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African Art Outlook for April

Publié dans Events  |  avril 06, 2019
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we have identified several events that are worth visiting in April. From Toronto to San Francisco, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of April featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

African Photography: Social Documentary, Part 5

Publié dans Photography  |  mars 23, 2019
People typically criticize documentary photographers for being exploitative, but most of them have a particular approach to their work. Some emerging South African photographers work from within a community, capturing their unguarded and intimate moments. In doing so, they allow us to be both spectators and participants in their world. Many of these young photographers drifted into photography through the Market Photo Workshop – founded by David Goldblatt, which has played a pivotal role in the training of various South African photographers.

In Conversation with Okwui Enwezor

Publié dans Design  |  mars 16, 2019
Okwui Enwezor was the director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst and the director of the 56th International Venice Art Biennale in 2015. Throughout his career, he has focused on art and design of the 20th and 21st century from all over the world. He also studied theories of diaspora and migration, post-colonial modernism, and the architecture and urbanism of post-colonial African cities. In this interview, Enwezor discusses the influence of design in Africa and why it is important to redefine the traditional design terminology in this new context.

African Art Outlook for March

Publié dans Events  |  mars 02, 2019
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in March. From Cape Town to Toronto, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of March featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

In Conversation with Bisi Silva

Publié dans Art Market  |  février 16, 2019
In today’s art world which is mainly driven by market trends and artists’ value, curators remain responsible of highlighting the non-commercial side of contemporary art. They choose which artworks are displayed and imagine how the viewers will experience the exhibition. While their capacity of influencing the market has resulted in the emergence of prominent curators, some of them are driven by foregrounding the contributions of underrepresented artists in art environment. They are giving voice to local and emerging artists seeking recognition on the global stage.