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
Announcing RMB Latitudes 2023
Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a leading African corporate and investment bank, has partnered with Latitudes, the largest online marketplace for art from Africa. Together, RMB and Latitudes are bringing an innovative new indoor/outdoor art experience to Johannesburg.
28 Sep 2022
The Afro-Asian connection breaks in small waves
Asian art markets rival western ones. Yet links between Africa and Asia seem to be only gradually taking shape, and doing so in institutional rather than commercial spheres.
07 Sep 2022
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.
31 Aug 2022
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.
Time is suspended in Cinthia Sifa Mulanga’s new editioned works
Working on different continents allowed Cinthia Sifa Mulanga and Jillian Ross to generate a considered series of prints that distill the essence of her art.
Reshape is an annual, online survey exhibition that seeks to augment the visibility of contemporary, women-identifying artists in Africa.
24 Aug 2022
Can (and should) female artists tackle the burden of inequality?
Celebrating female artists has become commonplace, yet the reality most women face remains difficult. How are artists dealing with disparity and violence against their gender?
17 Aug 2022
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
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.