Is abstraction the route to escaping geography and gender?
You have to resist the urge to neatly locate Nada Baraka’s art in an Egyptian context. The thirty-three-year-old artist was born in, lives and practices in Cairo, and indeed the sense of chaos that defines the compositions of her abstract paintings could represent the city's erosion of democratic values, political order and worsening social conditions.
Latitudes Centre for the Arts
After the fantastic success of RMB Latitudes, our first physical event since 2019, Latitudes is excited to launch a second offline offering. Latitudes Centre for the Arts (LCA) is a physical, multi-purpose exhibition space in Johannesburg dedicated to the year-round promotion of artists and galleries on the continent.
New Perspectives: A three way dialogue on sheltering spaces
ESSAY is an exhibition that showcases a cross-generational dialogue through the works of three artists - Sam Nhlengethwa, Katlego Tlabela, and Cinthia Sifa Mulanga. The exhibition, which forms a Special Project at RMB Latitudes, and is presented by Lexus in collaboration with Goodman Gallery, explores the complexities of identity, culture, and artistic heritage through a nuanced approach to colour and line.
Why we aren’t dismissing figuration (and you shouldn’t either)
2020 was a landmark year for contemporary African art. The pandemic expedited the digitisation of African art and saw many artists turning to social media to create awareness around their work, hoping to stay afloat under extremely challenging circumstances.
Innovative technology makes professional art tools accessible
Milan-based Artshell is an art software development company that specialises in archiving and managing collections of artworks. The Covid-19 pandemic not only gave them new purpose but drove more innovation that would benefit art dealers and art fairs.
Collecting Art: A guide to finding the next big artist
Are you looking to discover new, exciting artists? Many collectors and art enthusiasts seek the advice of experts when it comes to finding emerging artists with great potential but the key to this is often about redefining what ‘potential’ means.
Photography, not quite mainstream, is always emerging, always surprising
It is perpetually summer and winter with photography from South Africa, the news both good and bad, all at once. On the upside, there is much to be enthused by. A new generation of photographers, among them Tatenda Chidora, Lebohang Kganye and Lindokuhle Sobekwa, are exhibiting widely, publishing well-received books and winning prestigious awards.
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