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
Where to See African Artists Around the World Right Now
African artists in major shows this month and beyond.
22 Nov 2021
Guest Curators: LOOKBOOK Studio
Creative studio and House and Leisure publisher, Lookbook curates a selection of artworks inspired by 'Bloom'.
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
10 Art Books to Buy at David Krut Bookstore
Brush up on your arts education with these ten collectible tomes.
26 Oct 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
Paul Emmanuel's Substance of Shadow
Social anthropologist, Mark Auslander, reflects on Paul Emmanuel’s solo exhibition Substance of Shadows.
15 Sep 2021
Explore Innovative Works by Four Daring Zimbabwean Artists on Artnet Auctions
Fadzai Muchemwa, curator of the 2022 Zimbabwe Pavilion at the Venice Biennale writes about four up and coming Zimbabwean artists featured in Africa Present on Artnet Auctions.
07 Sep 2021
Sadie Clayton’s Positive Vibrations
Getting to know the UK artist in 10 Questions.
23 Aug 2021
Latitudes co-curates Artnet's Africa Present auction
Latitudes will be co-curating the 'Meet' section of Artnet Auctions’ second Africa Present sale, an auction designed to highlight the work of up-and-coming as well as established artists from the African continent.
20 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
Not Setting History In Stone
We chat to artist Talya Lubinsky, a participant in Chelsea Selvan’s CuratorLab exhibition, What shapes us? Makes us? Guides us? as she shares her thoughts on the material relationship between permanence and disintegration embodied in memorial sites and cemeteries.
28 Jul 2021
A critique of pure Art: Lesego Moncho’s Creative Index
A feature on Lesego Moncho's works in '‘O mang? O tswa kae? O ya kae? Heritage curated by Boitumelo Maditshaba Makousu's exhibition, written by Abongile VuliZulu Keswa.
27 Jul 2021
Memory as a Location
Artist Bulumko Mbete reflects on the meaning of memory in her work feartured in the exhibition LOCUS/LOCATION curated by Lesole Tauatswala.
21 Jul 2021
The Term ‘Emerging’ Might Not Be Serving Artists
The changes in the South African art landscape demand that we revise some of those slippery art world terms, writes Mary Corrigall.
20 Jul 2021
Further Reading In Articles
Q&A with Rwandan artist Jean Luc Iradukunda
Jean Luc Iradukunda's art explores the complexities of identity, belonging, and home, acting as a bridge between cultures.
28 Feb 2024
Diriyah Art Futures opens applications for emerging new media artists
The Saudi Ministry of Culture has announced a call for applications for its ‘Emerging New Media Artist’ Programme, set to take place at the soon-to-open Diriyah Art Futures (DAF) centre. Latitudes spoke to Ibrahim Alsanousi, the acting CEO of Museums Commission, to learn more about their educational programme.
Getting your art out there: a multi-faceted guide
As an artist, it can be easy to get lost in your own world and overlook the importance of connecting with others. But promoting your art and drawing attention to what is special about it, is almost as important as creating it.
ANNA Award 2024
We are thrilled to announce that applications for the third iteration of the ANNA Award are now open.
Q&A with Adele van Heerden
Latitudes engages in a compelling conversation with artist Adele van Heerden.
14 Feb 2024
The Auction Market: Where Culture and Commerce Converge
Nkgopoleng Moloi on engaging with auctions in ways that align with one's comfort levels.
Latitudes Podcast featuring Valerie Kabov
Valerie sits down with host Refiloe Mpakanyane to explain her approach toward supporting the artist; thriving in spite of the capitalist head-winds that Creativity faces; the need for unbowed and professional art criticism and the foundational need for art in every single person’s life.
Latitudes Podcast featuring Milisuthando Bongela
Milisuthando Bongela is an award-winning writer, editor, cultural worker, artist and now, film-maker. In this episode we discuss, among many other things, her debut film, the self-titled: Milisuthando, a coming-of-age documentary that explores growing up in South Africa during and after Apartheid.
31 Jan 2024
Radically astonishing, and astonishingly still radical
Artists are using watercolour in ways that link them to a radical tradition.
Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums: Today/Tomorrow
France and its Southern African partners are hosting an international convening on heritage, archives, and museums in Cape Town from 13 – 15 February 2024.
Latitudes Podcast featuring Osei Bonsu
Host Refiloe Mpakanyane speaks with British-Ghanaian, Tate Modern, curatorial powerhouse, Osei Bonsu. A sought-after curator of contemporary art, Osei’s work has taken him all over the world, advising museums, art fairs as well as private collections. Before joining the Tate Modern as Curator of International Art, he had established the digital platform, Creative Africa Network, where he drew upon his experience to mentor artists and re-imagine more meaningful ways to create value for and among African artists on the continent.
17 Jan 2024
Becoming-Art: Art Trends in 2024
The art world in 2024 is poised for a significant shakeup, marked by several key trends emerging from the tremors of 2023.
Announcing the 2024 RMB Latitudes CuratorLab participants
Hailing from Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa, these 10 aspiring curators are set to receive both professional guidance and one-on-one mentorship from industry-leading curators as they work towards curating their own shows on Latitudes.
There’s an Art to Giving: Here are our top tips
As gifting season hurtles towards us, Mary Corrigall asks the question – is it possible to buy art that you love, and is also a good investment? Whether you're shopping for yourself or for a loved one, Corrigall gives key advice on how to go about choosing a work, and offers up a holiday wish list of her own.
13 Dec 2023
Latitudes Podcast featuring Ekow Eshun
In this episode, host Refiloe Mpakanyane talks to Ekow Eshun; a British writer, journalist, broadcaster and curator, about his abiding penchant for doing the difficult (and sometimes agonising) in order to spark meaningful conversations in audiences. A thoughtful and considered conversationalist, Ekow reflects on a multifaceted and impactful career that has spanned magazines, books, curating and broadcasting.
06 Dec 2023
African Artist Directory