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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…

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…

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