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African artists have long been considered outsiders. But their work is among the most talked about in the art world. A London art fair is drawing in collectors who are attracted by an untapped market where investment in the right pieces can see a 10-fold increase in their future value. Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela reports from London. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
The FNB Joburg Art Fair has just kicked off in Johannesburg. It's showcasing works from South Africa, and from across the continent. The fair runs at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg until Sunday. CCTV's Julie Scheier stopped by to take a look at what's on show.
The first-ever international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary African art, opens in London this week. The fair dubbed 1:54 contemporary african art fair takes its name from the 54 countries on the continent and is aimed at show casing modern African art, reflecting the diversity in artistic practices rooted in Africa. Susan Mwongeli reports
Artists from West Africa have had the chance to showcase their work at the region's first international art fair. Art X drew over 5,000 guests to the Nigerian city of Lagos. The event highlighted Nigeria's vibrant connection to the contemporary art scene. Thuli Tshabalala has more.
Thousands of people are expected to visit Somerset House in London over the next four days for this years Contemporary African Art Fair which opens this Thursday. This is the third year of the show, which also showcased in New York for the first time, earlier in the year. The works from 150 artists are on display
THAT ART FAIR is Cape Town’s new landmark art event, taking place alongside Design Indaba and Cape Town Art Fair Join us at THAT ART FAIR, the latest addition to Cape Town's creative calender. Growing a fresh generation of collectors and audiences in an exciting new enviroment. THAT ART FAIR is an inspired, curated and affordable art fair event providing a platform for African artists who work under the radar of the traditional art establishment and who do things a little differently. As an ARTsouthAFRICA initiative, THAT ART FAIR is committed to transformation in the contemporary African art world – this commitment is shared by art patrons and art world ambassadors who support us and recognize the importance of nurturing and investing in emerging talent.
Art fair curator Touria El Glaoui is on a mission to showcase vital new art from African nations and the diaspora. She shares beautiful, inspiring, thrilling contemporary art that tells powerful stories of African identity and history -- including works by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj and Zimbabwean painter Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. "It is really through art that we can regain our sense of agency and empowerment," El Glaoui says. "It is through art that we can really tell our own story." Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Ent...
Abstract artist Regi Bardavid’s work stood out at 1:54 | London with authentic magic, amongst work showcased from 40 exhibitors from the 54 countries that make up the African continent. We spoke to the artist about meditation, painting large and the peculiarity of chance. Read the interview here:
Maurice Mbikayi is a cross-disciplinary artist who believes that as we all have the Internet in our pockets these days, tech and fashion have become one. We interviewed the artist about his participation at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and how politics, Africa and the economy inspire his work.
Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike. SAVE THE DATE | 16 – 18 FEBRUARY 2018
Did you know that creativity is said to be the sought after commodity of the future? That Art Fair, an initiative of Art Africa magazine, is investing in this commodity with a programme including art, film, talks, workshops and music to produce a festival celebrating creativity and African heritage. http://www.expressoshow.com/
Paris is widely considered the hub of modern art. But when it comes to contemporary African art, experts say the city is lagging behind London and New York in recognizing the continent's contribution. Now, all that could change, after a spring devoted to African culture at one of the world's most prestigious art shows - the Art Paris Art Fair.
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