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Emerging Abroad: Contributing to Nigerian art from afar

In conversation with Nkechi Ebubedike on her experience as a young artist connected to but working outside of Nigeria   © Nkechi Ebubedike, Bright Boys, 2011.   “Why not focus on any culture’s…

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Deciphering the Traditional Symbology of Contemporary Masks

Our intertwined history with the undeniably disparate act of disguise has assured the immeasurable quality of mask design. Masking can be as lighthearted as it is significant – from the playful finishing touch…

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Free Associations, the Ontological Desire of Photography

From operator to spectator; ‘incidents of mirror travel’ at the Cape through Metallurgy, a photographic series by Caroline Mackintosh. © Caroline Mackintosh. Metallurgy, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.   As Stephen King says;…

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1:54 The New Face of African Art in North America?

Contemporary African art is growing into a more coveted commodity within a terse global art market. The emergence of art fairs such as 1:54 could signal a rise in seamless commercial platforms for…

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The Currency of Nástio Mosquito

When is being dangerous priceless? Missla Libsekal speaks with contemporary artist Nástio Mosquito.   “ If I am indeed all those things that people are writing, then help me do shit better structurally…

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56th Venice Biennale | This Is a Sound Proposal

First African curated Venice Biennale opens a wide space for questioning the world we live in. Expressing the complexity of our times, it offers us opportunities to become engaged. * Click images to…

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56th Venice Biennale | An Uneven African Presence

Beyond Okwui Enwezor’s ‘All the World’s Futures’ exhibition, the visibility of African artists in both National Pavilions and collateral events is limited and only offers a glimpse of the continent’s rich visual practices….

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Tracing Emerging Contemporary Art Practice in Angola

© Kiluanji Kia Henda. As God Wants and the Devil Likes It (O.R.G.A.S.M Congress) 2011-2013. Courtesy of the artist and Brundyn+.   Angola’s critically acclaimed presentation at the Venice Biennale in 2013 has become yet…

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