Contemporary African Art
Be ultra-wary of the ultra-contemporary: a triumph of hot air over real value
An unquenchable thirst for a certain set of young artists—with the eye-popping price-tags to match—is creating a pressure they are inevitably unable to meet
Madagascar exhibition puts pioneering African photo magazine in the spotlight
Revue Noire published the work of thousands of artists of African origin during its ten-year lifespan
London's National Gallery revamp row: is it a sensitive makeover or like 'an airport lounge'?
A critical mass of galleries from across Africa are participating in The Armory Show
This year's edition includes galleries with spaces in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa
With booths full of childhood memories, two African galleries make their mark at Art Basel
Their debut in the Statements section reflects the strong growth in the contemporary African art sector
'We are under the water, but we can dream': Inside Madagascar's first contemporary art centre
Ambitious new gallery Hakanto Contemporary sets out to boost art scene of island nation—but with many of its residents experiencing the effects of devastating floods, is culture really top of their list?
Why, for me, Frieze London is a satellite art fair
Ahead of its time, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is more than just a satellite to the Regent's Park event
From artist residency to fully-fledged museum: Ghana's new space for contemporary African art prepares to open in March
Just a year after launching a studio programme in Accra, its ambitious young founder is turning it into a museum
Strong sales at 1-54 fair—with more African dealers than ever
Twenty galleries from Africa are among 47 exhibitors at the fair in London this week, with some taking advantage of the UK's newly relaxed pandemic travel rules
Being young, Black and collecting art: my life in the art world
The trials and tribulations of building an art collection
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
'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
'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
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
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
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.
‘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
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
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
Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby deals with the domestic in Cincinnati
Home is where Crosby's art is
Muholi defies stigma and stereotypes at the Stedelijk
Around 80 pictures spanning over a decade are on display in Amsterdam
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
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
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”