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September 2016

How Architecture Can Bind People and Places Together

Posted in Design  |  September 24, 2016
David Adjaye is a critically acclaimed architect and designer who combine the aesthetics of his African heritage with a modernist design. His practice has established projects worldwide, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, inaugurated today. He believes that architecture needs to be responsive and acknowledge climate and place.

African Photography: Studio Portraiture, Part 7

Posted in Photography  |  September 17, 2016
In the 1990s, the development of photographic techniques pushed many African photographers to take their talents out of the studio and into the field. Some photographers depicted people in their natural surroundings while others used creativity to represent their subjects. Although they choose each approach depending on cultural or artistic reasons, the intent was mainly to illuminate the subject.

African Art Outlook for September

Posted in Events  |  September 03, 2016
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in September. From Kampala to New York, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of September featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.