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Fighting for the right to remember

More museums and sites dedicated to the memory of slavery are being created, but they’re igniting debate, as Alecia McKenzie and Claire Oberon Garcia report. …

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. …