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Whose art is it anyway?

Afrobeats, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Lupita Nyong’o are instantly identifiable to Africans. But try El Anatsui – one is likely to draw a blank stare. Why are star artists little known among Africans, and is their art relevant, asks Musonda Chibwe Kapotwe.

Designing Africa from guild and beyond!

Twenty top African artists, under the auspices of South Africa’s leading art gallery – the Southern Guild – were among the world’s most influential designers …

Apartheid’s artistic legacy

Denied the freedom to exhibit their work, a generation of formerly neglected artists nevertheless expressed their personal pain and the collective outrage of a marginalised …

A visionary modernist

One of the Sudan’s greatest cultural ambassadors, the majestic Ibrahim El-Salahi, is also one of the continent’s greatest contemporary artists, as Beverly Andrews discovered at …