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

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

LACMA opens African art gallery with masterworks from central Africa

LACMA opens African art gallery with masterworks from central Africa

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

Hidden Treasures of African, Indian and Australian Art

Hidden Treasures of African, Indian and Australian Art

June 20th, 2013 | Africa, Australia, Documentaries, India, Videos

Griff Rhys Jones sets off on a series of adventures to find out what extraordinary treasure is still being created in far-off places by the indigenous people of today. In a rapidly changing world, can traditional art survive? What meaning does it still have? Hidden… Read More

First major exhibition of Tanzanian art in the U.S. in Portland

First major exhibition of Tanzanian art in the U.S. in Portland

June 10th, 2013 | Africa, Shows, Tanzania

This summer, the Portland Museum of Art hosts the first exhibition of Tanzanian art in the United States. Shangaa: Art of Tanzania, on view at the PMA from June 8 through August 25, 2013, features 166 awe-inspiring objects. Organized by the QCC Art Gallery of… Read More

Trade Routes – Connecting art from Africa, China, Europe, India, and the Middle East

Trade Routes – Connecting art from Africa, China, Europe, India, and the Middle East

Trade routes have connected the major centres of civilisation in Europe and Asia since antiquity. These routes not only made the exchange of goods possible, but also fostered cultural exchanges between distant regions. The group exhibition, ‘Trade Routes’, on view at Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly… Read More

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

April 11th, 2013 | Africa, Ghana, Sculptures, Shows

The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media… Read More

Netsa Art Village: Contemporary Art from Ethiopia

Netsa Art Village: Contemporary Art from Ethiopia

March 30th, 2013 | Africa, Contemporary Art, Ethiopia

Contemporary Ethiopian artist Tamrat Gazahegn shows off one of his paintings at the Netsa Art Village in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tamrat is part of a collective of Ethiopian artists spearheading contemporary art in Ethiopia, which feature experimental material, multimedia and unexpected aesthetics to create avant-garde… Read More

Contemporary And (C&) – New perspectives for African contemporary art

Contemporary And (C&) – New perspectives for African contemporary art

March 7th, 2013 | Africa, Contemporary Art, Internet, Media

Contemporary And (C&) is an international online platform for diverse and critical insights into, and perspectives on, contemporary African art. The project is initiated and published by the German „Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen“ – ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations). C& gives established and emerging artists,… Read More

Sowei Masks – The Spirit of Sierra Leone

Sowei Masks – The Spirit of Sierra Leone

March 5th, 2013 | Africa, Sculptures, Sierra Leone, Women

Sowei masks – unique to the region around Sierra Leone – are worn by senior members of the all-female Sande Society during rite-of-passage ceremonies that signify a girl’s transition to adulthood. They are carved expressions of local ideals of feminine beauty, health and serenity that… Read More

Olafur Eliasson & Frederik Ottesen – Suñu Jant

Olafur Eliasson & Frederik Ottesen – Suñu Jant

February 28th, 2013 | Africa, Contemporary Art, Iceland, Shows

Raw Material Company announces the exhibition Suñu Jant marking the launch of Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen’s Little Sun solar-powered lamp in Senegal. Suñu Jant is a Wolof phrase that means “our sun.” From 28 February to 30 March 2013, Raw Material Company features Little… Read More