What a momentous year it has been for October Gallery. Earlier in the year, October Gallery marked 40 years of existing as a space that fosters growth and spotlights artists that go on to be giants (or already are) in the art industry. In celebration of their 40th, the gallery showcased an exhibition titled: Dream … Continue reading “We Have Come A Long Way” – Ablade Glover
Starting out as an initiative for me to meet more black women interested in the arts, Black Girl Meetup (henceforth BGM) is slowly growing into a communal gathering. On the 10th of January, we had our official 2nd organised meetup to see the wondrous work of Phoebe Boswell's The Space Between Things at Autograph ABP and it … Continue reading Black Girl Meetup: Phoebe Boswell
It's over a year since I luckily met Phoebe Boswell at her solo show with Tiwani Contemporary. For Every Real Word Spoken was my introduction to her brilliance and it was a beautifully interactive body of work that celebrated womanhood in all it's naked glory. This is a theme that Boswell continues with in her latest exhibition … Continue reading Baring Oneself: Nudity, History and Health – Phoebe Boswell
Almost a week ago, I planned a MeetUp (via the app and various other social media outlets) for Black women who wanted to check out a free exhibition. We met to view Njideka Akunliyi Crosby's The Beautyful Ones work that was - and still is till the 3rd of February - on display at the National … Continue reading Black Girls Meetup: Njideka Akunliyi Crosby
I've been waiting for an exhibition that would sucker-punch me upon entry this year. An exhibition that would stir a whirlwind of emotions at each turn and, yesterday, I found it. For reasons unknown I had been putting off visiting the Autograph ABP, where Omar Victor Diop's exhibition is up, for a little while; I … Continue reading Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora!
I'm still recovering from the 1:54 Art Fair fifth edition in London that happened just over a month ago. I don't think i got to soak in all the fantastic works that were on display throughout the course of the 4 days, but i digress; this is not a 1:54 review, but since then, i … Continue reading HER STORY: REWA & Dagmar Van Weeghel