Latest News for: African artists


Mural in North Charleston highlights African American female civil rights leaders

The Post and Courier 07 May 2021
The artwork is the latest project from Tyree, a Charlotte-based artist ... Inspired by Tyree's work on a Black Lives Matter mural in Florence, Reyes asked the artist to do a mural in Columbia that features prominent African American leaders, such as educator Mary McCleod Bethune ... An artist best known for her sweetgrass basket weaving.Anna DeCosta Banks.

Unable to run in its usual format, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair moves into Christie’s ...

The Art Newspaper 07 May 2021
Also returning this year is the Ritzau Art Prize, which will be awarded to late-emerging to mid-career artists from the African continent whose work is being exhibited at the fair. The winning artist will be awarded a three-month residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program.

New massive bronze 'Oracle' greets visitors in Rockefeller Center, New York

Hindustan Times 07 May 2021
A 25-foot tall bronze sculpture, created by Harlem-based artist Sanford Biggers, now welcomes visitors at the Rockefeller Center in the New York City ... The seated figure is part of the Harlem-based artist's Chimera series of sculptures that combine African masks and European figures to explore mythologies of those cultures.

Blaq Jerzee recruits Marioo and Eddy Kenzo on ’Sokoma’

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
According to Blaq Jerzee, ‘East Meets West’ was created to bridge the music from East Africa and their notable Bongo Flava - to the West African, Afrobeats ... Set in a local African village, all three artists shine bright against the many backdrops throughout the scenic film.

Group of Belfast-based artists shortlisted for Turner Prize

Belfast Telegraph 07 May 2021
A group of Belfast-based artists whose work is a response to issues affecting Northern Ireland and a collective of QTIBPOC (Queer, Trans and Intersex Black and People of Colour) artists challenging norms of sound-system culture across the African diaspora are on the shortlist for the Turner Prize 2021.

LifestyleHuge new ‘Oracle’ greets Rockefeller Center visitors in New York

Reuters 07 May 2021
... show by a single artist ... The seated figure is part of the Harlem-based artist's Chimera series of sculptures that combine African masks and European figures to explore mythologies of those cultures.

Artist gets time to argue against covering unwanted murals

Times Argus 06 May 2021
The murals by then-Vermont-based artist Sam Kerson were intended to honor African Americans and abolitionists involved in the Underground Railroad ... Kerson argues that the plan violates his rights under the federal Visual Artists Rights Act, the newspaper reported.

Huge new ‘Oracle’ greets Rockefeller Center visitors in New York

Metro USA 06 May 2021
... the New York landmark’s first campus-wide show by a single artist ... The seated figure is part of the Harlem-based artist’s Chimera series of sculptures that combine African masks and European figures to explore mythologies of those cultures.

GREECE IN USA: A New Cultural Platform is Launched in New York

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 06 May 2021
Retracing Seneca is a participatory walk paying homage to�Seneca Village,�conceived by artists Kimiyo Bremer and�Karen Finley.�A majority of Seneca Village was composed of African American residents, many of which owned their own homes.�From 1853-1857, the city used eminent ...

Area Things to See and Do: 05-06-2021

The News Banner 06 May 2021
ALL FOR ONE PRODUCTIONS, FORT WAYNE. At ArtsLab, 300 East Main St., Fort Wayne. Info. 260-422-4226 or ALLEN COUNTY. WAR MEMORIAL COLISEUM. Gun and Knife Show, May 15 and 16 ... 7 ... Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press, through July 18; “Bronze. The Artistic Interest,” through May 30; “Bold Assemblage.

May 6: This day, that year… in music history

Gulf News 06 May 2021
American songwriter and producer Otis Blackwell whose songs helped shape the career of many artists including Elvis Presley, died from a heart attack. Blackwell, one of the leading African-American ... Many famous artists like Presley, Tom Jones and Madonna also covered this song.

Visiting the European Homes of James Baldwin, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ed Clark, and More Black Expats

Vanity Fair 06 May 2021
Early in her artistic life, Chase-Riboud encountered freedom fighters and Black Panthers at a pan-African festival in postcolonial Algiers, where, she says, “a kind of historical current brought all these people together in a context that was not only political but artistic.” ... Inspired by the artists around him, Harris took a drawing class.

Developer moving forward with $14.5M Jetton project

The Paducah Sun 06 May 2021
Jetton Junior High School in Paducah ... Altman-Charter, out of St ... The housing units will be called The Dunlap apartments, in reference to the late Paducah native Mollie Dunlap, an African American librarian who made notable contributions to the field. It will have a preference for artists, but Dyer said people don’t have to be an artist to live there ... .

Artists of color experience renaissance as diversity and inclusion efforts expand to art

Chicago Sun-Times 05 May 2021
The couple, which also owns the seven-year-old Bronzeville Artist Lofts, has been on a mission to expose patrons to multicultural artists and art in the African Diaspora, along with four other galleries in the Bronzeville Art District ... A nation reckoning with race has led to a renaissance for artists of the African Diaspora.

Africa music challenge top 20 revealed

The Voice Botswana 05 May 2021
The competition, which ran from February 15th till 31st March 2021, attracted over 400 submissions from artists around the African continent ... Speaking during the announcement of the top 20, ASVG Chief Executive Officer Leslie Koroma said the competition is intended to provide opportunities for artists from all 55 African countries.