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A Poem That Is Not Our Own, William Kentridge’s first major solo exhibition in Switzerland, opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel on June 10, 2019. Spanning the course of a three-decade-long career and curated by Dr Josef Helfenstein the exhibition sheds light on Kentridge’s early graphic art and films from the 1980s and 1990s. Several previously unseen works in Europe, as well as a new film inspired by the museum’s......

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Alimi Adewale: System Disruption, Challenging the Status Quo - Omenka Online

In many ways, leading contemporary artist Alimi Adewale’s forthcoming solo exhibition Changing Faces: New Frontiers in Figurative Art at Retro Africa in Abuja brings to full flowering several stylistic strains evident in his 2018 solo exhibition Defying Sameness. Chief amongst these ways and true to both exhibition titles is that the bodies of work first underscore the artist’s penchant for resisting rigid frameworks......

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The Obama Portraits Tour - Omenka Online

From June 2021 to May 2022, The Obama Portraits Tour, organised by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, will travel to five cities across the U.S. to reach millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings. In addition to the artworks themselves, The tour will feature audio-visual elements, educational workshops and curatorial presentations. A richly illustrated book......

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The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse - Omenka Online

From 22 May to 6 September 2021, the Virginia Museum of Art will present The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, an exhibition that investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape......

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Teresa Kutala Firmino: Manifestation Oku Yongola - Omenka Online

From 28 April 28 to 25 May, Everard Read London will present, Manifestation Oku Yongola, a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Teresa Kutala Firmino, a Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary artist working in various media including painting, photography, and performance. Firmino’s work embodies her efforts to grapple with trauma—both personal and collective, in everyday life. Many of her paintings are constructed scenes of the......

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James Barnor: Past, Present, Future

Serpentine Gallery presents Past, Present, Future, a new series of films celebrating the work and legacy of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, in collaboration with CIRCA on the Piccadilly Lights screen, every evening throughout April. The presentation on the Piccadilly Lights screen completes a journey that began more than half a century ago when Barnor photographed BBC Africa Service presenter, Mike Eghan against the......

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From May 19 to October 22 2021, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania will present Without Your Interpretation, the first major retrospective on the work of pioneering video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins. The exhibition is co-curated and organised by ICA; Andrea B. Laporte; Meg Onli; Erin Christovale, Associate Curator at Hammer Museum; University of California, Los Angeles, where the......

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A History Untold - Omenka Online
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April 13, 2021

A History Untold

From 20 May to 19 June 2021, Signature African Art, London will present A History Untold exploring Black histories absent from the UK school curriculum, presented in partnership with England International Rugby player Maro Itoje and curated by Lisa Anderson. As a strong advocate for education and the Black curriculum, Itoje was inspired by his personal experience of schooling on Black history. A History......

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