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African Art Outlook for July

Publié dans Events  |  juillet 07, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in July. From Johannesburg to London, 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: Fashion Photography, Part 3

Publié dans Photography  |  juin 30, 2018
Today, a new generation of African photographers capture images of young Africans remaking their sense of identity through style. They are documenting the energy of the continent by creating a perfect synergy between fashion and pop culture. They often zoom in on local communities to understand their rituals and symbols, evoking thoughts of cultural preservation. They take a contemporary approach to storytelling, reimagining a narrative that combines traditional aesthetics with fashion.

Five of the Most Creative African Textile Designers

Publié dans Design  |  juin 23, 2018
With the growing interest for African art in general, it is natural to see the resurgence of textile design from the continent. In particular, West African textiles are making an impact in Western markets due to the global demand for sustainable products. African fabrics, with their bold and colorful patterns, are gradually making their way into designer collections.

African Art Outlook for June

Publié dans Events  |  juin 02, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in June. From Douala to Washington, 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 Photography: Artistic Photography, Part 5

Publié dans Photography  |  mai 19, 2018
Over the past years, a new generation of African photographers have contributed to the contemporary art scene through conceptual art. Inspired by both historical and contemporary African issues, these young African talents are helping to shape the identity and values of their continent. Their works convey a political statement, a social commentary, or a psychological idea about people, relationships, and emotions. They turn abstract idea into an image, propelling the concept it represents into reality.