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.
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.
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.
Luxury fashion house, Gucci collaborates with Cinthia Sifa Mulanga for its latest campaign
Cinthia Sifa Mulanga has rapidly risen to international recognition, with her representations of female subjects trapped in interior spaces striking a particular chord during the pandemic. Now the 25-year-old Latitudes artist has caught the eye of Italian fashion house Gucci, who have commissioned her to create an artwork that celebrates their iconic Diana tote bag.
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