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London’s National Portrait Gallery Catches Up to Black Portraiture

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LONDON — The Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery in London, founded in 1768 and 1856 respectively, have long been symbols of the British art establishment — namely the White, male-dominated establishment. In February, the RA opened Entangled Pasts, which examines its own colonialist ties by interspersing the work of contemporary Black British artists of the African, Caribbean, and South Asian diasporas with its own historic collections, while highlighting historic Black figures excluded from standard art history. The National Portrait Gallery, newly spruced up after a three-year closure for refurbishment, takes a different tack. Curated by Ekow Eshun, previously director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure presents works by 22 African diasporic artists exploring the richness and complexity of Black life via portraiture. 

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Kelowna Art Gallery adds summer exhibition

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A new art exhibition has opened at the Kelowna Art Gallery.

Stories that animate us highlights a diverse selection of works on paper and animations from a wide variety of collectively shared oral histories, knowledge systems, and cosmologies, as well as personal memories, dreams and imaginings.

What does 18th century painter Francisco de Goya have in common with Haida and Tlingit artist Robert Davidson? Or, contemporary animator and filmmaker Amanda Strong with renowned Canadian conceptual artist Joyce Wieland?

The answer can be found in the visual storytelling that permeates the exhibition. Stories that animate us is organized and curated by the Vancouver Art Gallery opens at the Kelowna Art Gallery this weekend.

Read more: https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/493131/Kelowna-Art-Gallery-adds-summer-exhibition

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c’s new exhibition debuts at Bruton art gallery

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Source: Somerset Country Gazette

FEIN Collections, which opened in April this year, is presenting Dancing on the Razor’s Edge by artist David Hansen.

His detailed works explore the destruction of nature and humanity through an array of artistic mediums.

FEIN Collection’s founder and owner, Danielle L. Newns Fein, said: “I had always wanted to internationally promote the work of truly talented artists in whom I strongly believe.

Read more: https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/24385285.david-hansens-new-exhibition-debuts-bruton-art-gallery/

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Manor house renovated as home and art gallery

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A Grade II* listed manor house built in the 17th Century has been restored and brought back into use as a family home.

Burderop House in Chiseldon, Wiltshire, which was redesigned into its current neo-classical square design in the 18th Century, had been used as offices for several decades.

Property developer, Arthur Dallimer, has now converted the house into a home with a downstairs space turned into an arts venue.”I’m very happy to have been able to have brought back one of the town’s most beautiful buildings into its original use like this,” he said.

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