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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Collaborates with Christie’s in Paris

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, is delighted to announce its first-ever fair in Paris set to take place over four days from the 20th to 23rd of January 2021, with a press preview on Wednesday the 20th of January 2021. […]

Owanto receives 2020 Mbokodo Award

Courtesy of Owanto. Owanto’s heart remains in the country of her birth, Gabon, but her work tells you the continent and indeed the world is her home. Her use of art to address Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the continent has seen her receive recognition from art institutions across the world but more importantly from […]

Norval Foundation launches Cape Town’s first Art Book Fair

Celebrating the visual arts, art publishing and the broader creative community, Norval Foundation is proud to present Cape Town Art Book Fair on 19 and 20 December 2020. Art book fairs have taken off around the world, but this is South Africa’s first book fair dedicated to art books and the country’s art publishing community. […]

Ibrahim Mahama receives 2020 Principal Prince Claus Laureate

Ibrahim Mahama is a visual artist who is actively involved in improving social conditions. His powerful artworks use provocative materials and sites to examine and expose histories, uphold the role of labour, challenge authorities and criticise mismanagement of resources. Directly addressing lack of opportunities and facilities in his home region, he has set up an […]

ART AFRICA presents their top 7 picks from ART X Lagos 2020

Suzette Bell-Roberts, co-founder and publisher of ART AFRICA presents her top picks for the online edition of ART X Lagos. ART X Lagos is West Africa’s premier international art fair, designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary and modern art from the African continent and its Diaspora. Bob-Nosa Uwagboe, Boy in Detention, 2020. Acrylic and […]

Monumental Pan African Exhibition at Sandton City

The Melrose Gallery, in association with Sandton City, is pleased to present ‘INTROSPECTION – Art of Contemporary Africa’, a thought-provoking group exhibition featuring established and emerging artists from the continent of Africa. Gerald Chukwuma, Untitled, 2020. Mixed media on wood. Definition: Introspection is the examination of one’s own conscious thoughts and feelings. In psychology, the […]

Abu Dhabi Art presents ‘The Day After’, curated by Simon Njami

Dalila Dalléas Bouzar, SORCIÈRES #9, 2019. Technique mixte sur toile Mixed media on canvas, 114 x 146cm. Courtesy of Gallery Cecile Fakhoury. Don’t miss the last days of Abu Dhabi Art which takes place this year in virtual form via abudhabiart.ae As part of this year’s fair, renowned curator, professor, art critic and author Simon […]

First ever African Photography Auction delivers a good punch with new records

Aspire Art Auctions collaborated with the Photography Legacy Project (PLP) to present the first-ever dedicated auction of African photography. Bob Gosani, Mandela Boxing, 1957. Featuring an impressive collection of 126 works by 56 photographers from across the continent (including Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan and Zimbabwe), the auction opened for online bidding […]

The Photography Legacy Project in partnership with ASPIRE ART AUCTIONS

The ASPIRE X PLP African Photography Auction is currently open for online bidding online until 5 November. In support of the Photography Legacy Project (PLP), Aspire Art Auctions presents a special auction of photographic works by some of the most notable South African photographers and their pan-African counterparts. In this first-ever African photography auction on […]