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April 2016

African Photography: Photojournalism, Part 4

Posted in Photography  |  April 23, 2016
In the 1980s, many photographers were committed to the coverage of political and social events in Africa. At that time, photography was seen as a weapon of the people powerless against a repressive government or during war of independence. There were even photographers risking their lives to capture the reality of daily life as it was truly lived, whether in poverty or prosperity. They strongly felt the need to reveal society the way it was and the way they experienced it.

African Art: Spotlight on Artist Groups, Part 4

Posted in Art Market  |  April 16, 2016
In general, an art collective consists of artists sharing similar ideologies and aesthetics. While some artist groups are interested in bringing social change by cultural means, others are inclined to represent psychological consequences of events that shaped the history of their country. Today, the majority of art collectives use social media to have a global reach and bring about change through direct action.

African Art Outlook for April

Posted in Events  |  April 02, 2016
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in April. From New York to Brussels, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of April featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.