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octobre 2015

African Art: Spotlight on Artist Groups, Part 2

Publié dans Art Market  |  octobre 24, 2015
Artists are usually sensitive to social changes that affect a city, a country or a continent. In that regard, they tend to look for other artists who share the same ideologies or political beliefs to form a collective whose action would be more important than that of one individual. Sometime they share the same passion like photographers of Afrapix, or the same constraint like marginalized artists of Autograph ABP who emerged during the burgeoning of African art initiatives in the 1980s.

African Photography: Documentary, Part 3

Publié dans Photography  |  octobre 17, 2015
In the 1960s, South Africa was immersed into the apartheid and many resistant movements were organized throughout the country. Apartheid legislation determined every aspect of people’s lives, from where they could live and what they could learn to whom they could meet or marry. During this period, several African photographers documented the social and political lives of people that would later be published in numerous books, some of which have been critically acclaimed.

African Photography: Documentary, Part 2

Publié dans Photography  |  octobre 10, 2015
In the 1950s, several photographers living in South Africa at the dawn of apartheid started to document the events as activists or witnesses of people struggling to survive in the country. Some were initially portraitists or photojournalists, but took numerous pictures in the hope that they would eventually be printed and published, as they are today. These photographers of different generations, immigrants or residents, were determined to capture those moments that marked the country for decades.

African Art Outlook for October

Publié dans Events  |  octobre 03, 2015
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in October. From Lagos to London, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this fall. So, take your coat and head out to discover interesting work from some of our favorite artists. If you want to brighten your days this month, we’ve put together a list of African and Africa related art events you might enjoy.