I Want To Show The World These Different Parts of Me | Q&A with Mfundo Mthiyane
Mfundo Mthiyane blends symbolism and portraiture in paintings that document the times he lives in. But there's more to come...
22 Mar 2022
Enter the P-NFT Lottery
Stand a chance to win a limited-edition Poster NFT from the NFT Lab's inaugural collection of fine art NFTS.
16 Mar 2022
MJ Lourens In Studio
MJ Lourens' paintings are set at dawn or at dusk but in his studio in Woodstock, the daylight floods in.
15 Mar 2022
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.
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
I equate my work to protesting | Q&A with Musa N. Nxumalo
A conversation with Studio Nxumalo's Musa N. Nxumalo about his photography practice documenting alternative youth culture.
07 Mar 2022
The ideas just arrive like uninvited guests | Q&A with Daniel Levi
Artist and Director Daniel Levi on portraiture, NFTs and never being too literal with paint.
01 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
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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Adele van Heerden in Studio
Adele van Heerden often paints images of welcoming, plant-filled interiors. She welcomed us into her own studio space in Salt River that she shares with her dog, Vala.
20 Feb 2022
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
I try not to box my imagination | Q&A with Vusi Beauchamp
Vusi Beauchamp on NFTs, stereotyping and the power of perception.
15 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
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
Further Reading In Articles
Announcing the inaugural ANNA Award Winner
Lerato Nkosi’s entry for the ANNA Award features words inspired by her reading of Bell Hooks’ All About Love: “The book held special resonance for me because of its reference to the author’s upbringing, and the values that developed out of her experiences,” says Lerato.
10 Aug 2022
When art collections go public
Some African based collectors seem more interested in advancing art than their own taste, when they bring their works into the public realm. Others want to drum up the value and interest in the artists they support.
03 Aug 2022
Marikana by Alon Skuy
Alon Skuy launched his photo book MARiKANA 2012/2022 in July 2022. Skuy's book aims to commemorate the 10 year mark since this watershed moment in South Africa’s history.
Art is adding new heights to luxury accommodation
Forget about complimentary bubbles or embossed slippers. Top-notch hotel stays can be measured according to the quality of the art on the walls.
27 Jul 2022
Documenta 15 is a global-south-centric event but are we its intended audience?
Attending Documenta is somewhat of a luxury for those based on the tip of the African continent. Particularly with plummeting local currencies and rising fuel costs almost doubling the cost of flights to Europe.
13 Jul 2022
The art of illustration
A generation of artists have been producing works in different mediums that draw inspiration from illustration. Some of the galleries that supported them have closed, but their works remain important and are highly collectible.
29 Jun 2022
The winner of the Nando's Creative Exchange competition
We are pleased to share the Nando's Creative Exchange competition winner, Palesa Titi with her Mongezi Ncombo artwork!
Examining the portraiture genre, beyond speculation in the art market
There is a perception that the current infatuation with portraiture is a market-driven phenomenon galvanised by white or Asian art collectors looking to profit from sharp rises in value. With this in mind, Latitudes examines whether the relationship between art and commerce can be beneficial to advancing a movement in art.
22 Jun 2022
Aspire Art: The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art
Aspire Art is honoured to present a carefully curated single-owner sale. The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art is set to impress and intrigue collectors this June.
15 Jun 2022
Are Africa’s best works turning up at Art Basel?
More African galleries and artists are participating in this year’s edition of the Swiss fair. Given this art fair is considered the most important on the global art calendar, you would expect the continent’s top talent to be presented at it. Indeed Anatsui, Kentridge will be prominent but there are a few surprises.
The Africa Centre London – Unveiling of the Contemporary African Art Collection
The Africa Centre is opening new headquarters on the Southbank in London. The new building is set to contribute significantly to the growth of a new cultural hub.
01 Jun 2022
Where does African art stand in a New York city art frenzy?
New York played host to six art fairs and numerous auctions and exhibitions in May. African artists were at the periphery of the action. Should this be expected?
Latitudes welcomes Pule Taukobong to the team
A well-known investor in the African tech startup space, Pule is a Founding Partner at CRE Venture Capital, and has invested in many successful startups across the continent, including Andela, Yoco and SweepSouth to name a few.
25 May 2022
The Keiskamma Art Project
A landmark retrospective exhibition is set to take place this September. Azu Nwagbogu, Pippa Hetherington and Cathy Stanley will curate an exhibition of tapestries produced over two decades by the Keiskamma Art Project.
Corporate Art Collections get down to doing business differently
Covid-19 has forced curators of corporate collections to find new ways to keep the art in circulation. Read the article for more.
18 May 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.