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August 2021

Insight on the Restitution of African Artworks in Europe

Posted in Art Market  |  August 28, 2021
There are ongoing debates around the restitution of stolen objects and artifacts from Western museums to their African countries of origin. Most of these African art items were collected over the last two centuries, during the colonial era. Up until recently, the lack of legal framework and the rigidity of some European countries have prevented their museums from repatriating these disputed collections. More people started to express their opinions on such issues with the eruption of the Black Lives Matter movement, prompting European institutions to find a response for demands of objects restitution.

African Art Outlook for August

Posted in Events  |  August 07, 2021
Since the global expansion of the covid-19, many contemporary African art events have been cancelled, postponed, or transitioned to virtual exhibitions. Some galleries are opened for exhibition visits by appointment. From Venice to Kampala, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of August featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.