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Osei Bonsu has Been Named the International Art Curator for London's Tate Modern

The British-Ghanaian curator will oversee the African arm of the museum's modern and contemporary art.

Yesterday, Osei Bonsu, was named the international art curator for the African arm of Tate Modern in London. The British-Ghanaian art curator, critic and historian, joins Nabila Abdel Nabi and Devika Singh will respectively oversee the Middle Eastern and Asian arms of modern and contemporary art respectively while Valentina Ravaglia will be in charge of Tate Modern's display programs. The appointment of these talented and diverse individuals is a part of the museum's intentions of steering in a more international direction.

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Lorraine O'Grady (b. 1934). "Art Is (Girlfriends Times Two)," 1983/2009. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

This Striking Exhibition Shows How Black Artists Contributed to the Black Power Movement

A review of Tate Modern's 'Soul of a Nation'—an exhibition that is giving African American artists their long overdue recognition.

Martin Puryear's Self will forever be a wonder. It is sculpted from wood with a rich black luster and is said to be hollow inside. The temptation to touch and feel it was to resist. At a glance its shape is that of a thumb. Move one step to the left or right and its precise shape changes. Move another step and it changes again.

The amorphous nature of Puryear's creation gives it fluidity in character and meaning. Is the "self" of the title referring to one's inner state as whole in form and colour but also constantly changing? Or is it a vision of "blackness" as a reality shared by multitudes no two of whom are the same in the same way no two viewpoints of the sculpture are the same? Or not.

The ambiguity adds to the fascination and to what in total is a most exhilarating exhibition of works by African Americans by Tate Modern called Soul of a Nation.

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Blackface At The Tate: Artist Larry Achiampong On Britain's 'Others'

"I was depicting the experience of being treated like an alien based on the colour of my skin" Interview with British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong

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