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Sean Kelly Gallery, 475 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10018

Anthony Akinbola: Natural Beauty | Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of Anthony Akinbola: Natural Beauty at Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly is delighted to announce Natural Beauty, a solo-exhibition of new work by Nigerian- American, Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Akinbola. This presentation, occupying the front and lower galleries, includes the artist’s signature Camouflage paintings, single and multi-panel works that utilize the ubiquitous du-rag as their primary material. Universally available and possessed of significant cultural context, the du-rag represents for Akinbola a readymade object that engages the conceptual strategies of Marcel Duchamp and other significant artistic predecessors. From the press release.

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Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA

Shifting Perspectives | Leeds Art Gallery


In this ground-breaking show, curator Laura Claveria sets out to ask some hard questions and to hear some problematic answers about how African, Caribbean and Asian communities and cultures, who are so essential to Leeds’ success, are represented and interpreted in Leeds Art Gallery’s collection. Review by Daniel Barnes

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Emalin 1 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3ET

On The Record, Off The Record: Sound Off Kembra Pfahler

Installation view: Kembra Pfahler, On The Record, Off The Record: Sound Off, Emalin, London, UK, 09 July – 03 September 2022.

Emalin is pleased to present On The Record, Off The Record: Sound Off, a solo exhibition of new and archival works by American artist Kembra Pfahler, the artist’s third at the gallery. The exhibition comprises never-before-seen collages made for the artist’s performances in the 1990s across the venues of New York’s underground scene, alongside a selection of recent drawings. Sound Off is the third of Pfahler’s On The Record, Off The Record trilogy, following live performances at New York’s Pioneer Works earlier this year and at Participant Inc in 2021. A recording of the Participant Inc performance, live-streamed last year due to pandemic restrictions, is screened on the ground foor. From the press release.

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