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Robin Rhode’s Borne Frieze

The first thing you notice when you walk into Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea, New York, is a traditional white cube room, with a desk close to the window facing…..

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Praise poem for the photographer Omar Badsha

Emmanuel Kant would have been distraught if he were to see Omar Badsha’s work. Neither great beauties nor scenic vistas meant to evoke sublime pleasure were the focus of Badsha’s…..

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Those iconic Nigerian hairstyles from the ’60s

Long before Chris Rock wondered what was up with black women’s hair (“Good Hair” 2009), black women in Africa were busy engaging in acts of self-fashioning that married their political…..