurai, Art as a Tool of Cultural Activist

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Kudzanai Chiurai is an artist and activist born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe in 1981, where he currently lives and works. He became the first black student to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria, South Africa where he has spent most of the last years.
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Searching for Balance In Hong Kong

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Many Hong Kong artists are looking to balance both social activism and politics: refusing to make explicitly political art, but striving, however, to create art that says something and is notable in years to come.
Adrian Ghenie, Romania 1977. Photo: widewalls.ch

The Historical and Contemporary Painting of Adrian Ghenie

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Adrian Ghenie is a contemporary Romanian painter born on August 13, 1977, in Baia Mare. He is currently living and working in Berlin, Germany.
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How Will Advanced Technologies Impact The Art World and Art News of the...

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For many years Dream House was the ultimate immersive experience in New York City. Sapar Contemporary will present the exhibition "Jumping the Shadow" from July 8 to August 21, 2020. Nicole R. Fleetwood presents his new book 'Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration'.
The Hikers, 2019. Photo: Hauser & Wirth

Rashid Johnson – The Escape Artist

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Johnson is well known for incorporating a wide range of everyday objects and materials into his work, often reflecting back to his childhood and referencing aspects of his African American heritage; the cultural identity mixed with symbolism he calls appropriated history.
Tehching Hsieh – 'All Art Comes From Life'. Photo: TateShots

The Art of Waiting of Tehching Hsieh and Art News of the Week 14...

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Photographer Mohamed Bourouissa wins the German Börse 2020 award of $39,000 for his Free Trade 2019 installation. A politically-charged work that was first exhibited in a Monoprix supermarket in Arles, France.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, from street graffiti to a millionaire skull

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Jean-Michel possessed a great intellectual curiosity and was truly fascinated by abstract expressionism. He was strongly attracted to the early works of Jackson Pollock, the figure paintings of De Kooning and Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly's large-format works, based on freely drawn strokes, calligraphy and graffiti on solid fields.
Shahzia Sikander. Photo: Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander

The Neo-Miniature Painting of Shahzia Sikander

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Shahzia Sikander is a Pakistani-American visual artist born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. Sikander works with different media such as painting, printmaking, drawing, video, animation, installation, and performance.