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Amah-Rose Abrams

Arts and Culture Journalist

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The Art Newspaper, The New York Times, ES Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Art, artnet News, Dazed Digital, The Quietus

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.

The Quietus
The Quietus | Features | Craft/Work | Neon Lights: The Digital Art Of Rebecca Allen

Rebecca Allen, Kraftwerk Portrait (1986) Courtesy the artist. Rebecca Allen has been making art with technology since she attended college in the early 1970s. Fascinated with the relationship between art and technological change Allen set on a path which would take her away from her art and into the world of computer technology and the emerging creative industries of that time.

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.

'Not good enough': Oscar Murillo criticises Tate over Frank Bowling exhibition

Turner Prize nominee Oscar Murillo made a blistering attack against Tate Britain on Saturday, describing its retrospective of the Guyana-born British artist Frank Bowling as "disappointing" and "ridiculous". Frank Bowling: The Possibility of Paint are Never-Ending (until 26 August) opened last week to positive reviews.

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.

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
The 2015 Istanbul Biennial Reviewed - artnet News

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev's Istanbul biennial, "SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms," opened with speeches and song as the art world gathered eagerly to hear what the famed curator had to say, and how this hotly anticipated biennial would come together.

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.

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.

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