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1:54 ART FAIR – A window on African arts

Founded by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is distinctive in its ambition to provide an international platform for the showcase …

Exit the native synthesist

Resisting the urge to mimic Western artforms at the dawn of independence, Professor Uche Okeke founded a movement in African art that will live long after his recent passing. Peter Ezeh celebrates this unique pioneer.

Out of Africa: Here and now

“The View from Here”, a unique exhibition presenting seven photographers from Africa and its diaspora, is being showcased at London’s Tiwani Contemporary gallery this month. …

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 …