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Trans-Africanism: An urban essay

Trans-Africanism is a term coined by the photographer Emeka Okereke (pictured) to describe the philosophical underpinnings of his work. In an interview with Emmanuel Iduma, he …

Interview – The art of an art fair

1:54 brought together three people deeply engaged in the art world to discuss the fair: Hussam Otaibi, managing partner of Floreat Group, the main sponsor of the fair and founder of Modern Forms: Laetitia Catoir, director at Blain|Southern, and part of the 1:54 Artistic Committee; and Nick Hackworth, director of Modern Forms.

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.

Nairobi’s hidden gems

If you are a frequent traveller to Africa, little-loved Nairobi is difficult to avoid. The East African city is a subtle mistress, however, with many …

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. …

Made in Africa: Art for social change and more…

If you thought African art begins and ends with the words “ethnic” or “tribal” or that it is just some curio you buy at a street market as a souvenir, then think again. African art is transforming by leaps and bounds, writes reGina Jane Jere, who recently visited Africa’s leading art fairs, Southern Guild and Design Indaba in Cape Town.