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The Sybarite Art club announce In the Black Fantastic; a thought-provoking and disruptive awakening into Afrofuturism, to put on your radar this Summer.

From 29 June to 18 September 2022, the Hayward Gallery presents In the Black Fantastic, the UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to the work of Black artists who use fantastical elements to address racial injustice and explore alternative realities. Showcasing new works and special commissions, this exhibition adds a new chapter to the Hayward Gallery’s tradition of presenting ground-breaking shows that...

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Review of Ada \ contemporary art gallery presents, cross hatching...

April 22, 2021 (Accra, Ghana) – Accra-based ADA \ contemporary art gallery, specialized in the work of emerging artists across Africa and its diaspora, unveils its fourth consecutive debut solo exhibition since opening in October 2020 – Cross Hatching Affluence, an exhibition by emerging Ghanaian artist Hamid Nii Nortey (b. 1987). On view from May 6 – June 16, 2021 in person and online, the selection of 20 new figurative paintings acts as a mirror onto the Ghanaian capital’s fast-evolving urban and social landscape, thereby reappropriating a narrative long dominated by socioeconomic and political hardship.

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Featuring The Brando: a world apart

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Featuring Waldorf Astoria offers high-octane experience from Europe...

During which they will be able to experience and sample three of the world’s top supercars. This adrenaline-filled experience will have guests take to the most exciting roads of Europe and the United Arab Emirates in a Ferrari 458 Italia Spider (‘the technological tour de force’), the McLaren MP4-12C and the Porsche 911 GT3.

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Featuring BADA 2017

They will be showcasing some of the best traditional, modern and contemporary fine art, design and antiques at BADA 2017. All the pieces will be available to buy. The annual fair - the British Antique Dealers’ Association – will bring together objects and artworks from across 11 centuries. A number of dealers will be exhibiting for the first time at BADA 2017, including Mallett and Son, Anthony Outred, Nicola Isherwood and joint exhibitors Alexander di Carcaci and James McWhirter. Alexander di Carcaci will present an early 19th-century Italian solid travertine bench carved in the shape of an empire lit bateau. As the heaviest object ever exhibited, the fair will have to reinforce di Carcaci’s stand to take the weight of the piece.

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Featuring Walk Through Horticultural History at RHS Hampton Court...

As a number of interesting and thought-provoking installations and art pieces are captivating visitors this year. The Sybarite were lucky enough to attend the show's first day of celebrations, only to be  unexpectedly transported through time, learning about horticultural history. 

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Review of Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors Room at The Tate Modern

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