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Along the Constant Horizon: The Territories of Mame-Diarra Niang

In questioning the landscape, I am questioning myself on the landscape. I try to find myself on it. What makes me, and where I come from. This means I don’t see structures as…

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…

Fabrice Monteiro | A Gorean Summer

Fabrice Monteiro | Summertime and The Living is Easy on Gorée Island

‘Joie de vivre’, the French phrase that has comfortably made its way into the English language. As in its original meaning, we English speakers also use it to convey that carefree attitude and…

Brett Lloyd | Always the Lonely Boy

Brett Lloyd | Always the Lonely Boy

Thumb through the passport and go. Coordinates. 
Vamoose onto the next adventure. Displaced. Sullen. Disillusioned.
 Throw on a Jacket and go. A loner.
 Pack something special and close to the heart, even if…

Mar 2013 | Art Exhibition Recommendations

Apr 2013 | Art Exhibition Recommendations

Another Africa’s art exhibition picks this April from around the globe. From Cairo, to Cape Town, Lagos to London, Johannesburg and more contemporary Africana abounds.

On The Streets

Fashion On The Street

At the mention of street style and photography the names that may first come to mind, particularly within the global realm of fashion are likely to be the Tommy Ton’s, Scott Schuman’s (The…

Baskets Abstracted: A Review of Stephen Burks’ Man-Made Exhibition

The tradition of  basket weaving and its usage is common throughout the continent of Africa for items typically used in the rituals of daily life. American-born and New York-based  renown industrial designer Stephen…

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