Sunday Art Brunch: From the highlights of Outsider Art Fair to black women gallerists on growth and going global


Join us for our Sunday Art Brunch series, where we provide a thoughtfully chosen collection of art-related news and updates from across the globe. From information about upcoming exhibitions to market trends and insider perspectives on the art industry, we have it all covered. Join us to kickstart your Sunday with a touch of elegance and stay informed about all the latest happenings in the art world.

Highlights from Outsider Art Fair in New York: depictions of female cult leaders, anthropomorphic sculptures, and colorful domestic scenes

Scott Csoke's Carnival of the Furniture (2023); Courtesy Alexander DiJulio

The Outsider Art Fair in New York, as The Art Newspaper tells, is featuring works from self-taught, folk, naive, and outsider artists from around the world. The fair includes 64 galleries and showcases pieces from 12 first-time exhibitors. Stand-out presentations include Alexandria Deter’s False Prophet series of mixed-media embroidery works, Shinichi Sawada’s anthropomorphic sculptures, May Wokka and Doreen Chapman’s colourful canvases, Scott Csoke’s saturated paintings of domestic scenes, and Emitte Hych’s bold and colourful animal and human figure paintings. Prices for the works range from $350 to $3,000.

Preview of art-market treasures to be showcased at TEFAF Maastricht next week

TEFAF Maastricht (2022); Ph: Jitske Nap; Courtesy of Tefaf Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht is set to return from March 11 to 19 2023 with 270 dealers from 20 countries presenting art, antiques, and design dating from classical antiquity to the 21st century. Artnet reports that the 36th edition will be helmed by Bart Drenth, the global managing director. The fair will feature an expanded TEFAF Showcase, which promotes young and emerging dealers. The fair will also offer dynamic programming for visitors including TEFAF Talks, TEFAF Meet the Experts, and TEFAF Tours. Open to the public for over a week, TEFAF Maastricht is one of the world's leading art events.

Gagosian takes on representation of Derrick Adams, celebrated artist depicting colorful scenes of black happiness

Derrick Adams; Ph Emil Horowitz; Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian

Gagosian has become the global representative of artist Derrick Adams, known for his depictions of Black joy, leisure, and beauty through mediums such as painting, sculpture, collage, performance, video, and public art. Adams's upcoming exhibition at Gagosian in Beverly Hills will continue his themes of Black history and celebration. He has exhibited in major museums and public spaces, and his work is held in collections including the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Adams has also established the Last Resort Artist Retreat and the Black Baltimore Digital Database archive project. Gagosian sees his addition to their roster as a "natural fit." Enjoy more on ARTnews.

Incredible headpieces from Ukraine: a photo collection of an artist creating stunning hats using paper

©Asya Kozina

Since 2007, Asya Kozina, a Ukrainian artist, has been crafting elaborate costumes from paper, drawing inspiration from baroque and rococo wigs and fashion designers like Philip Treacy and Iris van Herpen. Using synthetic paper, as The Guardian reports, she meticulously constructs intricate headpieces that have attracted high-profile clients like Dolce & Gabbana, who purchased two of her designs for a runway show in 2019. Recently, Kozina was commissioned to create a costume for the Metropolitan fashion week in Los Angeles, inspired by the architecture of her home country. She chose the House with Chimaeras, a building in Kyiv with symbolic significance for Ukrainians, representing their resilience and unity in fighting against the occupiers.

Black Female Gallery Owners Discuss Expansion and International Presence

Ciera Alyse McKissick Ph: by Victor Hilitski Courtesy of Ciera Alyse McKissick; Karen Jenkins-Johnson Ph: Kevin Johnson Courtesy of Karen Jenkins-Johnson; Kendra Jayne Patrick Ph: Irene Ferri Courtesy of Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick

Nine Black women gallerists across the US are continuing to sit at their own tables within the art ecosystem, and they’re inviting Black people and others to join them. These gallerists are debuting exhibitions, featuring artists, and expanding their global presence. Intentionality with artists and collectors they align with is key, and expanding their global presence (whether opening international gallery locations or increasing global exhibitions) is critical—as is obtaining career-changing museum acquisitions for their rostered artists and continuing to champion Black and POC artists. Younger gallerists operate with a more nimble, unorthodox, DIY vibe. Enjoy more on Artsy.

Written by
Giulia Manca