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African Art Outlook for June

Posted in Events  |  June 01, 2019
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in June. From Venice to Nottingham, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of June featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

African Art: Spotlight on Auction Houses, Part 2

Posted in Art Market  |  May 25, 2019
Over the past twenty years, the market for African art has given rise to many more artists, galleries, curators, and auctioneers. While African art is on par with art worldwide to a certain degree, it still cannot fetch the prices attained by international works of art. African art is unrealistically cheap but the emergence of new auction houses on the continent is helping to change that perception. These auction houses aim to create new energy and trust in the African art market, and get a better representation of the African artists within the international art market.

African Art Outlook for May

Posted in Events  |  May 04, 2019
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in May. From New York to Amsterdam, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of May featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

In Conversation with Zanele Muholi

Posted in Photography  |  April 27, 2019
Zanele Muholi produces politically impactful work that seeks to preserve and document the history of LGBT individuals and communities through photography. Influenced by the violence and atrocities against black lesbians in post-Apartheid South Africa, she considers herself a visual activist more than an artist. Her work is mostly about bringing visibility of queers in the black community through captivating and documented stories. She deals with the different ideas behind her images, using photography as an instrument of healing and self-valuation.

African Photography: Documentary, Part 8

Posted in Photography  |  April 20, 2019
Today, more engaged and creative African photographers are pushing the envelope to reveal how their continent’s society has and continues to transform. Some have spent their careers as photojournalists; others started to explore themes of urban identity, gender politics, religious movements, and societal turmoil among many others. Through their hard work, they are paving the way for other photographers and raising awareness on specific issues faced by the inhabitants.