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.
Throughout her life, Tamara’s work changes according to the climate, and in the next stage of her life, this was no exception. 1933 brought the Great Depression to the world and with it a period of sadness and idleness.
From showcasing female art in front of wealthy Silicon Valley ‘techies’ to launching an annual art fair in Johannesburg and hosting an international art summit in Dharka – women curators are becoming a force to be reckoned with within the art world. And it’s not before time…
The Covid-19 outbreak has a lot of people worried about the future, as well as concerned about the risk of recession on a global scale. For those art collectors amongst us, safeguarding our investment is a priority that cannot be ignored. Fortunately there are a few ways that you can actually use the crisis to your advantage, which includes not being afraid to sell masterpieces.
Last summer Tate Britain celebrated 50 years of Black Art. The walls in the rooms at Somerset House, where the Get Up Stand Up Nowexhibition took place, featured photos from the likes of Armet Francis and Vanley Burke, canvases from contemporary painter Grace Wales Bonner and film clips directed by Jenn Nkiru.
‘Women in contemporary art’, is featured in this online experience through the photography of Native photojournalist Tailyr Irvine, featured at the National Museum of the American History with an installation with Russel Albert called ‘Developing Stories’. Tailyr succeeds in breaking down stereotypes of Native peoples, to portray stories that show the complex diversity of their contemporary lives.
Art galleries, studios and creative spaces can all buck the lockdown blues by engaging with the artists, collectors and their local communities using social media. There are so many different platforms out there and a lot of people have a lot of time to scan through content on social media sites...