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Dak'Art 2014 Makes Contemporary African Art Visible

Dak’Art 2014 Makes Contemporary African Art Visible

The much anticipated 11th edition of Africa’s longest running contemporary art biennial, Dak’Art opened earlier this month on May 9th. The seminal platform established by the Senegalese government in 1989, aims to be…

Global Art Exhibitions | Jan 2014 Edition

Global Art Exhibitions | Jan 2014 Edition

Another Africa’s art exhibition picks this January around the globe from Bregenz, to Cape Town, Dakar, Berlin, New York, Seattle and more contemporary Africana abounds. In this January issue our recommended exhibitions explore…

Dec 2013 | Art Exhibition Recommendations

Dec 2013 | Art Exhibition Recommendations

Another Africa’s art exhibition picks this December around the globe from Abidjan, to Washington DC, Cape Town to Fes, Marrakech, Dakar, London, Doha and more contemporary Africana abounds. In this December issue, Cape…

Mary Sibande | Triumph Over Prejudice

Mary Sibande | Triumph Over Prejudice

© Mary Sibande. Her Majesty Queen Sophie, 2010. Courtesy of Gallery Momo, Johannesburg.   The art of Mary Sibande tells the tale of her alter-ego character, ‘Sophie’, a domestic servant who finds refuge…

Athi-Patra Ruga | This Future Myth Sublimated In 2D

Athi-Patra Ruga | This Future Myth Sublimated In 2D

In eras past they were considered of higher standing and more precious than painting or sculpture. According to a recent New York Times article tapestries are making a ‘comeback.’ This century they hang within…

Jackie Nickerson | Terrain, An Atypical View on Farming

Jackie Nickerson | Terrain, An Atypical View on Farming

Soft muted colours, abstraction, sculptural configurations, farm equipment as quasi readymades. Not exactly what you’d expect from a photo essay on agribusiness and that is exactly the point.  Terrain is meant to be…

Nov 2013 | Art Exhibition Recommendations

Nov 2013 | Art Exhibition Recommendations

Another Africa’s art exhibition picks this November around the globe. From Addis Ababa, to Cape Town, Lagos to London, New York, Paris and more contemporary Africana abounds. Discover the discourse within the realm…

Jackie Nickerson |  Cause and Effect

Jackie Nickerson | Our Daily Bread

While getting ready to speak with Jackie Nickerson about ‘Terrain’ my main interests were the aesthetic and sculptural qualities of the compilation, with some inquiries orbiting the place labourers hold in national psyche. In…

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