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The New World Climax

FIRST AFRICAN CURATOR OF VENICE BIENNALE

The Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) returns for the 56th time this May. Founded in 1895 as an International Art Exhibition, the Biennale ultimately expanded into the realms …

Zeitz MOCAA

ZEITZ MOCAA CAPE TOWN

V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz have announced a unique partnership to create a major new cultural institution that will focus on collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting …

Babacar M'Bodj Niang

I Like Your Ism, But Is It Art?

Babacar M'Bodj Niang is, in our opinion, a genius. His outrageously original work defies categorisation. Is it design? Is it art? Is it something that needs a whole new definition…

Paul Sika, Mister Tout Mignon

Paul Sika, Cote D’Ivoire

Paul Sika’s neon, over-saturated, collaged and carefully constructed photographic tableaus draw on the fashion and advertising industry to comment upon African popular culture. …

Zinsou-Museum-Ouidah

African Contemporary Art in Benin

Zinsou Foundation’s new museum is the latest in a trend of growing infrastructural support for art in Africa. The first museum dedicated to contemporary art in Sub-Saharan Africa (…

Anthony Okello - The Masquerade

Big Five : Young East African Artists To Watch

There is, understandably, a focus on the rapidly developing and sophisticated contemporary art scene of West Africa. But we think some of the most exciting young talent is coming from…

Photograph by Sammy Baloji, Congo

BIG FIVE AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Samuel Fosso, Cameroon. Zanele Muholi, South Africa Malick Sidibe, Mali Saydou Keita, Mali Sammy Baloji, Congo Who would you put on this list and why? Send your suggestions to …