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Next Chapter: Inquiries into emerging art practices

Next Chapter: Inquiries into emerging art practices

© Mohamed Arejdal. Qui Tiandra L’Afrique Tiandra Le Ciel. In-situ installation. Morocco, 2012. Photo by Younèes Baba-Ali. As we reach the midway point of 2014, one of the highlights of this year has…

Where Art Thou? Distance and Visibility in Contemporary Art Practice in Africa and the Diaspora

Where Art Thou? Distance and Visibility in Contemporary Art Practice in Africa and the Diaspora

Art in its many incarnations is a cultural ‘product’, whether hung on the walls of a museum, a private home or left in the atelier of its maker. From the moment it takes shape…

Separate But Equal, Negotiating Art Market Demand & Discourse

Separate But Equal, Negotiating Art Market Demand & Discourse

In 2010, Giles Peppiatt, director of African art at British auction house Bonhams made a revelatory assertion on the art market. “Look at the other markets — no one buys a van Gogh…

To Be or Not to Be [ African] Is That Even The Question, Identity in Contemporary Art Practice in Africa and the Diaspora

To Be or Not to Be [African] Is That Even The Question, Identity in Contemporary Art Practice in Africa and the Diaspora

Benjamin Disraeli once said that “news is that which collides from the North, East, West, and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class…

In Focus | Art & Commerce

In Focus | Art & Commerce

In July 2012, I met 1:54 founder Touria El Glaoui where she first spoke about her efforts to launch the upcoming London art fair focused on contemporary art from Africa. The fair was…

Adornate.two

Adornate.two

Natural order chaos to balance draws me into your madness Vince Wilson, 2012 Adornate, is a series created by K.L.V. in collaboration with Another Africa. The images take inspiration from the traditions of…

Adornate

Adornate.one

From The Guise Of Many From the guise of many, we fall into the guise of one creating within it our own mystery. Within the guise of many, we still try to hide…

Diptych Part IV | Masquerade Pantomimicry

Diptych Part IV | Masquerade Pantomimicry

‘Masquerade Pantomimicry‘, inspired by West African masqueraders.   A collaboration project with K.L.V. On view, the ingenuity of African masqueraders, gleaning mother nature’s closet to create visually arresting disguises.  Juxtaposed with contemporary art and…

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