The Open Call Collection Auction
The Lockdown Collection (TLC) and Latitudes present an online auction, created by 21 emerging artists, the proceeds of which will go towards benefitting artists affected by Covid-19.
17 Mar 2021
A place for museums, foundations and corporate institutions to contribute to Africa’s shared cultural heritage by showcasing their art collections.
12 Mar 2021
Contemporary Art for your Zodiac Sign
Art has never been a career that one gets into for the stability. It’s more often than not an urgent calling that can’t be ignored...
23 Feb 2021
Solo Show | Puleng Mongale | Heaven on Earth
Doyle Wham and Latitudes are delighted to present a solo exhibition of Puleng Mongale (b. 1991, Orlando East, Soweto), surveying key works from the artist's burgeoning oeuvre.
17 Feb 2021
Behind the Artwork: Wim Legrand’s ‘we’re Toast!’
An artwork is generally published with a title, a date, a size and a price. There’ll be some information about what it was made with...
15 Feb 2021
The Sun Rises Daily : Five SA artists using the people’s paper
Daily Sun has been captivating, enraging and entertaining South Africans for almost two decades with its outrageous...
08 Feb 2021
Latitudes x TLC announce: The Open Call Collection
Art and artists have always been a critical part of society and culture. Like everyone, they have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
26 Jan 2021
Jumping into the New Year like...
Welcome to 2021! We hope you had a rejuvenating festive season and are feeling rested and ready for the year ahead. We are certain this year will bring its own newness...
13 Jan 2021
Esther Mahlangu: Anothher Milestone for South African Painter at 85
As one of South Africa’s most acclaimed female painters,
11 Nov 2020
COLLECT: A Sculptural Medium
As an avid or aspiring contemporary art collector, which artistic media are you most drawn to? Painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, film, new media or sculpture?
19 Oct 2020
Live Artist Interviews with Andy Mkosi
Latitudes is thrilled to launch a series of live artist interviews. Presented in partnership with Andy Mkosi of This Audio is Visual...
31 Aug 2020
Latitudes x Between 10and5
17 Aug 2020
Further Reading In Articles
Latitudes Podcast Featuring Stefan Simchowitz and David Altmann
Our guests on this episode are South African-born, U.S-based friends of more than 30 years: Stefan Simchowitz and David Altman. Their wide-ranging conversation explores everything from walking the line between collector and dealer, what success means in the art world and the promotion of cultural production from Africa.
As a platform for critical thinking, the Latitudes Podcast seeks to spark debate and provide our audience with a wide range of viewpoints from across the art ecosystem, even those that may ruffle feathers.
27 Sep 2023
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.
20 Sep 2023
Latitudes Podcast featuring Cinga Samson
In this episode, painter Cinga Samson speaks about home, spirituality, his inspirations, and, in light of his meteoric rise in the art world, the meaning of success.
13 Sep 2023
Meet collector, patron & art enthusiast: Namita Singh Thakur
Latitudes sits down with collector Namita Singh Thakur, founder of Art Curio - a not-for-profit foundation that is deeply involved in collecting works of emerging artists, women artists and artists from underrepresented backgrounds.
06 Sep 2023
Latitudes Podcast featuring Mark Read
In this episode, Mark Read muses on a wide variety of subjects, from what palaeontology can teach us about art and humanity, to the role of galleries in a changing art ecosystem, and how the present is the most brilliant time to be alive in beautiful southern Africa.
30 Aug 2023
Fuzzy disciplines: Artistic collaboration in South African fashion design
While collaborations between artists and fashion, furniture or homeware designers are not uncommon in South Africa, there remains some confusion and even skepticism around the extent to which the disciplines of contemporary art and design can and should overlap.
23 Aug 2023
Latitudes Podcast featuring Sumayya Vally
In this episode, Sumayya Vally ruminates on topics such as the deep political power of beauty, how architecture affirms who we are in the world, and the often overlooked intelligence of early African architecture, which has the ability to connect us to each other, and to a higher power.
16 Aug 2023
Nobody Loves a Genius Child: Basquiat and the Anxiety of Autonomy
There is one artist whose works have remained divisive since they were unleashed onto the international stage in the early 1980s: Jean-Michel Basquiat.
02 Aug 2023
All That She Carried
All That She Carried is a large-scale exhibition in celebration of Women's Month. The show takes its name from Tiya Alicia Miles's New York Times bestseller, in which the historian "traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft a testament to people who are left out of the archives."
Tracing the threads of abstraction
One of the lesser explored aspects of textile art in African expression is an investigation into the use of abstraction. More precisely, what artistic, conceptual or ideological values textile art activate as opposed to, say, painting.
26 Jul 2023
Kalashnikovv Gallery presents solo show by Cameron Platter
Cameron Platter’s pencil drawings are meticulous enlargements of quick, impulsive marker drawings and collages. The artist then carefully plots and reworks-into these digitally, before painstakingly translating them into pencil on paper.
19 Jul 2023
Notes from a Curator's Journal
The art world has experienced a paradigm shift, with independent artists, disruptive curators, and marginalised individuals challenging established norms. However, reforms should be cautious of historical naivety and outdated practices.
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.
05 Jul 2023
Curators at art fairs: disruptors or validators?
Curators were always going to be absorbed into the art fair fray. Nevertheless, it is difficult, if not impossible, to marry the curatorial act with commercial imperatives, given dealers need to make sales to recoup the costs of participating and staying in business.
The Latitudes Podcast
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our very own podcast produced in partnership with iTOO Artinsure.
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.