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Africa and Its Diaspora at Art Basel Hong Kong
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Africa and Its Diaspora at Art Basel Hong Kong

In recent years, there has been a significant explosion of interest in Modern and contemporary art by artists from Africa and of African descent. Yet, works in this category still only amount to a small percentage of global art sales worldwide, despite the decades of artistic development made explicit in two groundbreaking survey exhibitions. ‘Afro-Atlantic...

What Is Bad Art?
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What Is Bad Art?

Nina Childress sits down with Thomas Chatterton Williams to discuss painting, punk, and the politics of bad taste. The French-American artist Nina Childress has built a decades-spanning career around the indefatigable interrogation of ‘bad’ art and taste. Shaped by the rebellious spirit of punk rock, her approach has always been heterodox and fluid. Since the...

One Work: Error by Fabrice Hyber
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One Work: Error by Fabrice Hyber

As his solo exhibition opened at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the artist explains his fascination with the evolution of living species. ‘I made Error (2022) this summer, for a group exhibition at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS, focusing on the theme of seeds. As in all my work, I wanted to tell a story: the story of seeds, from...

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Nick Cave Welcomes Us to Facility, His Multifunction Space in Chicago

Nick Cave: ‘When I realized that I was a messenger, that liberated me from everything.’ The Chicago-based artist on working from a place of purpose In this episode of ‘Meet the artists’, Art Basel visits Nick Cave in his Chicago live-work and exhibition space. Named Facility, it serves as a cultural capsule, a place for...

Eddie Martinez at Miami Design District
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Eddie Martinez at Miami Design District

The exhibit is a group show featuring early work by Eddie Martinez alongside work by nine outsider, self-taught and American art brut artists that Martinez collects or is otherwise inspired by: Hawkins Bolden, Freddie Brice, David Butler, Willie Jinks, Joe Light, Laura Craig McNellis, Ike Morgan, Mary T. Smith and Billy White. The exhibition emphasizes...