Enwonwu's Nigerian Symphony Headlines Bonhams Sale

A rare and historically significant composition by Nigerian Modernist, Ben Enwonwu, features as the top lot at Bonhams Africa Now – Modern & Contemporary African Art Sale slated for October 5, 2017. The painting, Nigerian Symphony, 1963-34, 48 x 178cm is estimated at £100,000-150,000 and depicts a busy street scene, swarming with Nigerians cutting across all social strata. Hovering above these men and women sporting......

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Ogechi Nwobia: Hunter’s Game (Episode 2)

Previous episode “Leela, what the hell is going on? And why do you have a gun and who was that person shooting at us?” Leela didn’t answer him as she tried to subdue her tears and calm her nerves. Her heart was thumping wildly in her chest as she repeatedly struggled with the image of Gbemiga’s lifeless body appearing before her eyes. Uzo......

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Grace Cross: The Meal is Not the Menu

SMITH is proud to present The Meal is Not the Menu, a solo exhibition of painting, fibre, installation and video works by Zimbabwean artist Grace Cross. The exhibition explores the haunting of history, archaeology and spirituality on contemporary art making. Cross’s unearthed source material—ancient artefacts, ritualistic symbols and antiquated lexicons are reworked, reinterpreted and ultimately reinvented as a contemporary universe of quasi-spiritual totems. She......

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Popular African Fabrics; History and Origins

As unique as the people who make and wear them, African fabrics are currently enjoying a massive share of the fashion spotlight all around the world. These unique fabrics are being used diversely as art, for aesthetic purposes and to fulfil the elemental human need for clothing. The history of the African textile industry dates as far back as Africa’s first civilisation─ Egypt─......

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Mohau Modisakeng: Passage
Art, News |
September 21, 2017

Mohau Modisakeng: Passage

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present Passage – a new body of work by Mohau Modisakeng, consisting of performance, photography and film. Passage, is a three-channel video projection and photographic series that meditates on slavery’s dismemberment of African identity and its enduring erasure of personal histories. In each of the artwork’s three projections, we are confronted with a character —a woman with a hawk......

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