Special: the rise and rise of contemporary African art
On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
NewsBiennials & festivals
‘Global’ contemporary African art comes to rural Portugal—despite growing visa issues for artists travelling to Europe
New festival Evora Africa includes key works by Malick Sidibé, Romuald Hazoumé and Cheri Samba
Jackson Pollock and Thornton Dial given equal billing in Met exhibition
Highlights from Souls Grown Deep Foundation acquisition go on show among New York museum's collection
NewsFrieze New York
UK artist Yinka Shonibare brings African and diaspora artists to London
Show honours Africa’s contribution to abstraction, beauty and politics at "a time of affirmative difference"
Largest show of contemporary African art in Brazil opens latest leg of tour
Exhibition at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil mixes "traditional and modern, colonial and post-colonial, local and global"
Also Known As Africa fair extends its purview to 'global south'
Third edition to highlight spiritual, cultural and commercial links between the continent and parallel regions
FeatureArt Dubai 2018
Is interest in African art on the rise in the Middle East?
An increased presence of African galleries at this edition of Art Dubai could signify a flourishing regional market