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The Best 25 Shows of 2015

by The AFC Staff on December 31, 2015
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2015 was great for art. For all the bitching that went on about art fairs, the dominance of the market, and sub-par museum shows (cough, cough Björk), I saw more great shows than I have in my ten years working as a critic in New York. Rather than try to whittle our picks down to a few select shows, we wrote up every show we thought was truly exemplary.

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Tonight at MoMA: Updating Wikipedia’s Archive of Contemporary Black Artists

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 13, 2015
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Black artists are noticeably underrepresented in Wikipedia’s archive of contemporary art. That’s hugely problematic. Today at MoMA, the Black Lunch Table is hosting a social edit-a-thon to help fill in the blanks.

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Postcolonial Cinema in Oil on Canvas, After Canvas: Meleko Mokgosi at the ICA Boston

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 10, 2015
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Meleko Mokgosi’s epic installation of paintings spans a gallery—and a nation’s history. The artist combines vignettes of life in postcolonial Botswana into luscious, cinematic storyboards.

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“Primary Sources” at The Studio Museum in Harlem

by Alex Fialho on October 17, 2012
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It’s hard to ignore the glow from The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-In-Residence alumni when visiting the museum. David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall and Julie Mehretu are just a few of the museum’s now famed past residents, so it’s easy to start thinking about who might be the next star. Of all three artists-in-residence—Njideka Akunliyi, Xaviera Simmons, and Meleko Mokgosi—Njideka Akunliyi gets my pick for who might eventually join the ranks of Hammons and Mehretu.

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