Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Okwui Enwezor's global curatorial project

Okwui Enwezor is the first curator of his generation to direct Documenta and the Venice Biennale and the first African curator to direct either one. In an article titled How Okwui Enwezor Changed the Art World, the Wall Street Journal tracks Enwezor's global curatorial project, beginning with his 1996 breakthrough show Insight: African Photographers 1940 to Present at the Guggenhein Museum. Since then he has produced international exhibitions that seek to define their moment - biennials in Johannesburg, Gwangju and the Paris Triennial - and historically-driven, encyclopedic museum shows. Read more...
Image: Okwui Enwezor