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Remembering Sam Gilliam (1933-2022): How The Pioneering Abstractionist Changed Art History

An instrumental figure of postwar American painting, throughout his illustrious seven-decade career, Sam Gilliam, who passed away aged 88 earlier this week, reinvented and consistently reimagined abstract painting and sculpture. Thoughtfully combining rich amalgamations of form, texture, and material to forge his inventive compositions, his work has had a powerful influence on generations of contemporary…

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Interview: Ceramic Artist Dina Nur Satti On Ritual Objects &...

Born in Chad to a Sudanese father and Somali mother, Brooklyn-based ceramic artist Dina Nur Satti had somewhat of a nomadic upbringing owing to her father’s work with the United Nations. Moving to Belgium, then Paris, then Kenya, before settling down to study in New York, Satti holds a bachelor’s degree in International & Intercultural…

French-Lebanese Architect Annabel Karim Kassar On Restoring ...

French-Lebanese architect Annabel Karim Kassar’s architectural practice, AKK, was founded in Beirut in 1994. At the end of the Lebanese Civil War, AKK was declared joint winner of an international competition to rebuild the Souks, the traditional marketplace at the heart of old Beirut. Kassar’s architecture combines a modernist vocabulary with the detailed craftsmanship and…

Founding Director Ashley Joiner On QUEERCIRCLE, London’s New...

Recognising the disappearance of artist studios and the closure of over 50% of dedicated LGBTQ+ spaces in London in the past decade, QUEERCIRCLE, helmed by Ashley Joiner and launched this month, seeks to support the LGBTQ+ community through an annual programme of physical and digital exhibition commissions, artist residencies and a public programme designed to…

 

Interview: Nigerian Painter Nengi Omuku On Precolonial Textiles, Floristry & Mental Health

Skilfully applying oil paint onto sanyan, a traditional Nigerian fabric used for draped clothing, Lagos-based artist Nengi Omuku’s work interrogates ambiguity and liminality with a focus on interior psychological spaces and how they manifest within the material world. In her fascinating works, multiple bodies depict a physical rendering of the layered subconscious. Creating ethereal scenes…

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