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Mural by local artists in Minneapolis, near the spot where George Floyd died. Photo: Unsplash

Art Tribute to George Floyd

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We absolutely condemn racism and do not understand how some people can be racist while we are all human and equal. We are compiling here all the art pieces and support shown by the art community that we came across. More are popping up daily.
Studio of the infamous Berlin forgers. Photo: Widewalls

Tips to Avoid Forgery When Buying Art

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Hundred billions of dollars are spent on art every year but a good chunk of that goes to illegal activity and fake art. Many international high-profile cases of art forgery have been reported for years which is why auction houses are taking additional steps to make sure artworks they are selling are genuine.
The Purple Shall Govern (2013). Photo: Gallery MOMO

Mary Sibande – Post Apartheid Art

Mary Sibande is a multi-talented artist from Johannesburg. Born in 1982. The South African artist’s art consists of sculptures, photography, paintings, and design. With her creations, she depicts black South Africans in a postcolonial context. Her work often focuses on her own personal experiences and black women during apartheid.
Primavera, 2015. Photo: October Gallery

Sokari Douglas Camp – A World Made of Steel

Sokari Douglas Camp is an internationally renowned sculptor whose works are made primarily of steel. Her large scale sculptures often make reference to her Nigerian roots but at the same time representing contemporary international issues.
Darren Bader launches Inventory for artists and galleries. Photo: Christies

Online Inventory for Artists and Sotheby’s Prepares Reopening of Galleries – Art News

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The world seems to be running at a slower pace at the moment with more than half of humanity being confined due to the coronavirus pandemic. But this didn’t stop the art world from moving forward.
Visitors wearing face masks, Forbidden City reopening 1st May. Photo: Dailysabah

Forbidden City, House to The Palace Museum to Reopen to Public

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Forbidden City, Beijing reopened to the public on Friday 1st May after being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Past home to China’s emperors, the Forbidden City reopening allows only 5,000 visitors daily, down from about 80,000.
Visiting art galleries is not possible during the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Vertical Gallery, Chicago

Is it Possible to Collect Art Responsibly During a Crisis?

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With museums closed, no auctions, various galleries going bankrupt, no creative hotspots; it’s the first time in modern history where the only place to view art objects is from our homes.
Peju Alatise - Just-One-Night (photo: afroculture.net)

Trending Contemporary African Artists to Keep an Eye on

The large continent is full of artists, not just El Anatsui, who has been the only artist that Westerners can cite as an African artist for the last 40 years. For years, contemporary African art has been attracting the attention of investors and collectors worldwide and even more in recent years.
Forbidden Fruit Picker (2015) - Collage painting. Photo: I am Africa

Wangechi Mutu – Hybrid Art

Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan-American visual artist widely known for her collages, films, sculptures and installations. Her art reflects on sexuality, femininity, ecology, politics, the world and the futile but often damaging efforts of humans to control it.
The-Egg-2016-oil-and-acrylic-on-canvas

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Art Miles Away From Home

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami is one of the youngest emerging contemporary African artists. Her vivid work is deeply connected to issues surrounding diaspora, displacement and identity.