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A Sotheby’s Show Brings African Contemporary Art to Israel

Barrons 27 Jan 2023
The collection was assembled in recent years by two Israeli brothers who were drawn to African contemporary art during business trips to Africa ... Collectors flock to fairs such as the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which features works by artists from Africa and the diaspora at events in London, Paris, and New York.

Reliving the Local Arts Scene’s Landmark Moments in 2022

This Day 25 Dec 2022
... NXT.Art Fair organised by AfricaNXT, a Pan-African platform ... Tokini Peterside Schwebig, the founder and Creative Director of Art X Lagos also announced her pregnancy to the ART X family during the opening while also clamouring for a bigger venue for West Africa’s Premier Art fair.

Curiosity sparks growing demand for African art in the UAE

Arab News 18 Dec 2022
“It seems there’s a lot of curiosity about art from Africa ... At the recent Abu Dhabi Art fair, there were several first-time participants from the African continent, signaling a growing appetite for art from Africa in the UAE ... Efie Gallery, founded by Ghanaian family Valentina, Kwame and Kobi Mintah, is a more-permanent fixture in the UAE art scene.

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Santa Barbara News-Press 14 Dec 2022
2KG African Imports offers baskets, bowls and home décor from Zimbabwe, South Africa, ... 2KG African Imports will be showcasing extraordinary upcycled telephone wire baskets and bowls and other home décor featuring fair trade art from Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Kenya from 10 a.m.

Dafe Oboro, Belinda Win Access Art X Award $10,000 Grant Each

This Day 03 Dec 2022
According to the Founder and CEO of ART X, Tokini Peterside-Schwebig, “it is a delight to present this prized opportunity to these two exceptional artists – Dafe and Belinda – who are unique in their perspectives but are united in their ambition to shift narratives about Africa and its global Diaspora.”.

ARTSPLIT to hold auction of works by Ghanaian artists Isshaq Ismail, Kofi Agorsor and Ablade Glover

Joy Online 03 Dec 2022
The auction follows the successful inaugural Modern and Contemporary African Arts (MOCONA) auction which took place in July 2022, and a recent November auction which coincided with Africa’s premier contemporary art fair, ART X Lagos where works by some of the continent’s most celebrated artists including Yusuf Grillo and George Pemba were sold.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair turns 10 in 2023

Mail Guardian South Africa 30 Nov 2022
The Investec Cape Town Art Fair will be celebrating its 10th ... “It is important to not lose the art in an art fair,” Nwagbogu says ... Known for being the biggest contemporary art fair in Africa, this event is set to take place at the Cape Town Convention Centre from 17 to 19 February.

Dafe Oboro, Belinda Win Access Art X Award, $10,000 Grant Each

This Day 29 Nov 2022
“We aspire over time to build a core group of artists for Nigeria, Africa and the Diaspora, with the potential to become truly transformational, not just within the arts ecosystem, but within our broader communities at a social, national, continental and global level.

UAE Africa Connect engages with artists, galleries at Abu Dhabi Art

Gulf News 26 Nov 2022
UAE Africa Connect has participated in the Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2022 at Manarat Saadiyat. Launched in October by The Diplomacy Lab, the UAE Africa Connect initiative at Abu Dhabi Art initiative engaged with artists and galleries participating in the art fair who come from or represent Africa.

UAE Africa Connect Engages With Artists And Galleries At Abu Dhabi Art

MENA FN 26 Nov 2022
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 25th November, 2022 (WAM) – UAE Africa Connect has participated in the Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2022 at Manarat Saadiyat. Launched in October by The ... .

Nigerian Taofeek Baderu Emerges 2022 ABSA L’Atelier Winner 

This Day 19 Nov 2022
The ABSA L’Atelier art competition is one of the prestigious art competitions in Africa, hosted annually by ABSA in collaboration with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) ... and also a part of the First and Second Ibadan Art Fair (2018 and 2019).”.


This Day 11 Nov 2022
Known as Art X Lagos, the fair was launched as a dynamic platform to showcase and support the breadth of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora ... She also gushes over the rapid growth of the fair and the richness of African and Nigerian contemporary arts ... African art sector.

In Festive Ambience of Art X Lagos, Yinka Shonibare Anchors His Legacy

This Day 06 Nov 2022
Foundation initiative, whose official launch coincides with the West Africa’s leading commercial art fair Art X Lagos ... This, after all, is where one of the winners of the Access Art X Prize 2022/3—a winner from Africa or its Diaspora—will complete a residency programme.

The Middle Eastern presence at Paris Art Week was extensive

Middle East Monitor 31 Oct 2022
... Basel, which was accompanied by several smaller but significant fairs, such as ASIA NOW and the AKKA Art fair, dedicated to Africa.

ART X Lagos to showcase ability of contemporary art to inspire, empower

Business Day Online 31 Oct 2022
ART X Lagos, one of the leading international art fairs in West Africa, returns for its ...

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