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
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
Guest Curators: LOOKBOOK Studio
Creative studio and House and Leisure publisher, Lookbook curates a selection of artworks inspired by 'Bloom'.
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.
What’s the Deal with Selling Art on Social Media?
Art is finding more than just an audience on social media, it’s finding buyers.
01 Nov 2021
'ARE THERE ANY LEFT?’
A sales frenzy at London's 1-54 Fair reflects the heated demand for African Contemporary Art.
20 Oct 2021
Collector Mark Ramirez On Art That Gives Him A Physical Reaction
US-based collector Mark Ramirez believes if you dream about an artwork, you should buy it.
12 Oct 2021
African Artists Playing With Fashion
Contemporary African artists are painting a picture of globalisation, creativity, technology and individuality on the continent through their subjects’ personal style.
27 Sep 2021
Sadie Clayton’s Positive Vibrations
Getting to know the UK artist in 10 Questions.
23 Aug 2021
Celestial Callings and Ancestral Portals
Also known as Ndebele Superhero, artist Zana Masombuka talks about the making of ‘Umseme Uyakhuluma’ with a power team of all women.
17 Aug 2021
Benji Reid Laughs At Gravity
Choreographer and photographer Benji Reid takes flight in his first solo show at October Gallery.
10 Aug 2021
While Billy Monk Was Shooting
All of Billy Monk's photographs were taken between 1967 and 1969 in the underground nightclubs of Cape Town. But what was happening in broad daylight, and why was his work never published at the time?
07 Jul 2021
Phumulani Ntuli Tackles the Uncertainty of Our Times
The artist’s recent solo exhibition explored a personal and collective sense of anxiety about a future in South Africa.
29 Jun 2021
Remembering When Life Got Still
Shrines to the minutiae of our lives and the mysteries of death; is still life the artwork of these times?
08 Jun 2021
African spiritualism is the focus of a new generation of artists
African traditions are moving into the mainstream, writes Nolan Stevens.
25 May 2021
The Nature of NIROX Artist Residency
The NIROX Residency invites artists from around the world to the Cradle of Humankind.
18 May 2021
K.Skit’s Three Balloons Embraces the Gift of Life Beyond Trauma
Self-taught artist’s multimedia series uses balloons to convey quest for joy and freedom in the midst of struggle, writes Sandiso Ngubane
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.