Curator Spotlight on Phendu Kuta
A spotlight on independent curator Phendu Kuta and a collaborative project with photographer Obakeng Molepe.
09 Feb 2022
What do artists think of NFTs?
NFTs are the talk of the town, and everyone has an opinion. But what do artists think?
08 Feb 2022
Is Paris headed for another golden art era?
The recent announcement of Art Basel staging a Paris fair has fuelled speculation around the rise of this European art capital. What will the impact be on the African art market, which has developed in that city?
02 Feb 2022
Abongile Sidzumo In Studio
Abongile Sidzumo's meticulously hand-stitched leather artworks meet the digital sphere of NFTs. Meet the Studio Nxumalo artist in studio to see how they're made.
01 Feb 2022
Crafting a ‘museum’ worthy African art collection
Mary Corrigall takes a close look at the collecting patterns of three renowned public museums to discover which African artists enjoy institutional validation in New York, London and Paris.
26 Jan 2022
Kilmany-Jo Liversage In Studio
In Kilmany-Jo Liversage's case, an NFT starts with spray-painting, sponging and painting layers in bright neon colours. Step into her studio in Woodstock.
24 Jan 2022
Answers to Your Questions about NFT art
With blockchain technology being relatively new to the art world, it naturally brings up some questions. Here are some answers.
19 Jan 2022
Art Exhibitions To View Over The Holidays
As the year comes to an end, the art agenda shows no signs of slowing down.
14 Dec 2021
Invictus Capital's NFT Lab Launches the First NFT Collection of African Art
The Out of Africa collection is made up of 100 unique NFTs.
The Story of a Print
Latitudes Online and Jillian Ross Print present new editions by Cinthia Sifa Mulanga and Puleng Mongale; a collaboration between South Africa and Canada that was was a year in the making.
29 Nov 2021
Further Reading In Articles
Where to See African Art Around the World Right Now
VOLTA New York takes place from 18-22 May, and both Out of Africa Gallery and Ethan Cohen Gallery will be at the Fair, presenting works from the continent. Be sure not to miss it!
11 May 2022
Good collections pivot on critical conversations
While painting may be the medium du jour for African artists, photography offers collectors a unique opportunity to access the visual history of the continent.
Did African curators miss the gondola at Venice?
Black female artists triumphed at the 59th Venice Biennale. This should have bode well for Africa’s artists, and expression, yet none of Africa’s pavilions were dedicated solely to a female artist. Art journalist, Mary Corrigall investigates.
27 Apr 2022
"Into the Light" – A Look at South Africa's National Pavilion for the 59th Venice Biennale
Our very own South African Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is presenting "Into the Light" - a group show curated by Ame Bell and featuring the works of Phumulani Ntuli, Lebohang Kganye and Roger Ballen.
Top Ten Pavilions to See at the Venice Biennale
As tempted as one may be to see every national pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale, the chances of covering the Arsenale, Giardini and fringe spaces are reasonably slim. Art advisor, Alexia Walker narrows it down for you.
Introducing South Atlantic Press Print Studio
Latitudes is pleased to welcome South Atlantic Press to the platform; a printmaking studio based Cape Town, which invites artists to participate in collaborative print-based residency programmes.
26 Apr 2022
The Global Art Market Bounces Back
The annual Art Basel & UBS Art Market Report finds that in 2021 the art market recovered, while NFTs boomed. We break down the most relevant findings in this lengthy report.
20 Apr 2022
Stellenbosch University unveils iconic functional art piece – the RMB Think Bench
Donated to the University by GT Ferreira, a Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) founder and SU alumnus, the 13-metre sculptural public artwork, designed to celebrate and encourage innovative and collaborative solutions, will now be a permanent fixture on the lawn in front of the Faculty of Engineering complex in Banghoek Road.
Luxury fashion house, Gucci collaborates with Cinthia Sifa Mulanga for its latest campaign
Cinthia Sifa Mulanga has rapidly risen to international recognition, with her representations of female subjects trapped in interior spaces striking a particular chord during the pandemic. Now the 25-year-old Latitudes artist has caught the eye of Italian fashion house Gucci, who have commissioned her to create an artwork that celebrates their iconic Diana tote bag.
13 Apr 2022
Nicole Rafiki’s solo show The King Herself
As an artist with a diverse cultural, historic and artistic background, Norway-based Congolese visual artist, Nicole Rafiki, uses her art to inform, engage and heal.
Nicola Taylor at Spier Light Art Festival
From 18 March to 18 April 2022, visitors to the fourth annual Spier Light Art will experience an array of light, sound and video artworks throughout the farm. One of the artists being Latitudes' Nicola Taylor.
06 Apr 2022
A dive into Bonita Alice's Practice
Bonita Alice's practice reflects her interest in animal studies, a growing, global, cross-disciplinary field in which attempts are made to better understand human and animal relationships.
Art Tourism and the Bilbao Effect: Can an Architectural Wonder Kick-start Art Tourism?
Research into the popularity of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao found that it might take more than architectural wonder to bring foot traffic to a museum. Yet Africa could do with a new architectural gem to convince governments to invest in contemporary art museums.
30 Mar 2022
Art Happens in Overlaps and In-between Zones | Q&A with Asha Zero
Asha Zero's astonishing work looks like paper collage but is actually intricate trompe l'oeil painting. Now, taking things a step further, it's available as an NFT.
28 Mar 2022
European auctions of African art led by contemporary works
March has become an important month for collectors of African art, with Bonhams, Sotheby’s and Artcurial all staging their African contemporary and modern sales within a week of each other. Mary Corrigall breaks down this year's sales - and finds some fascinating results.
23 Mar 2022
African Artist Directory
Born 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lives New York, USA.
Born 1944, Anyako, Ghana. Lives Nsukka, Nigeria.
Born 1977, Antananarivo, Madagascar. Lives Antananarivo and Paris, France.
Born 1972, Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives Berlin, Germany.
Born 1968, Cape Town, South Africa. Lives London, UK.
Born 1975, Tétouan, Morocco. Lives Tétouan.
Born 1976, Cape Town, South Africa. Lives Berlin, Germany.
Born 1982, Kwanza-Sul, Angola. Lives Windhoek, Namibia.