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In Conversation with Chris Ofili

Publié dans Art Market  |  février 10, 2018
With the Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games starting, it is good to remind that some art activities are often taking place along or in the preparation of the event. In 2012, London unveiled a series of posters designed by a group of British artists including Chris Ofili. Each artwork represents the artists’ unique style while celebrating the city and the sporting event. Chris Ofili talks about the inspiration for the poster he created for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

African Art Outlook for February

Publié dans Events  |  février 03, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in February. From Paris to Cape Town, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of February featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

African Photography: Photomontage, Part 2

Publié dans Photography  |  janvier 20, 2018
Today, photomontage is popular among young African artists who are proficient with the digital creation of images. They are pushing the boundaries of digital image editing to produce time-intensive compositions that rival the demands of the traditional arts. Their images often combine painting, illustration, graphics, and typography in a seamless photographic artwork, which become a powerful tool to tell a story or report sociopolitical issues.

In Conversation with Samuel Fosso

Publié dans Photography  |  janvier 13, 2018
Self-portraiture is by definition about image and identity. With his various series of self-portraits, Samuel Fosso has devoted his career to embody important historical figures. He reflects on the imagery and the symbols that accompany public figures, highlighting their outfits and surroundings that convey an atmosphere of power. In doing so, he forces the viewer to question the relation between power and politics, and understand its origin.

African Art Outlook for January

Publié dans Events  |  janvier 06, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in January. From Bamako to São Paulo, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of January featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.