Artsy Editorial | Isaac Kaplan:
There was once a time in Western art history when Africa was pictured only through the eyes of Europeans, and when the varied visual language of an entire continent was reduced to the regressive label of “primitive”—and depicted through the paintbrushes of Picasso, Gauguin, and Matisse. It’s this kind of entrenched, monolithic understanding of Africa, and African art, that curators Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba hope to mortally rupture through “African Perspectives,” this year’s Focus section at The Armory Show… Read more
Image: Installation view Tiwani Contemporary’s booth and WHATIFTHEWORLD’s booth at The Armory Show, 2016. Photo by Adam Reich for Artsy.