Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Trending Contemporary African Artists to Keep an Eye on

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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.
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Tamara de Lempicka: the apotheosis of style and glamour or homoerotic kitsch of the...

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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.
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Women Are Doing it For Themselves

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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…
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Black is Back in Britain – But Then, has it Ever Really Gone Away?

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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.
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The Hearts of Our People: Female Native American Artists Celebrating their Unique Heritage

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‘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.
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Kossi Assou, Pioneer of African Design

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Kossi Assou is a pioneer of African design and one of the most influential African artists of his generation. He deeply marked the African contemporary art with his works.
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Archiving a Pandemic Via Instagram

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The gallery welcomes images from photographers – both professional and amateur – on its Instagram page via the hashtag #ICPConcerned.
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African Heroes: How Art Teaches Us About Their Struggles

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Africa is home to some of the world’s first discoveries of art created by ancient civilisations who first expressed their cultural characteristics with cave paintings. From then until now African artists have given us an insight into the history of this vast continent.
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Successful Women in Contemporary Art

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In London, the National Gallery, with a collection of over 2,300 works only has 24 by women. The good news is that the Baltimore and other galleries around the globe are seeking to redress the balance.
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Is Photography Considered to be Art?

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Many consider that photography is an art of our time. This is due to the fact that the world is adapting to living with technological help; for example, your phone, laptop and your computer. Many people work from these devices and, without these devices, would be unemployed. This links back to the fact that contemporary artists have adapted to using their cameras for creating art.