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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.
"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.
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.
Art Tourism and the Bilbao Effect: Can an Architectural Wonder Kick-start Art Tourism?
Research into the popularity of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao found that it might take more than architectural wonder to bring foot traffic to a museum. Yet Africa could do with a new architectural gem to convince governments to invest in contemporary art museums.
European auctions of African art led by contemporary works
March has become an important month for collectors of African art, with Bonhams, Sotheby’s and Artcurial all staging their African contemporary and modern sales within a week of each other. Mary Corrigall breaks down this year's sales - and finds some fascinating results.
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