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Ai Weiwei: "The highest joy in human society is overcoming difficulty"

To commemorate the unveiling of his new commission, ‘History of Bombs’, part of London’s Imperial War Museum's 'Refugees' season, we visited the era-defining contemporary artist in his Berlin studio.
Mahoro Seward
5 days ago
Art

Joy Labinjo is setting a new benchmark for Black representation in painting

With two solo shows under her belt at the age of 25, the British-Nigerian figurative painter’s star only continues to rise. 
Mahoro Seward
7.30.20
News

See this Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition for free

The legendary artist’s New York retrospective can be viewed in full online right now.
Douglas Greenwood
7.22.20
Culture

See Andy Warhol’s compelling polaroids of the queer community in New York

Two of the iconic artist's series, 'Sex Parts and Torsos' and 'Ladies & Gentlemen', are now on view on the Fotografiska site.
Rolien Zonneveld
7.17.20
Culture

The artist using food as a tool for decolonisation

Through immersive filmed performances, Abidjan-based Ramata Cissé uses food as means to explore issues of racism, oppression and the possibilities of postcolonial African identity.
Mahoro Seward
7.17.20
Beauty

The Belarus artist turning brooches into little wearable pieces of art

Hanna Petrusevich's designs exude big Gustav Klimt energy.
Rolien Zonneveld
7.10.20
Culture

AMKMQ is the artist advocating for Black African women’s right to be loud

Living in West Africa, the UK and the US, she’s constantly had to negotiate her identity with local prejudices and expectations. Now, she’s creating space for her authentic self through art.
Mahoro Seward
7.9.20
Culture

Oh de Laval paints erotic scenes inspired by the dark side of humanity

The playful London-based artist on painting EP artwork for Kali Uchis, people watching and goblin dogs.
Frankie Dunn
7.9.20
Culture

Role models are getting younger as the world is embracing its inner child

From Greta Thunberg to children’s drawings: what’s next? The foetus?
Tim Fraanje
7.2.20
News

Stream this vital art piece on Black America this weekend

Arthur Jafa’s profound film installation, ‘Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death’, will be available digitally for the first time ever.
Douglas Greenwood
6.26.20
Art

The contemporary art prodigy defying Brazil’s ultra right-wing government

Samuel de Saboia discusses the intentions behind his work, quarantining in Zurich, and life as a queer Black artist under Bolsonaro.
Ryan White
6.24.20
News

Artists are creating statues in commemoration of the Windrush generation

As we near the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, Thomas Price and Veronica Ryan have created historic sculptures to celebrate the African Caribbean diaspora in East London.
Roisin Lanigan
6.22.20
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