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“Are you an African artist? …”

There’s a strong (European) mainstream that is still secretly seduced by the idea that poor black people, especially those in African slums, can’t or won’t make great art or if they do, it’s the exception.

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Trouble in the Village: A Review of Dak’ Art 2014

Dak’ Art 014 is an art exhibition showing over 120 artists of African descent. It opened on 9th May, with a main international showcase at the Village de la Biennale, a television studio along Route de la Rufisque in Dakar’s industrial area. continue reading »

Summer List: Exhibitions and Readings

Some ongoing exhibitions of interest:

Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African Art with African Cosmos: Stella Arts until December 9

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African art: Peju Alatise’s evocative works

Peju Alatise is a Nigerian mixed media artist and writer. Her talent extends to jewelry design, installation, architecture, furniture design and painting. Her work expresses her passion for the modern life of African women and their traditions. Well known in the art community in Nigeria, Peju’s work is certainly inspiring and evocative.

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Open Walls: Art in public spaces in Gambia

Founded by Lawrence Williams, Wide Open Walls is a project to turn villages in Gambia (under the Ballabu Conservation Project) into living art and also promote the Gambia as a tourist destination.

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Forests and art come together at the Nairobi National Museum

In support and celebration of 2011, the ‘International Year of Forests’ Maasai House has organized an exhibition to raise awareness and create dialogue around trees and the environment entitled the Tree Life Exhibition at the Nairobi National Museum, between the 7th and 31st July.

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