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The Latitudes Podcast featuring Cinga Samson


We set out our lives for the results, but at the end, it’s not the result that’s important, it’s every moment. - Cinga Samson

In this episode, painter Cinga Samson speaks about home, spirituality, his inspirations, and, in light of his meteoric rise in the art world, the meaning of success.

Cinga Samson is a self-taught South African artist who has established himself as an important new voice in contemporary painting. Since starting his career in 2011, Samson has shown with South African galleries such as blank projects, and in the past few years, has gained international reach with solo shows at Perrotin and the FLAG Art Foundation. The young painter’s auction records have soared into the six-figure stratosphere, and in May 2021, he signed with White Cube Mason's Yard, indicating a broader global interest in his signature haunting portraits. We speak to Samson as he closes his first solo with White Cube, titled ‘Nzulu yemfihlakalo’.

Cinga Samson, Nzulu yemfihlakalo 7 July – 26 August, 2023, White Cube Mason's Yard, London

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A moment clicked for me, when I realised not to take myself too seriously. It gave me so much peace. - Cinga Samson

About the Latitudes Podcast

Hosted by dynamic broadcast journalist and penchant for the arts Refiloe Mpakanyane, The Latitudes Podcast, which is the only podcast dedicated to contemporary African art, is an immersive and engaging platform that builds a new layer of access to the contemporary visual arts from Africa.

Latitudes is now a pan-African platform with a global audience, and this podcast is an additional discoverability tool for global audiences to uncover African art and learn about the featured topics and speakers.

Season one of the Latitudes Podcast explores new ways of accessing and thinking about the contemporary visual arts from Africa, while building a robust archive of thought leadership.

About Refiloe Mpakanyane

Refiloe Mpakanyane is a broadcast journalist, with a penchant for the arts. Known for her love and support of local African literature, art and artists, Mpakanyane has an Honours Degree from the Wits School of Journalism and majored in International Relations, Media Studies and English Literature for her undergrad. Her firm grounding in the critical, analytical and creative thinking of the humanities discipline has underpinned her passion for broadcasting, leading her to delve into working not only behind the scenes in radio and television production, but in front of the camera and hosting her own radio shows as well.

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African Artist Directory

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