The impact of war on the Ukrainian art and social sector
Yana Barinova recently joined the viennacontemporary team as a Development Officer approaching the main statement this year: Ukraine. They discuss the importance of cultural heritage, Barinova's professional breakthroughs and the impact of war on the Ukrainian art and social sector.
A Short Life with Bungalow Bliss by Stephen Hobbs
Since relocating to Ireland in December of 2019 and returning to South Africa in July of 2021, Hobbs’ practice has undergone a significant revision; where his approach to art making – while remaining within the conceptual realm of aesthetics and war, psychology and the body, art and architecture – was tested by the hard lockdowns experienced in rural Cork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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