“There are ways in which artworks speak that aren't necessarily loud: they can whisper and still have great power”
It is with deep sadness that we learn the heartbreaking news of the passing of Okwui Enwezor, art critic, poet, writer and brilliant curator of the #BiennaleArte2015
A great curator, Okwui Enwezor, just died. Get to know him, please, and the work that he did to change the course of art history, from Documenta 11 to the Palais de Tokyo Triennale and the Venice Biennale. You will miss him, too. #okwuienwezor
We are devastated to learn of the death of Okwui Enwezor. One of the most important thinkers of recent decades, his curating and writing was characterised by its erudition, compassion & originality. He was a fierce believer in the power of art to change the world. #okwuienwezor
We are very sad to hear of Okwui Enwezor’s death. Kobena Mercer paid tribute to his groundbreaking 2001 survey exhibition in our 200th edition: ‘The show singlehandedly thrust Africa back into the culture of global contemporary art.’
Aperture mourns the loss of the pioneering curator Okwui Enwezor, whose influence on the field of contemporary photography and art from Africa is immeasurable. Read his 2017 interview on the recent histories of African photography here: https://t.co/Ah1uJTUP8x
Another great pioneer taken too soon. Okwui Enwezor (23 October 1963 - 15 March 2019) totally rewrote the curatorial script and cast a new kind of light over what we thought we knew about the world. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance Okwui #GoneTooSoon
It is with deepest sorrow that I record the death of Okwui Enwezor - friend, mentor, epoch-making curator, under whose baton I was privileged to co-curate the 7th Gwangju Biennale, and who taught me so much over 20 years. Goodbye, Okwui. It was far far too early for you to go.
Well, this sucks. Okwui Enwezor was one of the few curators in the past century who succeeded in altering art history and making it more inclusive of viewpoints that had previously been written out. https://t.co/CydzxZV3Q5
Okwui Enwezor. Transcendent soul. Destroyer of arts (imaginary) limits and constraints. Summoned to that other place by grateful ancestors. We grieve. Travel well. & thank you for the expanded view of immense and colourful horizons. Lala salama. https://t.co/7M3botbt11
Für unsere Leser, die nie ins Museum gehen: Welches Gefühl kann man sich von Kunst erhoffen? So antwortete der ehemalige @HausderKunst-Leiter Okwui Enwezor im Interview ohne Worte im Jahr 2015 https://t.co/kSoYLuZW2i
Okwui Enwezor has passed away. His contribution to making exhibitions is unrivalled. Through his curatorial erudition, a future of art history that underlines why art matters has been built. This loss is far too soon.
I learnt today of the passing away of Okwui Enwezor, one of the most celebrated curators in the world and a Nigerian. His talents and contributions to human knowledge in the field of art history shall be missed. May he rest in peace.
Heartbroken to learn that Okwui Enwezor passed away. He was an incredible thinker, original, compassionate, and a firm believer in the power of art to change the world. He challenged the (art)world to be a more inclusive place. #OkwuiEnwezor #InMemoriam 1963-2019 https://t.co/nqTOWMf6aZ
“The role of photography in the struggle against apartheid is far larger than we can really imagine. It became one of the most persuasive, instrumental, ideological tools.” —Okwui Enwezor, 1963–2019 https://t.co/CxkLvDaCaZ
A great African mind and pride left this world today. His life and work created possibilities and opened up paths. He made a mark on the arts and our world. He will be greatly missed.
Okwui Enwezor (1963 - 2019), Curator, Art Critic, Historian.
“What one must also search for are the signs of rupture embedded in the very formation of African freedom from European colonization. From this rupture we may be able to glimpse the beginnings of several notions of identity discourse and cultural philosophy...” Okwui Enwezor
His long list of curatorial credits includes Documenta 11 in 2002 and the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Read More Okwui Enwezor, Pivotal Curator of Contemporary Art, Is Dead at 55 https://t.co/Nn0WMGzlkK via @artnewsmag
Er war einer der wichtigsten Ausstellungsmacher der Welt, der erste in Afrika geborene Kurator der #Venedig-Biennale und leitete als erster Nicht-Europäer die #documenta. Jetzt ist er gestorben - ein Nachruf auf #OkwuiEnwezor. https://t.co/EWonuxxeB5
We're celebrating the life and work of curator, writer and scholar Okwui Enwezor. In memory of his singular contributions, we share his 2010 VLC lecture On the Politics of Disaggregation: Notes on Cildo Meireles-Insertions into Ideological Circuits. https://t.co/wPDisblLSz
I salute Okwui Enwezor, scholarly and passionate, intellectual and generous. I will never forget his contribution to our community. Today we cry, and hope his mission continues, even in our dark times.
@taz_newshttps://t.co/5uVFAbTu8S also ihr meint auf westliche weltkarten oder? weil kunst gab es in afrika auch bevor der westen diese als solche wargenommen hat. damit will ich nicht die bedeutung von Okwui Enwezor schmälern.
Okwui Enwezor curator of one of the best ever #venicebiennale in history. I was there it was so much fun being at the opening parties dancing to #FelaKuti @MusicforArchit in the company of… https://t.co/lsUovRViEM
Two days ago I walked by the Italian Embassy and remembered listening to Okwui Enwezor share the artists he had chosen to be in his Biennale. The fact he had chosen Samson was life changing. This news is such a shock. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. https://t.co/so6c9eb9fn
His long list of curatorial credits includes Documenta 11 in 2002 and the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Read More Okwui Enwezor, Pivotal Curator of Contemporary Art, Is Dead at 55 https://t.co/SGAZlsMo9m via @artnewsmag
His long list of curatorial credits includes Documenta 11 in 2002 and the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Read More Okwui Enwezor, Pivotal Curator of Contemporary Art, Is Dead at 55 https://t.co/7o7lOt9QrF via @artnewsmag
Okwui Enwezor, who helped to push the geographical borders of art history and the art world and was the first African curator of Documenta and the Venice Biennale, has died aged 55. https://t.co/TCNLYq7Mhd #ArtCurator #ContemporaryArt #Curatos