Central and West African artists are penetrating the South African Art Market
Up until recently the secondary market for works by artists from these parts of Africa has largely been established in France and the UK. Aspire Art Auction’s March sale could be turning the tide.
09 Mar 2022
I equate my work to protesting | Q&A with Musa N. Nxumalo
A conversation with Studio Nxumalo's Musa N. Nxumalo about his photography practice documenting alternative youth culture.
07 Mar 2022
The ideas just arrive like uninvited guests | Q&A with Daniel Levi
Artist and Director Daniel Levi on portraiture, NFTs and never being too literal with paint.
01 Mar 2022
Judging Africa’s emerging talent by Mary Corrigall
In the lead up to Latitudes and ANNA launching the ANNA Award, arts researcher Mary Corrigall surveys the landscape, examining a host of awards that are geared towards identifying Africa’s next art superstar.
23 Feb 2022
Social Impact Arts Prize 2022 Launches Workshops
The Social Impact Arts Prize 2022 launches workshops at the Rupert Museum.
Taken Out of Con[Text]
Taken Out of Con[Text], a performance piece by Koleka Putuma will be held at the Rupert Museum on 26 February 2022, 4pm.
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Adele van Heerden in Studio
Adele van Heerden often paints images of welcoming, plant-filled interiors. She welcomed us into her own studio space in Salt River that she shares with her dog, Vala.
20 Feb 2022
A new generation emerges from Cape Town’s ‘lockdown’
It has been two years since Cape Town’s last bumper art season. Mary Corrigall takes a look at the impact of the absence of foreign visitors on Africa’s major art capital.
16 Feb 2022
I try not to box my imagination | Q&A with Vusi Beauchamp
Vusi Beauchamp on NFTs, stereotyping and the power of perception.
15 Feb 2022
Curator Spotlight on Phendu Kuta
A spotlight on independent curator Phendu Kuta and a collaborative project with photographer Obakeng Molepe.
09 Feb 2022
What do artists think of NFTs?
NFTs are the talk of the town, and everyone has an opinion. But what do artists think?
08 Feb 2022
Is Paris headed for another golden art era?
The recent announcement of Art Basel staging a Paris fair has fuelled speculation around the rise of this European art capital. What will the impact be on the African art market, which has developed in that city?
02 Feb 2022
Abongile Sidzumo In Studio
Abongile Sidzumo's meticulously hand-stitched leather artworks meet the digital sphere of NFTs. Meet the Studio Nxumalo artist in studio to see how they're made.
01 Feb 2022
Crafting a ‘museum’ worthy African art collection
Mary Corrigall takes a close look at the collecting patterns of three renowned public museums to discover which African artists enjoy institutional validation in New York, London and Paris.
26 Jan 2022
Kilmany-Jo Liversage In Studio
In Kilmany-Jo Liversage's case, an NFT starts with spray-painting, sponging and painting layers in bright neon colours. Step into her studio in Woodstock.
24 Jan 2022
Answers to Your Questions about NFT art
With blockchain technology being relatively new to the art world, it naturally brings up some questions. Here are some answers.
19 Jan 2022
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
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