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In Conversation with Olayinka Dosekun

Olayinka Dosekun is a Lagos and Abuja-based architect and urban designer, well experienced in the residential and commercial sectors, as well as cultural and public spaces. Prior to setting up leading firm Studio Contra Mundum where she serves as creative director, Dosekun worked as a financial analyst in London and at foremost architectural practices like Barkow Leibinger in Berlin, Sheppard Robson in London,......

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Gets A Tate Survey and Will Show Works in Accra

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is due to show works in Ghana later this year and at Tate Britain in 2020 where a major survey of her work will launch next spring (19 May-31 August). The London-based painter is showing nine newly commissioned works at the Ghana pavilion which is making its debut at this year’s Venice Biennale (until 24 November); some of her works will......

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African Filmmakers Unite Under ‘Pavillon Afriques’ at Festival de Cannes 2019

Now in its 72nd year, Festival de Cannes is a key highlight on the global film festival calendar, bringing together filmmakers from across the globe to premiere new content. This year, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), together with 15 other African nations, is launching the Pavillon Afriques. Taking place from May 14 to 25, 2019, the African delegation – at a dedicated......

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PIASA Organizes Its 9th African Contemporary Art Sale

On May 15, 2019, PIASA will present its 9th African contemporary art sale featuring about 150 modern and contemporary works of paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures. A segment dedicated to textiles and design will be presented in an exclusive online sale. The first section of the catalogue will be dedicated to modern artists: Ernesto Shikhani and Malangatana from Mozambique, Amadou Bâ from the Dakar school,......

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David Adjaye to Design 'Game-Changing' Contemporary Art Museum in India

The UK-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye has been chosen to design what is set to be the most significant contemporary art space in India. The jury the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art’s design made the announcement recently in Venice at a dinner for the Indian pavilion at the waterside Palazzo Pisani Moretta. The planned museum is “an important milestone for Indian contemporary art”, says Shwetal......

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Sara Golish on Multiculturalism, Afrofuturism and Black Beauty

In the sixth part of our continuing series on artists in the diaspora who promote Black identity and pride through their work, we present emerging Canadian artist Sara Golish. Previous features include Philippe Attie, Tim Okamura, T.S Abe, Patrick Earl Hammie and Mario Henrique. Golish specialises in figurative drawing and painting. From an early age, her passion was to become an artist. After......

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Sulger-Buel Gallery: YMA (Young Moroccan Artists)

Sulger-Buel Gallery and The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco will present YMA (Young Moroccan Artists), a group exhibition of young and emerging Moroccan artists featuring Eliassaa, Nafie Ben Krich, Nasrine Kheltent, Madiha Sebbani, Mohammed Saïd Chair & Rachid Ouhnni. Running from May 16 to 30, 2019, YMA is a travelling group exhibition that represents young Moroccan artists working in different media and concepts that......

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