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'African Spirits' Reviewed in The New York Times

New York Times critic Will Heinrich describes how “you could spend all day” looking at “a sensational roundup of West African portrait photography from its golden age in the pre-independence 1950s to the present.” To read the full article: New York Times.

'African Spirits' Reviewed in ARTFORUM

Artforum features African Spirits as a Critics’ Pick, with Joseph Akel examining a “sense of constructing and celebrating identity” and “sartorial flair" at the heart of many included portraits . To read the full article: Artforum.

Kyle Meyer at Fondation Blachère

Photo-weavings from Kyle Meyer’s Interwoven series, as well as new works created on-site, are featured in FILAM(A)NT, at Fondation Blachère in Apt, France, from May 23 – October 5, 2019. The exhibition presents works from the institution’s collection alongside new works created by fellow artists-in-residence, many of whom work with African textiles. Other featured artists include Marion Boehm, Abdoulaye Konate, Hassan Musa and Billie Zangewa. For more information, please visit the Fondation Blachère website.

Angela Dufresne at MoMA Warsaw

Paintings by Angela Dufresne were featured in Paint, also known as Blood: Women, Affect and Desire in Contemporary Painting, on view from June 7 - August 11, 2019, at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland. Curated by Natalia Sielewicz, the exhibition brought together a women-only line up of artists whose introspective practices investigate the body, sexuality, agency, trauma and the self-determination of womanhood. Other featured artists include Dana Schutz, Tschabalala Self, Paulina Ołowska, Gosia Bartosik and more. For more information, please visit the MoMA Warsaw website.

Mark Ruwedel at Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Photographs by Mark Ruwedel are featured in Fil Noir, on view from June 5 - August 25, 2019, at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris, France. The exhibition draws from MEP’s extensive photography collection of nearly 23,000 prints, seeking to explore close links between the film noir cinematic genre and photography. Other featured artists include Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin and Helmut Newton. For more information, please visit the GalleriesNow website.

Pieter Hugo at BOZAR Center for Fine Arts

Works by Pieter Hugo are featured in IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy, on view at the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium, from June 28 - October 6, 2019. The exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary artworks from both Africa and the diaspora, reflecting the diversity of the African artistic heritage and its itinerant histories of slavery, colonialism, and independence movements. Other featured artists include Ana Mendieta, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Yinka Shonibare CBE and Pascale Marthine Tayou. For more information, please visit the BOZAR website.

New Ezra Stoller Monograph

A forthcoming release from Phaidon and the estate of Ezra Stoller, Ezra Stoller: A Photographic History of Modern American Architecture, by Pierluigi Serraino will be published in October 2019. Serraino, a practicing architect, author, and educator, guides the reader through a captivating history of 20th-century Modern American architecture, as seen through the eyes of the legendary photographer. For more information, please visit the Phaidon website.

New Edition of Kohei Yoshiyuki Monograph

A new monograph of Kohei Yoshiyuki’s seminal photographic series, The Park, will be published by Radius Books and Yossi Milo in September 2019. Photographs from The Park series were taken between 1971 and 1979 in the parks of Tokyo at night using infrared film and flash. The new edition features all of the original photographs, never-before-seen images and documentation of the original 1980 and 1982 magazines, Document: Koen. For more information, please visit the gallery’s Publications page.

Marco Breuer and Mark Ruwedel at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Photographs by Mark Ruwedel and Marco Breuer are on view in Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in Berkeley, CA, from March 27 – September 1, 2019. Other featured artists in the Goodman Belco Collection include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt, Christian Marclay and Christine Osinski. For more information, please visit the BAMPFA website.

Mark Ruwedel at J. Paul Getty Museum

Photographs from Mark Ruwedel’s series We All Loved Ruscha (15 Apts.) were on view in Mapping Space: Recent Acquisitions in Focus at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA, from February 26 - July 14, 2019. The exhibition showcased work by five international photographers who take unique, modern approaches to landscape photography: Uta Barth, Robert Kinmont, Richard Long, Wang Jinsong and Ruwedel. For more information, please visit the Getty museum website.

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental Live at Ford Theaters

Hassan Hajjaj will present a live performance installation, My Rock Stars Experimental - Live, at the Ford Theaters in Los Angeles, on October 11, 2019. Six musicians will perform Hajjaj’s My Rocks Stars series live on stage, in front of a backdrop of textiles designed by Hajjaj and manufactured by local Moroccan artisans. The international roster of performers includes Afrikan Boy, Bumi, Simo Lagnawi the Gnawa Berber, and Marques Toliver, reflecting the combination of London hip-hop, reggae, and North African heritage that influences Hajjaj’s broader artistic practice. For more information, please visit the Ford Theaters website.

Hassan Hajjaj at New Art Exchange

The Path, a solo exhibition of photographs, films, and installations by Hassan Hajjaj was on view at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, United Kingdom from April 6 - June 23, 2019. The exhibition presented work from multiple series, highlighting Hajjaj’s engagement with Moroccan, British and globalized culture in the modern world. For more information, please visit the New Art Exchange website.

Hassan Hajjaj at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden

Work by Hassan Hajjaj was on view in Material Insanity at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech, Morocco, from February 26 – August 15, 2019. The exhibition explored the relationship between form, material, and meaning through a series of installations and artworks primarily composed of everyday objects. Other featured artists include Yasmina Alaoui, Oli Bonzanigo, Frances Goodman, and Adrian Piper. For more information, please visit the MACAAL website.