Slade to Zaria
Slade to Zaria, which refers to the prominent art schools in London and Nigeria, is a column by Chibundu Onuzo, a novelist and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Every month in The Art Newspaper she shares her reflections on the contemporary art world.
'Where the name Louise Bourgeois is known, the name Sokari Douglas Camp should also be known'
How the "discovered" sculptor is building a history of Nigeria in steel
Depictions of the Black figure are finally entering the Western canon—but where are the pot-bellied and love-handled bodies?
Artists are rushing to fill the wide gaps in museums' holdings of Black figurative art, but much of this work has an aspirational approach
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
Why Black contemporary artists shouldn’t just be shown through a Western lens
When Black artists break through in the market, they are often described as 'discoveries', yet there's a long line of artists that came before them
Being young, Black and collecting art: my life in the art world
The trials and tribulations of building an art collection
'If you are of the camp that wants to keep the art world an exclusive club, then look away now'
Silos are tight in the arts, but here's how musicians, artists and writers and can work together to bring in new audiences
Why are there so few black-owned galleries in London?
Despite the stars of so many artists of colour rising in the West, the trend is not reflected within the dealer community