Category Archives: Exhibitions

For All African and Caribbean music lovers: Africa Oyé Will Rock!

Liverpool festival to showcase African and Caribbean music and culture

CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Sarabi at Africa Oye in 2015 (Photo credit: Mark McNulty)

AFRICA OYÉ, the largest free celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture in the UK, is counting down to another summer extravaganza in Liverpool.

Having grown from humble beginnings, Africa Oyé is now one of the biggest of its kind in Europe, last year attracting crowds of over 80,000 people from all over the UK – and it’s still growing. Continue reading For All African and Caribbean music lovers: Africa Oyé Will Rock!

Philadephia Museum of Art Showcases African Collection Spanning Fashion, Architecture and Art

Philadephia Museum of Art Showcases African Collection Spanning Fashion, Architecture and Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is staging five exhibitions that show off the range of the artistic oeuvre from the African continent over the centuries.

Titled “Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art,” the major survey focuses on the diversity of materials, techniques, and traditions used in art across West and Central African cultures. For instance, “Three Photographers/Six Cities,” running from Continue reading Philadephia Museum of Art Showcases African Collection Spanning Fashion, Architecture and Art

A sand artist developed a dramatic way to unveil his artwork

They way that artist Tim Bengel creates art is just as amazing as the final results. The German artist uses sand to draw complex designs on a sticky canvas, but you can’t quite tell what he’s made until right at the end. That’s when he dumps off all the extra sand, and his finished pieces appear like magic.  Continue reading A sand artist developed a dramatic way to unveil his artwork

How Art Collectors Can Stay Out Of Tax Trouble In New York

Given that the art market is a multi-billion dollar industry and that so many of the world’s art sales and purchases take place in New York State (at record-breaking prices), it is no wonder that cash-strapped state authorities are broadly searching for instances of tax evasion in the art world. We are seeing a tremendous increase in audits and investigations in this area and two recent settlements show the investigations are resulting in the payment of millions of dollars to the state.  With results this profitable, it is likely that NYS investigations of art transactions will continue. Continue reading How Art Collectors Can Stay Out Of Tax Trouble In New York