Anatsui, who was born in Ghana and lives and creates in Nigeria, has mined Africa's history and culture to carve, mold and weave forms that captivate viewers around the world. "I think of myself as an artist," Anatsui said in an interview with Agence-France-Presse. "And I'm an African."
"What sort of product or narrative can be generated in Chile, where territorial displacement, delocalization, disarticulation, exile and migration are both historical and current themes?', asks artist and curator Ingrid Wildi Merino whose itinerant group exhibition is now on view in art venues throughout Santiago.
Humorist and illustrator Arcangelo Frye offers up pages from his folio of Haiku for the age of Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Number 8 in the series of modern-day Haiku is devoted to the artistic legacy of Michael Jackson.
That his iconic 'Obama Hope' poster is based on someoneâ€™s photograph is not disputed, but Shepard Fairey claims his artistic manipulation of that original is more than enough to shield him from the ill-advised copyright lawsuit launched by (who, it turns out, may not even own the rights to the image).