Contemporary African Art

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Contemporary African Art

Kapwani Kawanga wins Duchamp Prize with installation referencing African independence

Paris-based artist's work recreates flower arrangements that featured at diplomatic events connected to independence ceremonies in African countries

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Art fairs

'If you're coming to buy, you have two hours to do it': what it's like at London's real-life 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

In the absence of the major fairs and auctions, Modern and contemporary African art is in the spotlight in London this week

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Art market

'You have the right to culture with a capital C': Africa's growing collecting class shifts focus to home

From Marrakech to Cape Town, the continent's growing fairs and auctions scene is catering to a burgeoning domestic buying base

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Collectors

Angola freezes assets of billionaire and her art collector husband

Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, is married to Sindika Dokolo who has been working for years on repatriating works to the African continent

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African art

African art gallery co-founded by Hemingway's son opens Tribeca storefront

The gallery originally opened in the 1970s as a venue for the launch party of Hemingway's memoir

Podcast

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.

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Biennials & 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

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Exhibitions

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

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Frieze 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"

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Exhibitions

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"

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Art fairs

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

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Art 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

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Exhibitions

Muholi defies stigma and stereotypes at the Stedelijk

Around 80 pictures spanning over a decade are on display in Amsterdam

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Exhibitions

Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby deals with the domestic in Cincinnati

Home is where Crosby's art is

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Exhibitions

Fondation Louis Vuitton offers a snapshot of contemporary African art

The art of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa make a big impact in Paris

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Exhibitions

Five millennia of African art and history go on show in Paris

Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac tracks African roots and African routes in its upcoming exhibition

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Colonial art

Okwui Enwezor's curation examines the effects of post-colonialism on Africa’s artistic output

“The short century: liberation and independence in Africa 1945-94”, creates a “critical biography of Africa”