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July 2015

Five of the Most Influential African Curators

Posted in Art Market  |  July 25, 2015
With the growth of art galleries, festivals, and biennials in Africa, as well as independent spaces and artists initiated projects, the presentation of artworks and objects of cultural history highlighted the work of inspired curators. Successful exhibitions require that the history of art as well as cultural, social, political, and philosophical aspects is taken into consideration.

African Photography: Studio Portraiture, Part 3

Posted in Photography  |  July 11, 2015
In the 1950s, several African photographers started working privately before setting up their own studios in the major cities of Africa. Some had been employed by established European photographers, while others learned photography when they served in the colonial army during the war. African photography developed mainly through portrait photography carried out in homes, then studios. It initially evolved to meet the demand from the emerging African middle classes, before centralized administration turned it into a popular phenomenon.

African Art Outlook for July

Posted in Events  |  July 04, 2015
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in July. From Tokyo to Montreal, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, pack your bags and head out to explore interesting work from some of our favorite artists. If you’re looking for an art-filled trip this month, we’ve put together a list of African and Africa related art events you might enjoy.