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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: from the exhibition Extracts and Verses, Liberation Two-Piece (2013)
Congratulations to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye!
The recently announced shortlist for Tate Britain’s 2013 Turner Prize includes painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (London, b. 1977), who readers may recall was the only painter included in the New Museum’s 2012 Triennial “The Ungovernables.” Turner Prize jurors select specific exhibitions, and Yiadom-Boakye was singled out for “Extracts and Verses,” a 2012 exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery. “Yiadom-Boakye’s intriguing paintings appear traditional but are in fact much more innovative,” according to the Tate’s press release.”Her portraits of imaginary people use invented pre-histories and raise pertinent questions about how we read pictures in general, particularly with regard to black subjects. “ In NYC she is represented by Jack Shainman, where she had a solo in 2012. more
Images: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Milk For A Maestro, 2012. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery. Photo: Marcus Leith. (top)
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, The Generosity, 2010. Photo: Marcus Leith
Tim Hetherington: from the series Inner Light: Portraits of the Blind, Sierra Leone 1999-2003. Gelatin silver print
Basquiat Jean-Michel “Mr. Greedy” 1986
The story of the hunt glorifies no one. (Homage to Chinua Achebe.)
Metallic marker on black board. 40 x 32 inches.
Ghanaian sculptural artist Constance Swankier grew up in many different countries: in Ghana, the Gambia, Bostwana and Zimbabwe. She received her Bachelor of Arts however, at KNUST College of Art in Kumasi. She is the founder of ‘Accents & Art Gallery Ltd’, and her work has been recognized in reputable awards such as “Outstanding Industrial Metal Furniture Firm” in Ghana by wAi Africa.
William Pope.L, Skin Set Drawings: The Space Between the Letters, 2013
Opening April 28 at the Renaissance Society
Hank Willis Thomas - It’s About Time, 2006
light-jet prints mounted on foamboard
72” x 30” x 24”
Different breakdance competitions and events in Uganda. (Photographed by Ugandan photographer Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar.)
By. Sakiko Hill
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AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY documents the relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. Utilizing a tapestry of live action and various styles of animation, Terence explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through his mind during a singular moment in time.
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Barack Obama by Brasilian artist Vik Munez at Art Cologne.