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African Art Outlook for August

Publié dans Events  |  août 03, 2019
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in August. From Bonn to Johannesburg, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of August featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

African Photography: Studio Portraiture, Part 10

Publié dans Photography  |  juillet 27, 2019
Today, a new generation of visual artists is using multiple platforms to push their ideas. Often working at the confluence of fashion, portraiture, and documentary photography, they are using their skills as a means of self-exploration and communication. They capture the aesthetics of diversity in relation to prevailing conventional ideas of beauty and power. The images are reflective of the photographer’s own desire to better know and understand a condition that exists in the periphery of our world.

In Conversation with Amy Sherald

Publié dans Art Market  |  juillet 20, 2019
Amy Sherald explores the ways people construct and perform their identities in response to political, social, and cultural expectations. Her portrait paintings offer a critical view of African-American cultural history and the representation of their body. Known for using a grayscale palette to paint skin tones, Sherald challenges the accepted notions of race and representation. Her subjects are painted against highly-saturated pastel backgrounds that evoke a sense of timeless identity.

African Art Outlook for July

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

African Photography: Social Documentary, Part 6

Publié dans Photography  |  juin 29, 2019
Social documentary photography uses narrative to explore significances beyond what is strictly visible. Sometimes the narrative is conveyed through the choreography of elements within a single image or the juxtaposition of several images within a set of pictures. Photographers are storytellers of events and moments from the everyday life. They built long-term relationships with people and communities whom they photograph. Their photos represent a social engagement and political statement necessary to reflect on the transformation of their society.