Seyni Awa Camara’s impressive sculptures reflect the story of her artistic origins

Equal parts appearance and daily ritual, Seyni Awa Camara’s majestic humanoid clay sculptures evoke mythological deities and derive from their encounters with the Wolof folk gods of Senegal. Born circa 1945 in Bignona, Senegal, the Diola artist has created works over the past five decades and has received increasing institutional recognition across Europe and Africa … Read more

Homage or copy? Deborah Roberts is suing a fellow artist for allegedly stealing her photo collage style

Deborah Roberts long awaited recognition. Six years ago, the 59-year-old artist was working in a shoe store when a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation allowed her to focus on her creative practice. Her collage-based portraits of black children can now be found in museum collections across the United States. Dealers also noticed her talent and … Read more

The Audley: Artfarm’s new pub in Mayfair is a triumph of art

The Audley: a first look inside Artfarm’s new ornate Mayfair pub For its first London project, hospitality company Artfarm has breathed new life into the 18th-century Audley Public House, which opens today in Mayfair. We offer a first glimpse of the new pub, which is a center for history, community, hospitality and world-class contemporary art … Read more

At MoMA, Wolfgang Tillmans fearlessly reviews his decades-long career

art Elyssa Gutman Wolfgang Tillmans, Installation view of To look without fear at the Museum of Modern Art, 2022. Photo by Emile Askey. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. There is something wonderful about seeing duct tape on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art. In To look without fear, a … Read more

Omar Ba’s majestic paintings deal with European colonialism in Africa

Omar Ba’s haunting mixed-media paintings situate hybrid animal-human figures in fantastical scenes. They conjure up the afterlife of European colonialism in Africa. Ba constructs most of his large-scale works on the floor, layering paint, pencil, India ink, and bic pen ink on predominantly black backgrounds. The dense layers of disparate materials bring great depth and … Read more

Two Burning Man artworks created community and commemorated the loss

art Chinwe Oniah Erin Douglas, installation view from BLACK! Ase at Burning Man, 2022. Photo by Manuel Pinto. Courtesy of Burning Man. On the Thursday evening of this year’s Burning Man event, September 3rd, 2022, a crowd of Black Burners formed BLACK! Ase, an important work of art on the Playa. They crowded into the … Read more

Haneyl Choi’s sculptures ooze poise. They have made him one of the most in-demand artists in Korea’s contemporary art world

Haneyl Choi’s sculptures defy easy categorization; The variety of materials, methods and motifs he employs in his practice challenges the viewer to question assumptions about contemporary art and sexual identity. Nowhere is this more evident than in his most recent solo exhibition, Tae, which is being shown jointly at P21 and Gallery2. With some 40 … Read more

Heenang heesoo Kim’s neomodernist portraits reflect the anxieties of everyday life

Heenang heesoo Kim’s morbid, modernist-inspired portraits oddly reflect what the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described in his 1944 play as “hell as other people.” No exit. Both bold and modern, Kim’s Cubist-inspired paintings emotionally capture the tension of people struggling to stick together under the weight of ordinary life. With a BFA in advertising and … Read more

7 must-see shows during Frieze Seoul 2022

art Ayanna Dozier Installation view “Diedrick Brackens: together our shadows make a single bebel”, at Various Small Fires, Seoul, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires Los Angeles, Dallas, Seoul. With COVID-19 restrictions easing around the world, the inaugural edition of Frieze Seoul will feature a flurry of events, gallery openings and nighttime … Read more

Interview: At home with American artist Daniel Arsham

At home with Daniel Arsham From New York, prolific pan-creative Daniel Arsham talks mateship, Star Wars and advice for the next generation, and shares images of his work, travels and home on Long Island Daniel Arsham is the kind of creative who breaks the mold. Over two decades, the New York-based artist has garnered global … Read more