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Book review December 2016

  An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa’s biggest country and worried the world. Yet …

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.

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.