Seyni Awa Camara’s Awe-Inspiring Sculptures Reflect Her Artistic Origin Story

Seyni Awa Camara’s Awe-Inspiring Sculptures Reflect Her Artistic Origin Story

Birthed from equal parts make-believe and daily ritual, Seyni Awa Camara’s majestic humanoid clay sculptures evoke mythological deities, and are derived from her encounters with the folk gods of Senegal’s Wolof people. Born around 1945 in Bignona, Senegal, the Diola artist has been making work for the past five decades and receiving increased institutional recognition … Read more

vanessa german’s Magical Sculptures Reflect the Enchantment of Black Life

vanessa german’s Magical Sculptures Reflect the Enchantment of Black Life

Art Ayanna Dozer Portrait of vanessa german by Joshua Franzos, 2022. © vanessa german. Courtesy of Kasmin, New York. vanessa german describes herself as an artist working from the studio of her soul, carefully observing and honoring the mystery of life that she then transfers into “portrait sculptures,” as she calls them. Amalgams of Black … Read more

8 Standout Artists at the 58th Carnegie International

8 Standout Artists at the 58th Carnegie International

Art Tara Fay Coleman Thu Van Tran, installation view of Colors of Gray, 2022, in the 58th Carnegie International at Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo by Sean Eaton. Courtesy of the artist and Carnegie Museum of Art. The Carnegie International, the longest-running North American presentation of international art, opened its 58th edition at the Carnegie … Read more

Whitney’s Latest, Vivid Abstraction Speaks to Contemporary Social Injustices

Whitney’s Latest, Vivid Abstraction Speaks to Contemporary Social Injustices

Art Ayanna Dozer Portrait of Stanley Whitney in his studio by Pushpin Films. ©Stanley Whitney. Courtesy of Gagosian. Stanley Whitney’s vibrant abstract paintings use blocks of color as a way to build rhythm and space on the canvas. The artist likens his painting approach to call and response, the legendary musical form used to sing … Read more

The Audley: Artfarm’s new Mayfair pub is an art triumph

The Audley: Artfarm’s new Mayfair pub is an art triumph

The Audley: a first look inside Artfarm’s new art-filled Mayfair pub For its first London project, hospitality company Artfarm has given new life to the 18th-century Audley Public House which opens today in Mayfair. We offer a first look inside the new pub, which is a hub for history, community, hospitality and world-class contemporary art … Read more

The Audley: Artfarm’s new Mayfair pub is an art triumph

The Audley: Artfarm’s new Mayfair pub is an art triumph

The Audley: a first look inside Artfarm’s new art-filled Mayfair pub For its first London project, hospitality company Artfarm has given new life to the 18th-century Audley Public House which opens today in Mayfair. We offer a first look inside the new pub, which is a hub for history, community, hospitality and world-class contemporary art … Read more

At MoMA, Wolfgang Tillmans Reflects on His Decades-Long Career without Fear

At MoMA, Wolfgang Tillmans Reflects on His Decades-Long Career without Fear

Art Elyssa Goodman Wolfgang Tillmans, installation view of “To look without fear” at The Museum of Modern Art, 2022. Photo by Emile Askey. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. There is something wonderful about seeing tape on the walls at the Museum of Modern Art. In “To look without fear,” a new … Read more

Spotlight: A Colorful Exhibition Highlighting a Trio of International Artists Opens in New York

Spotlight: A Colorful Exhibition Highlighting a Trio of International Artists Opens in New York

Every month, hundreds of galleries add newly available works by thousands of artists to the Artnet Gallery Network—and every week, we shine a spotlight on one artist or exhibition you should know. Check out what we have in store, and inquire for more with one simple click. What You Need to Know: The exhibition “Contemporary … Read more

Omar Ba’s Majestic Paintings Grapple with European Colonialism in Africa

Omar Ba’s Majestic Paintings Grapple with European Colonialism in Africa

Omar Ba’s haunting mixed media paintings situate hybrid animal-human figures within fantastical scenes. They conjure the afterlife of European colonialism in Africa. Ba constructs most of his large-scale works on the floor, layering paint, pencil, Indian ink, and Bic pen ink atop predominantly black backgrounds. The dense layers of nonsense materials add great depth and … Read more

$70 Million Worth of Art That Hung in MoMA Is Hitting the Auction Block

 Million Worth of Art That Hung in MoMA Is Hitting the Auction Block

A trove of Modernist masterpieces from CBS founder William S. Paley’s art collection, including works by Picasso and Bacon, which have been on long-term loan to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, will be sold through Sotheby’s this fall . The proceeds from the sales, first reported in the Wall Street Journal … Read more