Phumulani Ntuli Tackles the Uncertainty of Our Times
The artist’s recent solo exhibition explored a personal and collective sense of anxiety about a future in South Africa.
29 Jun 2021
ODYSSEY: An African Journey
Eclectica Contemporary presents Odyssey, an exhibition showcasing works from across the African continent.
08 Jun 2021
Griffin Art Projects presents William Kentridge: The Colander
William Kentridge's 'The Colander' is the first solo exhibition to be held in Vancouver and includes key works from the 1990s through to never-before-seen projects produced in 2020-2021.
25 May 2021
Folly, Frailty and Fear | A Virtual Walkabout with Diane Victor
Renowned South African artist Diane Victor’s latest solo exhibition opens at UJ Art Gallery on the 14th of April 2021 with a live-streamed virtual walkabout.
12 Apr 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.