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African Art Outlook for December

Publié dans Events  |  décembre 08, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in December. From Philadelphia to Oslo, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of December featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

What Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Hanging Art

Publié dans Home Décor  |  décembre 01, 2018
Hanging artwork incorrectly is one of the most common design mistakes that people make. Once people find artworks that will inspire them, they will find it difficult to hang them. People usually have a general sense that artwork shouldn’t be hung too low or too high on the wall. They will find the space on the wall, mark off a spot for the nail, and hammer away. Still, hanging art is an aesthetic exercise, which follows basic principles that can’t be overlooked.

In Conversation with Mickalene Thomas

Publié dans Photography  |  novembre 17, 2018
Using the power of photographic image, Mickalene Thomas explores notions of black female celebrity and identity. She places her subjects in iconic poses and settings, inspired by art history and popular culture. Her subjects are mostly women of color, allowing her to portray and empower the women as well as celebrating their culture, beauty, and sexuality. She uses retro prints and applies sparkly rhinestones to add light and accentuate specific elements of each painting and collage. Her work subtly confronts our assumptions about what is feminine and what defines women in general.

African Art Outlook for November

Publié dans Events  |  novembre 03, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in November. From Paris to Lagos, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of November featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.

African Art: Spotlight on Auction Houses, Part 1

Publié dans Art Market  |  octobre 27, 2018
There are auction houses all over the world, but only a handful is controlling most of the contemporary art market. The major auctioneers are leading the sale of fine art works and luxury goods. With long-established reputations and many high-profile sales, these houses are progressively making place for contemporary African art in their catalogues. Some already have dedicated departments of African art, while others are offering thematic sales featuring African artists.