Atelier le Grand Village Unveils Bambo Sibiya's 'Dear Msakazi'
An artwork born in South Africa but made in France.
22 Jun 2021
Guest Curator Roger Sivuyile Lupuwana
Roger Sivuyile Lupuwana knows the beat of South Africa’s creative pulse by heart. We asked him to do some window shopping on Latitudes to choose the artworks he’d most want to take home.
11 May 2021
A Sudanese Artist’s Journey to Find His Place in the World | Hussein Salim
Mary Corrigall meets with Hussein Salim on the occasion of his largest solo exhibition in Joburg.
"Interesting things happen on the edge." | An Interview with LR Vandy
A conversation with artist LR Vandy on the life of a maker, art with meaning, and superhero women.
04 May 2021
Behind the Artwork: Jenny Nijenhuis 'This is South Africa'
For 'This is South Africa', Jenny Nijenhuis sewed the used underwear of rape survivors into a South African flag to be hung upside down - a signal for distress. We go behind the artwork.
14 Apr 2021
Guest Curator: Stephanie Blomkamp of Oath
Stephanie Blomkamp is the founder and editor of Oath, a print magazine dedicated to championing African photography. Here she chooses her favourite photography on Latitudes.
12 Apr 2021
Joburg Alight in Sibusiso Gcaba’s Street Photography
Sibusiso Gcaba's photographs press pause on the relentless reel of the city.
Behind the Artwork: John-Michael Metelerkamp's 'Cove Street'
John-Michael Metelerkamp’s oil painting Cove Street is an imagined observation of a real street in Knysna where he grew up. Go behind the artwork with us.
06 Apr 2021
Guest Curator: Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose
22 Mar 2021
Guest Curator | Binwe Adebayo's Top Five
When asked what keeps her busy day to day, Binwe Adebayo replies, “Whew, way too much”. She’s not exaggerating.
19 Feb 2021
EXHBITION: Io Makandal's 'Terra Visions'
A couple of years ago, I was working as an assistant at a gallery. We were hosting a group show in which one of the works...
17 Nov 2020
COLLECT: Notions of Home
26 Oct 2020
Further Reading In Articles
The Keiskamma Art Project
A landmark retrospective exhibition is set to take place this September. Azu Nwagbogu, Pippa Hetherington and Cathy Stanley will curate an exhibition of tapestries produced over two decades by the Keiskamma Art Project.
25 May 2022
Latitudes welcomes Pule Taukobong to the team
A well-known investor in the African tech startup space, Pule is a Founding Partner at CRE Venture Capital, and has invested in many successful startups across the continent, including Andela, Yoco and SweepSouth to name a few.
Corporate Art Collections get down to doing business differently
Covid-19 has forced curators of corporate collections to find new ways to keep the art in circulation. Read the article for more.
18 May 2022
Where to See African Art Around the World Right Now
VOLTA New York takes place from 18-22 May, and both Out of Africa Gallery and Ethan Cohen Gallery will be at the Fair, presenting works from the continent. Be sure not to miss it!
11 May 2022
Good collections pivot on critical conversations
While painting may be the medium du jour for African artists, photography offers collectors a unique opportunity to access the visual history of the continent.
Did African curators miss the gondola at Venice?
Black female artists triumphed at the 59th Venice Biennale. This should have bode well for Africa’s artists, and expression, yet none of Africa’s pavilions were dedicated solely to a female artist. Art journalist, Mary Corrigall investigates.
27 Apr 2022
"Into the Light" – A Look at South Africa's National Pavilion for the 59th Venice Biennale
Our very own South African Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is presenting "Into the Light" - a group show curated by Ame Bell and featuring the works of Phumulani Ntuli, Lebohang Kganye and Roger Ballen.
Top Ten Pavilions to See at the Venice Biennale
As tempted as one may be to see every national pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale, the chances of covering the Arsenale, Giardini and fringe spaces are reasonably slim. Art advisor, Alexia Walker narrows it down for you.
Introducing South Atlantic Press Print Studio
Latitudes is pleased to welcome South Atlantic Press to the platform; a printmaking studio based Cape Town, which invites artists to participate in collaborative print-based residency programmes.
26 Apr 2022
The Global Art Market Bounces Back
The annual Art Basel & UBS Art Market Report finds that in 2021 the art market recovered, while NFTs boomed. We break down the most relevant findings in this lengthy report.
20 Apr 2022
Stellenbosch University unveils iconic functional art piece – the RMB Think Bench
Donated to the University by GT Ferreira, a Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) founder and SU alumnus, the 13-metre sculptural public artwork, designed to celebrate and encourage innovative and collaborative solutions, will now be a permanent fixture on the lawn in front of the Faculty of Engineering complex in Banghoek Road.
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.
13 Apr 2022
Nicole Rafiki’s solo show The King Herself
As an artist with a diverse cultural, historic and artistic background, Norway-based Congolese visual artist, Nicole Rafiki, uses her art to inform, engage and heal.
Nicola Taylor at Spier Light Art Festival
From 18 March to 18 April 2022, visitors to the fourth annual Spier Light Art will experience an array of light, sound and video artworks throughout the farm. One of the artists being Latitudes' Nicola Taylor.
06 Apr 2022
A dive into Bonita Alice's Practice
Bonita Alice's practice reflects her interest in animal studies, a growing, global, cross-disciplinary field in which attempts are made to better understand human and animal relationships.
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.