“Visually stunning, psychologically and intellectually bracing” are the words that director Sherri Geldin used to describe Mark Bradford’s work, as profiled in the recent Conscience Voice magazine, this young dynamitic artist is breaking new ground .
His exhibition, a critical success at the at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, has been extended to October. Don’t miss it.
During the summer, five internationally renowned artists of African descent will show their art on the grounds of the National Galerie, Berlin.
El Anatsui, Zarina Bhimiji, Antonie Ole, Yinka Shonibare, and Pascale Marthine Tayou have been invited to present themselves in the various architecturally significant buildings in which the National Galerie accommodates its large collection of art from the 19th to 21st century.
The participating artists prompt a dialog on questions that, in the face of current radical economic racial, social, and political changes, are more relevant than ever.
Here are some selected works by the Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare.
If there was ever a question about the worldwide appeal of modern African-inspired art, one need only look at this presentation in the Tokyo subway. Each mural is over 100 feet long!
Clearly this artistic expression reinforces the notion of a fusion of cultures.