A Sudanese Artist’s Journey to Find His Place in the World | Hussein Salim
Mary Corrigall meets with Hussein Salim on the occasion of his largest solo exhibition in Joburg.
11 May 2021
"Interesting things happen on the edge." | An Interview with LR Vandy
A conversation with artist LR Vandy on the life of a maker, art with meaning, and superhero women.
04 May 2021
Family Weekend at Norval Foundation
One weekend a month, Norval Foundation invites families of all ages to enjoy Family Weekend for artist talks, yoga and art treasure hunts.
26 Apr 2021
Behind the Artwork: Jenny Nijenhuis 'This is South Africa'
For 'This is South Africa', Jenny Nijenhuis sewed the used underwear of rape survivors into a South African flag to be hung upside down - a signal for distress. We go behind the artwork.
14 Apr 2021
Guest Curator: Stephanie Blomkamp of Oath
Stephanie Blomkamp is the founder and editor of Oath, a print magazine dedicated to championing African photography. Here she chooses her favourite photography on Latitudes.
12 Apr 2021
Joburg Alight in Sibusiso Gcaba’s Street Photography
Sibusiso Gcaba's photographs press pause on the relentless reel of the city.
Behind the Artwork: John-Michael Metelerkamp's 'Cove Street'
John-Michael Metelerkamp’s oil painting Cove Street is an imagined observation of a real street in Knysna where he grew up. Go behind the artwork with us.
06 Apr 2021
Guest Curator: Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose
22 Mar 2021
Don't Miss: The Latest Shows on Latitudes
Rorke completed a short residency at the David Krut Workshop in Arts on Main, Maboneng, Johannesburg in October 2020.
02 Dec 2020
Why Art makes the best gift: Works for under R10,000
With the festive season hurtling towards us, it's time to start thinking about how to celebrate the people who got us through 2020.
24 Nov 2020
Book Review | The Journey: New Positions in African Photography
The Journey: New Positions in African Photography, edited by Simon Njami and Sean O'Toole, comes out of a ten-year project –
17 Nov 2020
Collect | a New Way of Buying Art
Last week, Latitudes was invited by Between 10and5 to curate our first Instagram auction. The auction saw several bidding wars, and adding to the fun was the fact that many of the bidders were first-time buyers.
07 Sep 2020
Embodying Forms of Knowing and Being
Enos Nyamor looks at digital arts from Africa and their potential for connection to the past and invention of the future.
01 Jul 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.