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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.

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.