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This is the blog of Galleria Clic contemporary art online gallery edited by Depo Olukotun.

Who exactly are America’s Black artists?

Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history. So reads every promotional material for Tate Modern’s Soul of a Nation exhibition. How does being an … Continue reading

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Norman Lewis, Processional, 1965: A Not So Black and White Perspective

Processional (1965) by Norman Lewis is just one of the many engaging artworks in the Soul of a Nation exhibition at the Tate Modern, London. While being one amongst the many, Processional stands out as uniquely striking in its simplicity. … Continue reading

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Documenta 14: Parthenon of Books

Marta Minujín’s Parthenon of Books is easily the centrepiece of Documenta 14, the 2017 instalment of the five-yearly Documenta held in Kassel, Germany. The Parthenon of Books qualifies as the centrepiece because it stands out physically, as an idea and … Continue reading

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DocumentA 13 and Memories of the Arab Spring

In 2012, starting with the Arab Spring, the ever so political Croatian artist and Documenta veteran Sanja Iveković, stepped back in time to pay homage to political martyrs and social revolutionaries in Documenta 13, and will be showing in Documenta 14 too. Continue reading

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Countdown to Documenta 14

I am off the Document 14! This is a great treat, especially as I had pleasure of attending DocumentA 13 in 2012. It is amazing to have the opportunity to attend consecutive Documenta instalments, which occur once every five years. … Continue reading

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Gele ati Asọ́-Oke Exhibition: Aiming for the Footsteps of Success

The Gele ati Asọ́-Oke exhibition is aiming to follow in the footsteps of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Lagos’s 2014 crowdfunded publication of a monograph on Nigerian Photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere. J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere along with Benedy and Sons, … Continue reading

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The origins of the label “Yoruba photography”

Yoruba photography is not a new term. It is at least five decades old. The anthropologist Stephen Sprague as far back as 1979 used the label Yoruba photography in his seminal academic article on the Yoruba people and the unique … Continue reading

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