Amah-Rose Abrams

Arts and Culture Journalist

United Kingdom

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Liverpool Biennial 2023 explores the legacy of slavery

The Liverpool Biennial 2023 turns its lens on the legacy of slavery in the city, and asked South African curator Khanyisile Mbongwa to take on this challenge. The city of Liverpool, famous for it
How the Sharjah Biennial 15 is subverting art world legacies

Built on the vision of late curator Okwui Enwezor, the Sharjah Biennial 15: 'Thinking Historically in the Present' offers a critical reframing of postcolonial narratives through major new commissions, until 11 June 2023

The Art Newspaper - International art news and events
Amoako Boafo opens artist residency in Accra

Dot.ateliers resembles the types of cultural spaces the Ghanaian artist says he wishes existed when he was younger

The Art Newspaper - International art news and events
Paris+ par Art Basel's VIP opening: galleries report good sales, the right people and a clear...

The new international fair in the Art Basel constellation, Paris+ par Art Basel, opened its doors to VIPs in yesterday in a dynamic atmosphere. The early mood was buoyant and familiar art collectors in the crowd included Maja Hoffmann, Alain Servais, Xavier Niel and Patrizia Sandretto re Rebaudengo with her son and daughter-in-law.

Evening Standard
Your definitive guide to all things Frieze Week...

f you don't have the cash to splash on a Hockney or an Emin, don't sweat it, because there are plenty of free activities to delight in all over the capital this Frieze Week. At multiple spots around Tate Modern, long-standing non-profit Artangel, behind innovative exhibitions such as Steve McQueen's Year 3, is presenting , a new feature film by creatives Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi.

How French Galleries Are Adapting to Survive the Pandemic

On April 8th, the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art (CPGA), France's main association of art dealers, released the results of a poll of its nearly 300 member galleries about the toll of the coronavirus on their businesses, and the results were shocking.

New York Times
Frieze London Shows the Art World Has Cottoned On to Weaving

A special "Woven" section at the fair celebrates an art form that was long undervalued as a result of sexism and snobbery. LONDON - The Frieze London fair opened on Thursday, and art dealers from all over the world have gathered for what organizers are calling the most international edition in the fair's history.

Anri Sala's subterranean installation is out of this world

Anri Sala's subterranean installation is out of this world Albanian artist Anri Sala's hypnotic film and sound installation, Time No Longer,in Houston's Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, pays homage to African American astronaut and saxophonist Ronald McNair Anri Sala's work explores the moment between the tangible and intangible.

The Quietus
The Quietus | Features | Craft/Work | Re-Worlding: Ian Cheng's AI Art Hopes To Flip Your Life Script

Ian Cheng, Life After BOB: The Chalice Study (still), 2021, Real-time live animation, colour, sound, 48 mins. Commissioned by LAS (Light Art Space), The Shed and Luma Arles. Courtesy of the artist Ian Cheng was one of the first artists working with artificial intelligence to break through into the contemporary art world while most artists engaged in the field were still operating mainly in the tech world.

The Quietus
The Quietus | Reviews | Suede

Suede have often spoken of a Suedeworld, a sonic zone built by the band that speaks of an otherworldly ordinariness, a portal out of the grim everyday that only they can conjure into being.

Ragnar Kjartansson's dramatic soap opera inaugurates GES-2 in Moscow

Ragnar Kjartansson's dramatic soap opera inaugurates GES-2 in Moscow Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson inaugurates the much-anticipated V-A-C Foundation's GES-2 House of Culture in Moscow. Santa Barbara - A Living Sculpture is a bold, theatrical work that examines the relationship between Russia and the US 'It's all gone a bit, Santa Barbara '.

the Guardian
'It's not a monument, it's a celebration': Windrush sculpture unveiled in Hackney

A new public sculpture commemorating the Windrush generation was unveiled in east London on Wednesday morning to smiles and curiosity. Warm Shores by Thomas J Price, a 9ft (2.75 metres) bronze of a man and a woman standing outside Hackney town tall, marks the full installation of the Hackney Windrush Art Commission, a project celebrating the contribution made by those who have immigrated to the area.

CNN Style
Venice Biennale: Balancing national pride and politics

Written by Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams, CNN Venice, Italy The NSK State has an anthem, passports, stamps, and consulates, but no territory. Founded by the Slovenian artist collective IRWIN in 1992, it's a radical art experiment that challenges concepts of migration, colonialism, history and identity.

Fondazione In Between Art Film: a cinematic celebration of time-based media in Venice

Fondazione In Between Art Film: a cinematic celebration of time-based media in Venice Beatrice Bulgari's new foundation, championing time-based media, takes over a disused hospital with a surreal group exhibition during the Venice Biennale 2022 Fondazione In Between Art Film, founded in 2019, looks to establish long-term relationships with artists working in time-based media through commissioning and exhibiting their work.

Venice Architecture Biennale 2021: a year late but somehow right on time

Venice Architecture Biennale 2021: a year late but somehow right on time Hashim Sarkis' main show 'How Will We Live Together?' at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale opens a year later than originally expected, but ponders on questions that are more timely than ever Venice in the pandemic is a different city, a quiet place with children playing in the narrow streets, families dining outside and an empty St.

In Liverpool, Lubaina Himid's show questions the Guardian's portrayal of black people

The way black people are represented-or misrepresented-on the pages of the Guardian newspaper has long been a subject of Lubaina Himid's work. And now, for a commission by Liverpool's Rapid Response Unit, the Turner Prize-winning artist has been into the newsroom of the famously liberal newspaper to understand how its editorial decisions are made.

Evening Standard
The meteoric rise of African art

It's a mid-summer evening in the capital and the queue of London art scene insiders and celebrities is snaking around the courtyard at Somerset House . The buzzing crowd includes Don Letts, Yinka Shonibare, Lulu Kennedy, Clara Amfo and Sabrina Elba. Later on, Grace Wales Bonner will get to work on the decks.

The New Afrofuturism

Arthur Jafa, APEX, 2013. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York / Rome In 2018, we're witness to daily political protests, social justice is very much on the agenda, and there's a new Parliament record out. One could be forgiven for thinking it was still 1974.

artnet News
London Gallery Sues in Agnes Martin Authentication Dispute | artnet News

London's Mayor Gallery has filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against the authentication committee for the catalogue raisonné of Canadian Abstract Expressionist and Minimalist artist Agnes Martin 's over 13 works the gallery has sold that the estate refuses to include. The gallery alleges this has cost it $7.2 million.