African Art Outlook for June

African Art Outlook for June

Posted in Events

As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in June. From Paris to Basel, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of June featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.


Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design is still on view at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, from March 14 through September 13, 2015.

Making Africa is a large exhibition which provides a fresh look on contemporary African design. The event presents an emerging generation of nearly 120 artists who are redefining design as a tool to help shape the dynamic of change occurring in Africa. They work across several disciplines in parallel and break with conventional definitions of art, design, architecture, photography, and film. The new media play a special role here as they help to address questions of material culture and everyday aesthetics.

Pangea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America is still on view at Saatchi Gallery in London, UK, from March 11 to September 6, 2015.

Pangea II is the second installment of the gallery’s large scale survey of contemporary art from the two continents that were once conjoined. The exhibition features the work of nineteen artists who reflect on social and political issues faced during this period of urban transformation in their respective cities. They use both traditional and contemporary techniques and materials, displaying an interesting range of styles and motifs, through sculpture, painting, photography, and installation.


Between the Idea and Experience is the theme of the 12th Havana Biennale that is open since May 22 through June 22, 2015.

The Twelfth Havana Biennial will not have a central exhibition area, but will take place in various part of the city. This edition will be held in squares, parks, and urban spaces, as well as in the usual venues for the event. The curators choose this approach to involve locals and facilitate the work of professionals. So, that will open people to new cultural horizons and other forms of sociability. The program of activities covers literature, film, theatre, music, and dance.

Art Fairs

Art Basel 2015 will open at several locations in Basel, Switzerland, from June 18 to 21, 2015.

Art Basel is an international art show of Modern and contemporary works of the highest quality, sited annually in the hearth of Europe. This edition will feature approximately 300 leading galleries from around the world presenting a diverse selection of painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, and video. Each day offers a full program of events, including films, conferences, and artist talks. Further afield, several museums will offer significant exhibitions in Basel and the surrounding area.


Art d’Afrique et d’Oceanie contemporary African art auction will be open at Sotheby’s, Paris, France, on June 24, 2015.

Sotheby’s Paris hosts several cultural events such as exhibitions, auctions, and lectures related to Modern and contemporary art. Each year, the company organizes around thirty auctions in several areas including African art. This year, the auction features works depicting Tribal art, originating from various collectors.


Posted in Events  |  June 06, 2015