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Producer and singer TÃLÃ was heard on the T.Williams track "On My Own," sparking interest for her first solo tracks. Those have come out in quick succession -- the more recent, "Serbia," came out this past week -- and she'll soon be releasing a debut EP of her eclectic electronica. What we know about TÃLÃ: she is a London-based producer of Iranian descent who grew up in the 90s to the sounds of classical music, hip hop, R&B and computer game soundtracks. She was first heard last year when she lent vocals to T.Williams's "On My Own." After recently signing to Aesop, she now has an EP on the way.
To mark the 70th birthday of one of Africa's most accomplished living artists, a Lagos museum chose to focus on pretty much anything but El Anatsui's globally renowned work. Instead, three decades of payslips from the University of Nigeria, where Anatsui has taught since 1975, are collected in a binder that hangs by a string in the centre of the room. "The objective was to X-ray the man" whose massive influence on African art is impossible to quantify, said Jude Anogwih, a curator at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos, where "El Anatsui: Playing with Chance". That was the year Anatsui first began working with the twist-off tops of liquor bottles, which, at his barn-sized workshop in southeast Nigeria, he flattens and manipulates into vast, brilliant tapestries, several of which have sold for nearly $1 million (720,000 euros).
London's Tate Modern will on Thursday open a blockbuster exhibition celebrating the cut-out works of French artist Henri Matisse, which made even Picasso jealous. Tate director Nicholas Serota boasts that the much-anticipated show, which brings together more than 100 works from around the world, "will be the most evocative and beautiful show that London has ever seen". "It's a show for the summer," said Times critic Rachel Campbell-Johnson, one of many British experts enchanted by the explosion of colours in the old power station. "Tate Modern is translated into a sunlit studio in the south of France," she wrote.
Polish artist Paweł Althamer will give away sections of his latest artwork to the public during a one-day-only pop-up exhibition as part of his first US museum show, which wraps up later this month. Since the opening of "The Neighbors" at the New Museum in New York this February, Althamer has worked in partnership with a range of artists, friends and collaborators to create 16 new sculptures. The full exhibit came to an end this week, but together with the charitable organization The Bowery Mission, Althamer will present a free one-day exhibition of the new works created during the show on April 17. Since the early 1990s, Althamer has become predominantly known for the figurative sculptures he creates of himself, his family, and various other individuals within his community.