Art and Activism: How African Artists Are Driving Change

Reading Time: 4 minutes Art and Activism are interconnected in their power to inspire, challenge, and provoke thought, with African artists playing a significant role in driving change through their creative expressions. This journal will explore the connection between art and activism in African societies, providing historical context, discussing the contributions of key African artists, and examining the ways in which art serves as a catalyst for change.

The Beauty of Contemporary African Ceramic Art

Reading Time: 5 minutes Contemporary African ceramic art is a vibrant, thriving, and diverse form of expression that combines both traditional and modern techniques to create unique and innovative works. This captivating art form represents the rich cultural heritage of Africa, and serves as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the continent’s people. It is a celebration of the extraordinary beauty and creativity found within Africa’s borders, and offers a glimpse into the soul of its diverse nations and communities.

The Future of African Art Education: Developing Talent and Shaping Careers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Art therapy, as a form of expressive therapy, uses the creative process of making art to improve one’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. The history of art therapy can be traced back to the early 20th century when artists and mental health professionals began to recognize the therapeutic value of artistic expression. Today, art therapy has evolved into a recognized and respected profession, providing individuals with a means of expressing themselves, processing their emotions, and healing through creativity.

The Rise of Contemporary African Architecture: Blending Tradition and Innovation

Reading Time: 4 minutes African architecture boasts a rich and diverse history, spanning from the pre-colonial era to the present day. As the continent has evolved over time, so too has its architectural style, adapting to the changing needs and preferences of its people. In recent years, contemporary African architecture has emerged as a prominent and influential force, blending traditional and innovative approaches to create structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. This essay aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of the rise of contemporary African architecture, placing particular emphasis on the seamless integration of tradition and innovation.

African Street Art: Transforming Urban Landscapes and Empowering Communities

Reading Time: 4 minutes African street art is a powerful and diverse form of creative expression that has rapidly gained recognition and prominence over the last few decades. From the vibrant murals in South Africa to the intricate stencils in Tunisia, it has played a significant role in transforming urban landscapes and empowering local communities across the continent. This essay aims to explore the impact of African street art on urban landscapes and communities, delving into its historical background, the role it plays in urban transformation, and how it empowers communities.

Exploring Contemporary African Sculpture

Reading Time: 4 minutes African sculpture has a rich and diverse history that spans centuries. Traditional African sculpture was primarily focused on spiritual and religious themes, commemoration of ancestors and leaders, and the celebration of nature and wildlife. The influence of colonization and globalization, however, has led to a shift in the themes, styles, and materials used in African sculpture. This art form has grown to encompass social, political, and environmental commentary, playing a significant role in cultural preservation and identity. In this essay, we will investigate the key themes and styles in contemporary African sculpture, highlight notable artists and their contributions, and discuss the importance of exhibitions, museums, and galleries in promoting this art form.

African Art Market Trends: What to Expect in 2023

Reading Time: 5 minutes The African art market has witnessed a significant transformation over the years, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and creativity of the continent. As the demand for African art increases, the market is evolving, with contemporary African artists gaining global recognition and African art attracting the attention of international collectors and investors.

Top African Women Artists to Watch: Trailblazers in Contemporary Art

Reading Time: 4 minutes Contemporary African art has been experiencing a renaissance in recent years, with a growing number of talented artists emerging from the continent and making waves on the global art scene 1. One noteworthy aspect of this movement is the increasing prominence of women artists, who are not only breaking barriers and challenging traditional gender roles but also shaping the narrative of African contemporary art 2. This essay aims to showcase five exceptional African women artists whose work is redefining the landscape of contemporary art.

New African Auction Record: Irma Stern’s ‘Children Reading The Koran’

Reading Time: 3 minutes The world of art has been shaken by a new African auction record, with a 1939 painting by the renowned South African modernist Irma Stern taking center stage. This fascinating piece, titled “Children Reading The Koran,” signifies the increasing appreciation for African Traditional Art, as well as the incredible talent that the continent has to offer.

MoMAA – NFT Modern African Art Exhibition

Reading Time: 3 minutes Goran Pin is 27 years experienced graphic designer that transforms his expression into NFT art. He is from Croatia. He is known as The Portraitist and uses portraits as artistic expression only. He has considered one of the most collectible crypto artists globally as most of his NFT art collections contain 1st ever portraits of persons minted on the blockchain.

Contemporary African Photographers Highlighted 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes How best can Contemporary African Photographers Highlighted 2020 ? How would you capture a spirit of a country? Through Art, culture and opportunity of articulation of ideas. There is another new age of photographers that are giving  Africa a standard voice, speaking to a cutting edge landmass that is glancing forward in its standards and goals.

COVID-19 Artists & Art Market

Reading Time: 4 minutes Due to COVID-19 Artists & Art Market , artists have already begun to adapt to the changes and bring their practices online, there are many unknown that they will face in the coming days. Just because in-person gatherings are not happening doesn’t mean that you can’t view art and keep up on openings. In response to event closures, institutions and individuals are getting creative about how their work is shared with

Contemporary African Art Show Goes On!

Reading Time: 2 minutes The exhibition aims to highlight the originality and diversity of African artists who live and work in sub-Saharan Africa. The museum has invited André Magnin as guest curator. He has a long-standing relationship with Africa, and possesses a deep level of insight, knowledge and experience regarding various local art scenes on the African continent. Magnin was one of the

Expressions d’Afrique

Reading Time: 3 minutes In Expressions d’Afrique – Inside Jean Pigozzi’s Collection opens at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich via ArtFixDaily Only three months after the announcement by the MoMA of having received 45 works of…

Interview Cyrus Kabiru MoMAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Interview Cyrus Kabiru MoMAAIn our latest Interview Cyrus Kabiru MoMAA who Is Best Known World Wide For His Eye Wear, C-Stunners, His Intricate Sculptural Works Push The Boundaries Of Conventional…

The New Campaign to Bring African Art Home

Reading Time: 6 minutes For years, sub-Saharan Africa’s missing art—much of which was looted during wartimes and ended up in collections across the globe—didn’t attract the level of attention devoted to higher-profile campaigns, such as Greece’s efforts to wrest the Elgin Marbles back from Britain or Italy’s tussles with California’s Getty museum. Now new advocates are advancing the cause of African art.

Africa’s art scene may be booming, but it’s still a blip on the global market

Reading Time: 2 minutes For all the excitement around African contemporary art, the continent still accounts for a fraction of the global art market. Last year, the sales in the global art market reached a total of $63.7 billion—a 12% increase on the previous year, according to the 2018 Art Market report published last week. Compiled by Art Basel and UBS Bank, the report relies on auction sales data and dealer surveys.

Venice Biennale African Art 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes Arguably considered the Olympics of Art, the Venice Art Biennale is the oldest exhibition organized for arts. It is a contemporary visual art exhibition held in Venice in odd-numbered years, thus called biennially. The Art Biennale has inspired other exhibitions throughout the world with a similar name. It is one of the oldest organizations to organize art exhibitions with the first-ever in 1895.

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