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Trends at Moniker and The Other Art Fair: Ink and Etching

by James Loks
Producing a trend report for The Other Art Fair and Moniker is an almost impossible task given the diversity of the work on display, which is another way to say that there is a really mixed bag in terms of both quality and aspiration.  It might indeed be the best place to pick up some really good quality pictures for relatively little money, but I’ll spill the naked truth and admit that if you’re hoping to find the next big thing and make a million bucks, that isn’t going to happen here. If... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 10/16/15
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1:54 Trend Report: Found Objects and Photography

by James Loks
I had a sense of unease as I approached the 1:54 fair. Maïmouna Guerresi, , 2007. © Mariane Ibrahim   As I parked my bicycle all sorts of uncomfortable ideas were floating through my head about what I could and couldn’t say about African art, not least of which being the perception, dealt with by the fair’s title, that Africa is this big single thing, and not the 54 independent nations of which it’s comprised.   Wallen Mapondera, Echoes   So, putting cultural and intellectual... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 10/16/15
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