The Johannesburg-based art fair gets a makeover after it was bought in June by its former director, Mandla Sibeko Last year, a group of six South African galleries, including Goodman Gallery, Stevenson and Blank Projects, decided to stop participating at the Joburg art fair and approached the FNB Joburg Art Fair’s then director, Mandla Sibeko about acquiring it and relaunching it. He agreed, taking over from … Continue reading South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg
BERLIN — Is Africa’s cultural heritage better off in Europe or in Africa? That is the question at the heart of a yearslong debate that has gripped museums in Europe, where many officials say they support the idea of repatriating artifacts, but worry that African museums cannot compare to state-of-the-art facilities in Britain, France or Germany. That debate has been given new life in recent … Continue reading Are African Artifacts Safer in Europe? Museum Conditions Revive Debate
The London based visual artist Karen Alleyne, aka Oya Arts, showcases her debut exhibition, The Deliverance of Womban: The sacred passage to self,” at the Azawala Cafe Gallery from 9th November – 1st December 2019. Here’s what the organisers say about the exhibition: Through a range of acrylic paintings, you are invited to explore the natural divinity of the sacred feminine. Spectators will embark on the journey … Continue reading Art: ‘The Deliverance of Womban: The sacred passage to self’ by Oya Arts, Loughborough Road SW9 from 9th Nov 2019
African art is having a vogue moment. People are very interested in it, but there’s still a sense of Africa and African art as something of an exotic “other” that sits on the periphery and not really at the center of dialogues and debate. However, it’s more important than ever to assert the position of Africa as a place that has something significant to say.Naomi … Continue reading Why being an African artist is so important today
Africa is the second most populated continent in the world. As such, it is only logical that the volumes of trash produced on the daily are high; organic and inorganic, biodegradable and non-biodegradable. As the levels of waste increase, it becomes important to devise effective ways and methods of getting rid of them or repurposing them. Flooding and some other forms of disasters reported in … Continue reading 5 Africans making amazing works of art from trash
Matthew Angelo Harrison creates technically precise sculptures rich with art-historical allusion, mixing and interrogating touchstones as diverse as 1970s American Minimalism, Benin bronzes, and Adolf Loos. His work is currently on view as part of the Whitney Biennial at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art through September 22 and “Colored People Time: Mundane Futures” at Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art through August 11. Below, Harrison discusses … Continue reading MATTHEW ANGELO HARRISON
Burna Boy’s newest album African Giant has arrived, via Bad Habit and Atlantic Records. Burna Boy’s latest effort features guest appearances from Jorja Smith, Damian Marley, Future, YG, and more. African Giant includes previously released tracks “Anybody,” “On The Low,” “Gbona,” and “Dangote.” Continue reading… Continue reading African Giant – Burna Boy’s New Album is here.