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Great Art Reduced to Origins in What about Africa?

by Edo Dijksterhuis
, at Witteveen Visual Art Centre in Amsterdam, is an exhibition with top-notch art on display. At the same time, its concept is highly problematic. The show brings together works by fourteen artists, who have little in common besides being African. They hail from countries like Morocco, South Africa, Benin, and Kenya—places removed from each other by the full length and breadth of a vast continent. In terms of social background, national history, or ethnicity the participants are as much alike... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 2/3/16
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What You Need to Know About Frieze Week 2015

by The Artslant Team
Our suggestions for things to do, see, learn, and avoid, and facts and figures about the year's biggest art week in London.   1:54 Is Our Top Fair for 2015 Mimi Cherono Ng'ok, , 2014, Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, edition of 6, 120 x 120 cm. Courtesy of Fondation Donwahi In case you hadn't noticed, the popularity of African art is exploding, and 1:54 is the only fair of its kind dedicated to contemporary art from the continent and diaspora. 1:54 returns to London for an anticipated... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 10/13/15
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From Private Collection to Mega-Museum: the Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

by Bea De Sousa
When private collections take on major dimensions, rather than donating works to existing institutions, the collectors who pioneer them tend to go public and open museums. This growth has led to a recent boom in museum-building globally. The private collection of Jochen Zeitz will be at the core of one such new mega-museum, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Zeitz MOCAA) opening in Cape Town, South Africa. The Thomas Heatherwick designed building, which will boast 65,000 square feet... [more]
Posted by Bea De Sousa on 7/14/15
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Top 10 Picks at 1:54 Fair

by Char Jansen
Opening Friday, May 15, 1:54 is the latest addition to New York's Frieze Week satellite circuit. Dedicated to contemporary African Art, 1:54 (the name references the number of countries that constitute the African continent) has already run two editions in London. By bringing together 16 galleries engaged in the field the fair takes a cultural stand within the art market, an important way to redress the balance of previously neglected and underrepresented regions. Of 16 galleries to present at... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 5/14/15