Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Author: Robbert Roos

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London Calling: 1-54, Frieze, Serpentine Gallery, White Cube


While the fair 1-54 gave a stage to contemporary African art, works by other black artists were on display in several other locations in London.

Robbert Roos reports from The London Art Week
Hervé Télémaque Portrait de Famille, 1962-63 Oil on canvas 195.3 x 260.3 cm Photograph: Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève / André Morin © Hervé Télémaque, ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021

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The Diaspora Pavilion in Venice

RoosYinka Shonibare - The British Library - 2017_01_1000 (2)

The topics raised in the Diaspora Pavilion are deeply serious and function within a discourse that has been going on for the past decades, in which the former ‘other’ is claiming an equal and independent position within today’s world, according to their own narratives, not the ones put forward by the former oppressor.

Robbert Roos on the Diaspora Pavilion in Venice.
Yinka Shonibare, The British Libray, 2014 (detail)

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