With incredible tableaux vivants, the African photographer is proposing new symbols for a post-colonial, Mugabe-free future.
British-Ghanaian painter and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's recently opened solo exhibition, "Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cipher," at the New Museum features 17 large-scale, low-hanging canvases of fictional black figures. They are engaged in moments of absolute abandon, repose, and contemplation.
"Awol Erizku: New Flower| Images of the Reclining Venus" is a compelling series of photographs depicting sex workers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as they mimick the poses of Olympias and Odalisques, infusing the art historical figures with new meaning.
Continuing his desire to expand, or perhaps nullify, the boundaries of traditional painting formats, Eric Mack stitched together found, bought, and personal fabrics, frequently adding layers of paint, magazine images, and paper for his new exhibition at OHWOW.