Multi-Layered Highlights From the Tbilisi Art Fair 2019

Contemporary pieces from a selection of international artists

Concurrent with the non-commercial OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair exhibition, the Tbilisi Art Fair (TAF) highlights Georgian artists and galleries. Unlike the former event, however, TAF also incorporates an international presence. From other institutions in the region—such as Azerbaijan—to Western European and American contributions, the fair allows attendees to see the vibrancy of homegrown artists amidst their global peers. It’s predominantly composed of Georgian galleries (to its benefit) and …

Conceptual Sculpture Highlights at Frieze New York 2019

Seven multi-dimensional works that provoke imagination

After a monumental Los Angeles debut earlier this year, Frieze Art Fair returns to New York. Set within pop-up pavilions of epic proportion—accessible by ferry on Randall’s Island—the acclaimed assembly of global art galleries presents their best. And it may be the most fetching iteration of Frieze (in this location) to date. From the grand mixed-media introduction to the fair by Victoria Miro to row …

The Overdue Successes of Older Black Artists

After decades of indifference from the art world, many African American artists in their 70s and 80s are finally garnering the attention, bidders, invitations to lectures, panels and shows—and, of course, income—they deserve. These overdue successes result in mixed reactions, and rightly so. Sculptor and teacher, Melvin Edwards says, “It’s about time the art world caught up.” While painter Howardena Pindell has “a different kind …