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African Artists’ Foundation Director Azu Nwagbogu On Curating ‘(Re)Pose’ At Galerie Ron Mandos

Curated by Azu Nwagbogu, Director of the African Artists’ Foundation, Amsterdam’s Galerie Ron Mandos presents (Re)Pose, an exhibition exploring the figurative paintings of  South African artist WonderBuhle and Nigerian artist Eniwaye Oluwaseyi, running from 6 March–3 April 2021. Both painters unpack familial histories through portraiture, protesting forms of oppression and the misrepresentation of Black bodies…

The Best From FIAC’s Inaugural Online Edition

Open to the public from 4-7 March 2021, FIAC, which has taken place every year since 1974 in October in Paris, launches the inaugural edition of FIAC Online Viewing Rooms. This new online platform hosts some 200 galleries, both emerging and established, in the fields of contemporary art, modern art and design. Conceived to be…

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Interview: Art Director PZ Opassuksatit On Toilet Humour �...

Hailing from Bangkok and presently based in Paris, artist and art director PZ Opassuksatit’s eccentric humour and off-kilter style riffs on an amalgam of references, from trite infomercials and karaoke videos, to weddings and, more broadly, post-Internet culture. After working with Demna Gvasalia as VETEMENTS’ Head of Image and Visual Design for three years, Opassuksatit…

Interview: Designer Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard On Expanding De...

Hailing from Copenhagen, with imminent plans to relocate to Paris, Danish designer Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard’s eponymous brand brings together unexpected material combinations in distinctively cut garments, subverting established traditions of knitwear. A graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design, Lyngh Bjerregaard’s off-kilter offering spans ready-to-wear and couture pieces, imbued with…

 

5 Films Not To Miss From The 2021 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The 2021 Human Rights Watch Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with a full digital edition available to stream across the UK. Featuring 10 powerful and uplifting new documentaries – each accompanied by a live, online discussion with filmmakers, film participants, and Human Rights Watch researchers from around the world – the festival is presented…

Meet The ‘Ama’, Japan’s Legendary Female Pearl Divers

For close to two thousand years, intrepid women residing along the coasts of Japan have earned a remarkable livelihood diving into the depths of the Pacific Ocean for abalone, oysters, pearls, seaweed and other shellfish. Ama, 海女 in Japanese, translates directly to “women of the sea” in English. These impressive diving women were recorded as…

Yinka Shonibare, Luiz Zerbini & More Show On SOUTH SOUTH, A New Platform Championing Art From The Global South

SOUTH SOUTH is a recently launched online community, sales platform, archive and resource for artists, galleries, curators and collectors invested in the Global South. “The platform offers a repository and a space for new, shared value systems centred on community, collaboration and exchange,” its founders explain. It endeavours to be a central portal to experience…

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