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David Adjaye

In D.C., Siting a Pavilion in a Park

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.06.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

The site for the newest museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is informed by its own context and history. National Museum of African Amer...

BHM: Five Black Design Professionals That Achieved Mainstream Success

Shari Francis | Posted 02.28.2017 | HuffPost Home
Shari Francis

As Black History Month nears its end it is always great to reflect on the positive individuals who impacted the world through their cause or craft. R...

Why This Week is THE Time to Be In Chicago

MutualArt | Posted 09.17.2016 | Arts

"There is a palpable buzz in the air around EXPO this year," gallery owner Monique Meloche reported in the run-up to the fourth edition of EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, which takes place on Navy Pier, September 17-20, 2015.

African Design Deluge

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Jens Martin Skibsted

There are few that don't have an opinion when it comes to judging the value of design in today's companies. Silicon Valley powerhouse Apple undoubtedly cashed in on design and many newcomers are doing so too. Imagine Uber and Airbnb for instance without design thinking.

Capital and Contradiction: Okwui Enwezor's 2015 Venice Biennale

MutualArt | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts

The Venice Biennale is built on paradox and contradiction: against the grain of globalization, the Biennale follows a model of representation by nation-states, and its non-commercial structure is undermined by the extravagant cost of mounting an exhibition there.

More Than Form, Heft, and Material: History and Culture in the Architecture of David Adjaye

MutualArt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts

It opens with the image of a slave ship and a teeming slum, squarely placing Adjaye's work within the frame of reference of the dialectics of postcolonialism.

A Retrospective of Architect David Adjaye Examines His Prolific Body of Work

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

When the ongoing visual transformation of London is discussed, the most obvious architectural players are the big hitters like Norman Foster, Richard ...

Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy: African Art In A New Environment

Renée Mussai | Posted 03.21.2015 | Arts
Renée Mussai

How does one avoid the dangers of isolating artistic practice originating from one place on our planet from the wider discourse of art?

David Adjaye on the Significance of the New Smithsonian (VIDEO) | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts

David Adjaye's design was selected from a list of 70 projects, led by some of the world's most renowned names in architecture. The building will be the final piece to bring the historical Washington National Mall to completion.

Enough Of Avedon?

Alexander Adler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts
Alexander Adler

Known as one of the 20th century's leading fashion photographers and portraitists, Richard Avedon retained an uncanny ability to garner quite unique, sublimely frank expressions from his subjects.

Gestural Painting, Roasting Pigs & Scratching Heads: Josh Smith's New Exhibition

Dorothy Spears | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

Josh Smith and his dinosaur painting, Brant Foundation/courtesy Billy Farrell Agency If lush green paddocks, a pig roast, an abundance of celebrities...

ARCHITECTURE: Tanzanian Architect David Adjaye On Photography, Books, And Africa

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Best known for his innovative, sometimes controversial structures, the award-winning architect David Adjaye has for the last 10 years been photographi...

A Tale of Two Biennials: Santa Fe and Denver

Leanne Goebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Leanne Goebel

Sixteen years ago, Santa Fe had a vision to establish a contemporary art museum with the focus of bringing contemporary art to the city with an accompanying biennial. In 2008, Denver decided to join the biennial craze.

Peter Zumthor: A "Timeless" Architect for our Time?

Frances Anderton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Frances Anderton

Adjaye, still in his early 40s, has built a string of much-praised houses for fine artists, as well as museums, libaries and cultural centers, and will be the design architect.