Telling the full story of African art just got harder

Telling the full story of African art just got harder
Reading Time: 4 minutes In Telling the full story of African art just got harder, As told to Patrick Smith in July 2019. Gus Casely-Hayford was recently announced as the new director for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum new expansion, V&A East, where he will start in Spring 2020. Full article is at theafricareport African art is going through an incredible renaissance in the […]
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Nigeria renews campaign for return of looted artifacts

Nigeria renews campaign for return of looted artifacts
Reading Time: 6 minutes Returning African artefacts taken by explorers and colonisers has remained a serious issue in Europe-Africa relations. Gregory Austin Nwakunor (Arts and Culture Editor of Guardian Arts) interrogates the new Federal Government campaign for return of Nigeria’s stolen and looted artefacts. When a Cambridge University college said on Thursday it would return an antique statue of a cockerel to Benin City, […]
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Repatriation of African Art

Lid of the coffin of the priest of Heryshef, Nedjemankh [Metropolitan Museum of Art]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Repatriation of African art gains momentum and funding by Manny Tajeda-Moreno for the Wildhunt.org In February, the Metropolitan Museum of Art ended an Egyptian art exhibition titled “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin” after the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office revealed that the provenance of the golden coffin had been faked by a Parisian art dealer in 1971. “Stewards of the world’s […]
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Giggs Kgole Interview MoMAA

Young Masters Artists 2019, photo credit @CristinaSchek
Reading Time: 7 minutes In Giggs Kgole Interview MoMAA, African Rising Star, Contemporary artist Giggs Kgole says his Win of the Young Masters Award is not only a win for Kgole, but a win for all Africans and youngsters who aspire for greatness and want to have their voice heard. You Are Everywhere Now! Do You Mind Speaking A Little Bit About Your Background […]
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Okwui Enwezor Curator 15th Sharjah Biennial 2021

Okwui Enwezor. Photo Venice Biennale.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Okwui Enwezor Curator 15th Sharjah Biennial 2021 stated by Art Forum The 2021 edition of the Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates will stage the last show by the highly influential Nigerian curator Okwui Enwezor, who passed away after a long battle with cancer in March. Titled “Postcolonial,” the exhibition is a sequel to “Postwar: Art Between the Pacific […]
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Jean Pigozzi collection African contemporary Zurich

Jean Pigozzi’s collection of African contemporary art on view in Zurich
Reading Time: 2 minutes Jean Pigozzi collection African contemporary Zurich highlights of th Show in Zurich by Leonidas Kalai via art-critique Jean Pigozzi, the French collector, photographer and automobile heir recently made headlines for donating 45 works by contemporary African artists from his famed collection to the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). The donation was the largest gift of African art […]
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Nigerian contemporary art booms and prices soar

Rediscovering the Art of Ben Enwonwu
Reading Time: 3 minutes In Nigerian contemporary art booms and prices soar, AFP explores the recent boost in Sales of Art from Nigeria championed by Ben Enwonwu. First there was Tutu, the “African Mona Lisa” sold last year for 1.5 million dollars. Then a second portrait by revered Nigerian painter Ben Enwonwu, called Christine, sold in mid-October, for 1.4 million dollars. Both record sales […]
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It’s time to give back the loot

bust of Nefertiti
Reading Time: 9 minutes In It’s time to give back the loot, Geoffrey Robertson questions, By what right do western museums and billionaire collectors keep property they know to have been stolen in earlier times? A new cry for justice is beginning to unsettle our cultural elites. here is a new cry for justice that is beginning to unsettle the cultural elites of Europe […]
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Artcurial Art Auctions Morocco

Artcurial Art Auctions Morocco
Reading Time: 2 minutes Paris auction house Artcurial is opening an office in Morocco. Launching a permanent subsidiary in Marrakesh, the firm will now start holding regular sales at the famous La Mamounia hotel in the city from December this year. Article is by Alex Capon for antiquestradegazette Artcurial said that the development of the art scene in the country and the emergence of […]
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Fake African Art?

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s been a spike in fake African art. What’s being done to fight it, writes Gerard de Kamper, Chief Curator Collections, lecturer, PhD candidate, University of Pretoria. The art world has been dealing with fakes for more than 2 000 years, with perhaps the most notorious case being the forgeries of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer’s paintings by artist Han van Meegeren […]
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