Gagosian Director Antwaun Sargent’s Stunning “Social Works” Exhibition

A group show with work by 12 Black artists who've contributed to social change in public and private spaces

Channeling an urgent conceptual power that parallels his last two books (The New Black Vanguard and Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists), while incorporating an immersive flair that art enthusiasts today have come to savor, author and critic Antwaun Sargent‘s debut exhibition at Gagosian, Social Works, delivers an engaging discourse on Black artists and the myriad spaces they influence. With community engagement as a …

Director Sam Pollard’s “Black Art: In The Absence of Light” Documentary

Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Theaster Gates, Amy Sherald and others share their thoughts

In 1976, artist, art historian and curator David Driskell opened the doors to his landmark exhibition, Two Centuries of Black American Art, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The captivating, comprehensive study featured more than 200 works by 63 artists from the 19th and 20th century, but its expanse did not stop there; it toured the US and opened the eyes of …

Miami Art Week 2019: Art Basel’s Monumental Meridians Sector

Curator Magalí Arriola's ode to large-scale artwork and even larger ideas

On a second-floor “ballroom” at the sprawling Miami Beach Convention Center, set atop a carpet that’s fetching comments of its own, Art Basel Miami Beach‘s new Meridians sector features some of the most considered, engaging works found within all of 2019’s Miami Art Week. Not only are they, as the division stipulates, large-scale in format—they are larger than life conceptually. As expected, there are momentous sculptural and …