Articles by Kemi Ilesanmi

Simone Leigh, "The Gods Must Be Crazy," installation view, 2009. Courtesy Sculpture Center and the Artist.

An Interview with Simone Leigh

An Interview with Simone Leigh

Simone Leigh is a new world artist/ceramicist of the highest order. Her gnarly yet incredibly beautiful objects and installations provoke, inspire, and remain with you. She works her particular brand …

Paul Mpagi Sepuya, "As-yet-untitled work," 2009. Photograph, Ugandan bark-cloth bags, screw. Courtesy the Artist.

An Interview with Paul Mpagi Sepuya

An Interview with Paul Mpagi Sepuya

I met the artist Paul Mpagi Sepya when he worked at Creative Capital a couple of years back. I’ve followed his thoughtful, evocative, and beautiful photo portrait work ever since. …

Kevin Jerome Everson, "Something Else," film still, 2007. Courtesy the artist.

Solomon: Wherefore wisdom?

Solomon: Wherefore wisdom?

While I love living in New York City, there are nights when I long for the simplicity of only one truly art-worthy thing to do in town. Tonight is one …

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Going Fast!: Treeless Mountain

Going Fast!: Treeless Mountain

One of my favorite films of the year is ending its New York run at the Quad Cinema tonight! Treeless Mountain is a beautiful, quiet, and moving film by So …

Filip Gilissen, "Vamos," installation still, 2009.  Courtesy the artist and Exhibition.

Flash Points

Free & Clear: Exhibition and the Free Store

Flash Points

Free & Clear: Exhibition and the Free Store

Is free sometimes the best value for art?  Well, it certainly can be when artists and curators turn an inquisitive and critically-engaged eye towards the nature of exchange, regeneration, and …