Dear Shaded Viewers,

Perrotin is pleased to bring you #Unlocked — a series of artist interviews, studio and home visits, podcasts, playlists and virtual exhibition walkthroughs that will bring us closer during a time of unprecedented change. Below, please enjoy our virtual visits: Cinga Samson’s Amadoda Akafani, Afana ngeentshebe zodwa (Men are different though they look alike) and Bharti Kher’s The Unexpected Freedom of Chaos.

First up: Painter Claire Tabouret takes over Perrotin’s Instagram stories from her home in Los Angeles.

More than ever, let’s remember to stay in touch and continue to be inspired. Although we might be physically apart, we are still creatively connected.

Join Cinga Samson in his Cape Town studio as he prepares a new body of work.
According to Siddhartha Mitter, The New York Times, the work is “triumphantly single-minded,” adding that “His characters are black people, unperturbed and living their best lives; they mix jeans and undershirts with Xhosa robes and beads, tote shopping bags from the mall, feed each other grapes in a Dionysian scene at the Cecil Rhodes memorial”.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.