Africa

Shows

Afrofuturism – The Shadows Took Shape

Afrofuturism – The Shadows Took Shape

Posted November 18th, 2013

Africa, Contemporary Art, Shows

This fall, The Studio Museum in Harlem presents The Shadows Took Shape, a dynamic interdisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary art through the lens of Afrofuturist aesthetics. Coined in 1994 by writer Mark Dery in his essay “Black to the Future,” the term “Afrofuturism” refers to a… Read More

Videos

American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

Posted November 7th, 2013

Africa, Talks, USA, Videos

This two-day symposium at the Smithsonianexamined the role of Africa and its diaspora in the development of art of the United States, from nineteenth-century portraiture to American modernism; from the Harlem Renaissance to the contemporary art world. Since the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade,… Read More

Museums

Brussels: World’s “last” colonial gallery gets reboot

Brussels: World’s “last” colonial gallery gets reboot

Posted November 4th, 2013

Africa, Belgium, Museums

The world’s “last” colonial gallery, Brussels’ dusty Royal Museum of Central Africa, closes this month to re-emerge with a new vision of the continent more than a half-century after the independence of the former Belgium Congo. Claire Rosemberg reports for AFP: “Set to reopen in… Read More

Contemporary Art

1:54 –  Contemporary African Art Fair in London

1:54 – Contemporary African Art Fair in London

Posted October 16th, 2013

Africa, Art Fairs, Contemporary Art

1:54 is the first international contemporary African art fair, which will be held in London between the 16-20 October 2013 in Somerset House. 1:54 is an independent fair designed by architect David Adjaye. 1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centers and museums… Read More

Museums

Museum for African Art reopens as New Africa Center

Museum for African Art reopens as New Africa Center

Posted October 4th, 2013

Africa, Contemporary Art, Museums

“Though still under construction, the building formerly known as the Museum for African Art flung open its doors on Thursday night for a party celebrating its reinvention as the New Africa Center. Guests were advised not to wear stilettos,” The Wall Street Journal writes. “The… Read More

Tibet

The Tribal Art Fair

The Tribal Art Fair

Running from 25 to 27 October, the Tribal Art Fair in Amsterdam this year presents nineteen dealers showing objects from Oceania, Africa, Indonesia, South America, Tibet and the Philippines. The exhibition comprises jewellery and sculptures, textiles, masks, implements and furniture. All objects on the fair… Read More

Contemporary Art

Visionary Modernist: Ibrahim El-Salahi’s first major exhibition in the UK at Tate

Visionary Modernist: Ibrahim El-Salahi’s first major exhibition in the UK at Tate

Posted July 17th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Sudan

Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major exhibition of Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi (born 1930). Bringing together 100 works from across more than five decades of his international career, this retrospective will highlight one of the most significant figures in African and Arab Modernism, and… Read More

Contemporary Art

Visionary Modernist: Ibrahim El-Salahi's first major exhibition in the UK at Tate

Visionary Modernist: Ibrahim El-Salahi's first major exhibition in the UK at Tate

Posted July 17th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Sudan

Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major exhibition of Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi (born 1930). Bringing together 100 works from across more than five decades of his international career, this retrospective will highlight one of the most significant figures in African and Arab Modernism, and… Read More

Shows

LACMA opens African art gallery with masterworks from central Africa

LACMA opens African art gallery with masterworks from central Africa

Posted July 8th, 2013

Africa, Galleries, Shows

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the first exhibition to inaugurate LACMA’s new African art gallery and related educational programming. Shaping Power explores the artistic traditions and emblems of power from the… Read More