Armory Arts Week NYC 2016 Features Contemporary Art with African Perspectives
Enjoy these fresh views of Armory Arts Week 2016—our impressions of contemporary art fairs, galleries, and museums in New York during Armory Arts Week 2016. Of particular interest was the African Perspectives section at the Armory art fair, curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba, founders of Contemporary And, an online platform for international art from African perspectives. The two curators introduced a diverse view of contemporary African art. Emerging curators, artists, galleries and art spaces from Lagos to London to Luanda were together for the first time in one location. A one-day symposium organized by Grosse and Mutumba was an opportunity to learn of artistic developments and creative challenges for artists in Africa and the African Diaspora.
Stay tuned for Fresh Talk episodes featuring Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse, and artists Ato Malinda, ruby onyinyechi amanze, and Ed Young. Outside the fair, we recorded great conversations with artists Ebony G. Patterson, Sanford Biggers at moniquemeloche LES in The Bowery, just steps from Anri Sala’s sonorous solo exhibition Answer Me, at the New Museum.
Photo credit: Bahar Behbahani and Cathy Byrd