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All The Black Art To See At Frieze London 2023

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Source: British Vogue

Frieze London’s historic 20th edition will see a bevy of local and international talent descend on Regent’s Park once again from 11 to 15 October. Happily, powerhouse director Eva Langret has made it her mission to ensure this year’s edition reflects “London’s art scene now” in all its kaleidoscopic diversity – including launching an Artist-to-Artist scheme, with eight world-renowned artists shining a light on lesser known but equally brilliant creatives at the fair. In honour of Black History Month, Vogue rounds up some of the most powerful Black art to see – and shop – both in Regent’s Park and London’s most prestigious galleries.

Read More: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/frieze-london-2023

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Lost self-portrait by UK painter Norman Cornish discovered behind bar scene

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Source: The Art Newspaper

A self-portrait of the coal miner artist Norman Cornish—depicts a grimy young man with tousled hair—has been rediscovered on the reverse of one of his crowded pub scenes.

Cornish, born in 1919 in county Durham, UK, was described as “the last of the pitman painters” when he died in 2014, although by then he had long since become sufficiently famous and prosperous to leave the mines, work full time as an artist, and be awarded an MBE

Read More https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2024/07/18/lost-self-portrait-by-uk-painter-norman-cornish-discovered-behind-bar-scene

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National Gallery’s ‘Democracy’ looks at Southern European history and art

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Source: ekhathemerini.com

A new and timely exhibition titled “Democracy” that opens at the National Gallery of Art on Thursday explores the relationship of art with political history in southern Europe.

The exhibition will open to the public on Friday (July 12) and run to February 2, 2025.

It is the first large international exhibition that focuses on art in relation to democracy during one of the most defining times for the history of Southern Europe, when three countries in the region – Greece, Portugal, and Spain – transitioned from an authoritarian regime to a democratic state.

Read more: https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1243722/national-gallerys-democracy-looks-at-southern-european-history-and-art/

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How Arab is Paris? Art history might have the answer

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Source: The National

Throughout the 20th century, Paris played home to artists from across the Arab world. Young creatives from the Francophone countries of North Africa and the Levant moved to the French capital to study. Established creatives held exhibitions there and collaborated with French galleries, artists and poets. For others, Paris was a refuge – a place of stability during tumultuous years for the Arab region.

Now, an ambitious exhibition titled Arab Presences: Modern Art and Decolonisation: Paris 1908 – 1988 at the Museum of Modern Art (better known as MAM) is assessing the impact of these artists – how they affected the French art scene and how France affected them. It begins in the waning years of colonialism and ends in 1988, when the Arab World Institute opened in the city, as if in recognition of these Arab presences.

Read more: https://www.thenationalnews.com/arts-culture/2024/07/10/arab-presences-modern-art-paris/

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