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May 2015

Five Effective Ways to Collect African Art

Posted in Art Market  |  May 30, 2015
It’s no secret that people should buy art they love. What’s a little more nuanced is the best way to collect art. You could wander in galleries in search of the right piece. You could even discover unique artworks in exhibitions. However, you should bear in mind that there are few caveats in order to develop an interesting collection. Whatever your budget, your collection should be coherent and reflect your taste. In this post, we’re going to discover some useful ways to build your own art collection.

African Art: Spotlight on Biennials, Part 5

Posted in Art Market  |  May 23, 2015
Although several biennials have flourished in recent years in Africa, they remain difficult to implement and sustain on the continent. In some African cities influenced by European models of art practice, biennials are typically pitched at small audiences. They have tended to falter or fade out after their third edition. This might be explained by a lack of funding, a poorly defined concept, or political instability. We’ve gathered a list of biennials that closed prematurely following poor attendance or because of an ambivalent attitude by officials.

Immerse Yourself in the African Art World

Posted in Art Market  |  May 09, 2015
You can be more confident to buy African art if you familiarize yourself with the art world. In so doing, you’ll better understand its operating mode and practices. You’ll be less intimidated when buying an artwork and whether you are paying the right price. You’ll definitely need to identify where to look out for and when, in order to develop your knowledge about African art. So, we’ve gathered a list of activities by which an art lover might more easily engage with the African art world.

African Art Outlook for May

Posted in Events  |  May 02, 2015
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in May. From Venice 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 May featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.