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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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