Das Bauhaus verfehlen / Missing the Bauhaus Book Launch
Latitudes artist, Alexander Opper and iwalewabooks invite you to the Das Bauhaus verfehlen/Missing the Bauhaus book launch.
15 Mar 2022
Central and West African artists are penetrating the South African Art Market
Up until recently the secondary market for works by artists from these parts of Africa has largely been established in France and the UK. Aspire Art Auction’s March sale could be turning the tide.
09 Mar 2022
Imaginal Renderings: ‘Seeing the Invisible’ in Kirstenbosch Gardens
‘Seeing the Invisible’ in Kirstenbosch Gardens creates a sense of having stepped into an architectural rendering.
08 Mar 2022
Judging Africa’s emerging talent by Mary Corrigall
In the lead up to Latitudes and ANNA launching the ANNA Award, arts researcher Mary Corrigall surveys the landscape, examining a host of awards that are geared towards identifying Africa’s next art superstar.
23 Feb 2022
Social Impact Arts Prize 2022 Launches Workshops
The Social Impact Arts Prize 2022 launches workshops at the Rupert Museum.
Taken Out of Con[Text]
Taken Out of Con[Text], a performance piece by Koleka Putuma will be held at the Rupert Museum on 26 February 2022, 4pm.
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Now's your chance to own the first NFT by one of southern Africa's top artists.
A new generation emerges from Cape Town’s ‘lockdown’
It has been two years since Cape Town’s last bumper art season. Mary Corrigall takes a look at the impact of the absence of foreign visitors on Africa’s major art capital.
16 Feb 2022
Curator Spotlight on Phendu Kuta
A spotlight on independent curator Phendu Kuta and a collaborative project with photographer Obakeng Molepe.
09 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
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
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.
Aspire Art Auctions | Modern & Contemporary Art
Aspire Art Auctions presents an exciting sale of Modern and Contemporary Art this November in Johannesburg.
24 Nov 2021
Where to See African Artists Around the World Right Now
African artists in major shows this month and beyond.
22 Nov 2021
Art X Lagos 2021
West Africa's premier Art Fair returns.
03 Nov 2021
WTF are NFTs? Latitudes demystifies this future art-world staple
NFTs are not going to quietly disappear. Read here to find out why.
Phaidon Book | African Artists: From 1882 to Now
Latitudes Online Co-Founder Lucy MacGarry contributes to the advisory panel of the groundbreaking Phaidon Book, African Artists: From 1882 to Now.
27 Oct 2021
Celebrating the Art, Life and Love of Nwabisa Xayiya, A Patron of the Arts
Passionate Latitudes supporter, art collector and philanthropist, Nwabisa Xayiya who passed away last May will be celebrated with an impressive art auction in Johannesburg this month.
'ARE THERE ANY LEFT?’
A sales frenzy at London's 1-54 Fair reflects the heated demand for African Contemporary Art.
20 Oct 2021
Further Reading In Articles
RMB Latitudes proudly partners with OpenStudios.Joburg 2023
In May 2023, RMB Latitudes will partner with OpenStudios.Joburg. Over the same weekend, not only will you be invited to explore a plethora of art from the continent at RMB Latitudes, but you'll also have access to a network of artist studio spaces throughout Johannesburg's inner city.
01 Feb 2023
SAFIM Auction Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa
The South African Friends of the Israel Museum (SAFIM) is dedicated to supporting art education and opportunities, both locally in South Africa, and at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
25 Jan 2023
RMB Latitudes CuratorLab presents 10 selected curators
RMB Latitudes CuratorLab is a practice-based, online curatorial residency for emerging curators in Africa. This year, ten aspiring curators all the way from Ghana, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Nigeria and South Africa will be guided through a facilitated online residency.
WHAT WE KNOW, exhibition project by INCCA
Considering generational and embodied knowledge by way of ‘unlearned’ art-making, this exhibition opens 28 Jan 2023, 11am and runs until 25 Feb, Keyes Art Mile.
Is vandalising masterpieces futile?
Climate activists threatened to vandalise masterpieces to turn attention to what our society values. Did this have the desired effect and what did it reveal about what kind of art and artists are valued and how climate activists view art institutions?
How has technology advanced art collecting?
Since AI and the digitisation of art marketing have impacted art production and dealing, how have collectors benefitted?
18 Jan 2023
On their own terms: Young SA women artists are traversing their own path into the art world
With surprisingly limited local media coverage, 2022 marked some extraordinary moments for Black women artists from South Africa.
11 Jan 2023
Dora Dalila Cheffi - The Sunny Nihilist
Dora Dalila Cheffi, a Finnish-Tunisian artist, belongs nowhere. We meet at the artists studio at the Cape Town Art Residency to discuss her self-portraits. A tall mirror is a striking studio tool. There, reversed, the artist sees herself.
20 Dec 2022
Lawrence Calver, Infinitely Gentle
The Swiss-English artist, Lawrence Calver, is in love with Rothko, though he is no painter. Sewing, dyeing, bleaching, are the integral elements in the creation of his art.
The Great Escape: can art offer a respite from reality?
It is somewhat of an old-school notion that art must keep us in tune with the times. Art has equal value and sway when it channels utopias, and idylls.
14 Dec 2022
All aboard the LuCAC express
When Norwegian-based Zambian Artist Victor Mutelekesha began to conceive of a space that would function as a repository of the arts, it naturally followed that LuCAC would become a station that highlights the multiplicity of cultural identities present in the capital city.
Announcing RMB Latitudes CuratorLab 2023
RMB Latitudes CuratorLab is a practice-based, online curatorial residency for emerging curators in Africa. In 2023, 10 aspiring curators will be guided through a facilitated online residency, designed to offer practical experience in the industry and to hone their curatorial skills.
Meet Tanzanian artist Winifrid Luena
Winifrid Luena's latest body of work is a self-reflection on Winifrid’s continued shifting of states, perceptions, and ideas of living in response to adapting to changes in culture, reality and self-identity after moving from Tanzania to South Africa.
07 Dec 2022
Q&A with Lagos artist Adesola Yusuf (Arclight)
Adesola Yusuf (Arclight) is a 25-year-old multidimensional artist from Lagos, Nigeria. His visually expressive work takes inspiration through the ages, from renaissance art, to modern minimalist, pop and internet art.
No longer quite the new kid…but in a good way
With Covid lockdowns over for vast majority of the art world, Art Basel Miami Beach hosted its largest edition yet, expanding to the entirety of the Convention Centre and taking over the top floor for the expansive Collector Lounge and talks area.
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.