12/8/2015

In a 1988 article in Connoisseur Magazine, I was described as “an occidental orientalist” for being the first to open a New York gallery presenting a totally new phenomenon – Chinese contemporary art. I was perceived as a cultural explorer into the unknown. Chinese and contemporary — to most people the very idea oxymoronic. To them Chinese art was something frozen into strict genres — classical landscapes, folkloric apple-cheeked...

 

African art is certainly not new to the art world. African art, design and architecture have consistently captivated and transformed every culture that has ever come in contact with it. As Ethan Cohen New York states in the exhibition press release for “FLAUNT: Africa New Wave”,

 

"Almost a century ago, African art’s interaction with the Western tradition changed the course of art history. From Picasso through Cubists to Bran...

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