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African Art Outlook for November

Publié dans Events  |  novembre 02, 2019
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in November. From Lagos 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 November featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

In Conversation with Lorna Simpson

Publié dans Photography  |  octobre 26, 2019
Lorna Simpson talks to Frieze about her life and work in her Brooklyn studio. Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s through her pioneering approach to conceptual photography, which featured striking juxtapositions of text and staged images and raised questions about the nature of representation, identity, gender, race and history. These concerns are reflected in the artist’s expanding and increasingly multi-disciplinary practice today.

African Photography: Photojournalism, Part 7

Publié dans Photography  |  octobre 12, 2019
South African photographers today live in a previously divided country that still is under construction in the aftermath of the apartheid. They are documenting different aspects of living in communities, villages, and cities on a continent that have gone through many changes and still struggle with complex sociopolitical issues. These photographers explore aspects of justice, violence, social issues, and the struggle or motivation to survive in a place with a broken history that is changing today.

African Art Outlook for October

Publié dans Events  |  octobre 05, 2019
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in October. From Paris to Kinshasa, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of October featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

In Conversation with Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Publié dans Design  |  septembre 21, 2019
Adebayo Oke-Lawal tells the story of a young man who was bullied and misunderstood in his youth but who has always dreamed of working in the fashion industry. With few fashion education opportunities available in Nigeria, he persevered in his goal of designing and offering his own clothes. Today he is one of Africa’s most celebrated fashion designers, using fashion to start conversation about masculinity and diversity as well as to battle stereotypes around racial identity.