Contemporary African Art

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

Feature
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