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In a Show of African Portrait Photography, the Figure Fades Away The exhibition looks beyond the horizon of defining an African identity, beyond the notion of authentically representing what this identity is supposed to be, as both local and foreign photographers have sought to do.

The exhibition looks beyond the horizon of defining an African identity, beyond the notion of authentically representing what this identity is supposed to be, as both local and foreign photographers have sought to do.

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Righting Wrongs and Generating Attention for Art of the African Diaspora

Sheena Wagstaff, chairwoman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern and contemporary art department, was relatively new on the job in 2013 when Pamela J. Joyner, a prolific art collector and supporter of artists of African descent, invited her on a trip to Washington to visit the studio of the Color Field painter Sam Gilliam. They looked at Mr. Gilliam’s in-progress pieces, a series of striking works with a thin stream of paint poured on board.

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4 Artists From the New School of Sudanese Music Speak on Their Search for Home & Identity

[two_fifth padding=”0 35px 0 10px”]4 ARTISTS FROM THE NEW SCHOOL OF SUDANESE MUSIC SPEAK ON THEIR SEARCH FOR HOME & IDENTITY BY   Omnia Saed PHOTO   Camilo Fuentealba PUB   Okay Africa [/two_fifth][three_fifth_last padding=”0 0px 0 10px”]Ahmed Gallab, better known as Sinkane, fans himself from the heat. The walk to the hookah lounge clearly got the best of him. “We didn’t have an industry to follow, even a skeleton of one,” says Gallab about his generation of Sudanese artists. “You look back on the political and the economic history of Sudan for our generation and at Sharia law and a lot of corrupt […]

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