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African Art Outlook for September

Posted in Events  |  September 01, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in September. From Johannesburg to Kampala, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of September featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

Five Things to Consider when Investing in African Art

Posted in Art Market  |  August 25, 2018
People spending a significant amount of money on art usually seek security on their investment. They want to validate that the price for a particular work is right, and ensure that the value of the work might increase over the years. The first expectation is a matter of finding the intersection between personal budget and art market valuation, while the second is a careful balance between knowledge and intuition. Even so, aspirant collectors and investors should be cautious since they cannot always get a good return on investment.

African Photography: Self-Portraiture, Part 3

Posted in Photography  |  August 18, 2018
Self-portraiture is an expendable, infinitely interpretive space to express reflections of ourselves. In our mind, we may be more glamorous than we physically present ourselves to the world, or less glorious than we truly are. Some African photographers see their work beyond the limits of self-portraiture, using conceptual art and creativity to present an evolving version of them. Their projects mine the field of portraiture to evoke metaphors of representation and enactment.

African Art Outlook for August

Posted in Events  |  August 04, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in August. From Cape Town to Palermo, 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.

Insight on Contemporary African Art Auctions

Posted in Art Market  |  July 28, 2018
With the enthusiasm inspired by contemporary African art on the international scene, African artists are becoming increasingly visible in Western art galleries and auction catalogues. Some auction houses specialise in contemporary African art, while others include works of African artists in thematic auctions. They rely essentially on artists’ recent auction sales history, their current track record of gallery sales, and their reputation in the marketplace to select their artworks for future auctions.