Sunday, June 20, 2021
Peju Alatise - Just-One-Night (photo: afroculture.net)

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.
Tamara de Lempicka

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.
Molebatsi

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…
Bench “Bikla”, 2003 (source: Univers de Kossi ASSOU)

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.
Forbidden Fruit Picker (2015) - Collage painting. Photo: I am Africa

Wangechi Mutu – Hybrid Art

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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.
Jenny-Saville

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.
Romuald Hazoumè - Rat-Singer, Second to God. Photo: Flikr

Romuald Hazoumè, Art Out of Discarded Materials

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Multi-disciplinary 3D artist and sculptor Yoruba artist, Romuald Hazoumè works with recycled materials, photography, film-making and assemblage of large installations. His appropriation of found objects are reconstructed in unfamiliar assemblages.
Tonto and the Lone Ranger, 2014, bronze with patina. Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

A Portrait of David Bradley

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David Bradley’s art tells you stories about his commitment to social and political issues, especially those affecting first nation Americans. His paintings tell tales about American commercialism and the Indian tourist culture. But his love of native Americans doesn’t stop him from some gentle ridicule.
Part of photo series "Faces and Phases". Photo: yonah.org

Zanele Muholi – Confronting stereotypes in South Africa

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South Africa is not an easy place to live of you’re a transgender or gay man and the series of photos called Beulahs 2006 shows the difficulties faced. The use of this name for the exhibition is interesting in itself - Beulah means married, a feminine given-name originated from a Hebrew word and used in the bible.
Shahzia Sikander. Photo: Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander

The Neo-Miniature Painting of Shahzia Sikander

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Shahzia Sikander is a Pakistani-American visual artist born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. Sikander works with different media such as painting, printmaking, drawing, video, animation, installation, and performance.