Kiluanji Kia Henda
15
Nov
2017
THE ANGOLAN ARTIST CELEBRATING CHAMPIONS OF CULTURE AND CHANGE

The evocative approach of multimedia-talented Angolan artist, Kiluanji Kia Henda, may well be the key to the moving Africa’s image away from the colonial and towards the contemporary: it’s all about spreading word of the past without letting it cloud the now.

© Yinka Shonibare MBE
11
Oct
2017
ARE FAUX-AUTHENTICITY AND AN OUTDATED NOTION OF AFRICANNESS ENDANGERING THE CONTINENT’S NEW AESTHETIC?

Do old notions of ‘Africanness’ and ‘African authenticity’ do justice to the contemporary art forms brewing throughout the Motherland today? Discover the African artists who are challenging the status-quo.

© Musa N. Nxumalo
02
Oct
2017
HOW EMBRACING YOUTH CULTURE CAN OVERCOME UNWARRANTED STEREOTYPES

Musa Nxumalo’s photography is raw and beautiful and free from geographical boundaries. But how are we to move beyond stereotypes and vilification if forward-thinking voices in his own country continue to resist the potency of youth culture?

Larry Achiampong Pan African Flag for the Relic Travellers' Alliance
14
Aug
2017
LARRY ACHIAMPONG’S VISION FOR A NEW PAN AFRICAN IDENTITY

In order to embrace a new positive identity for Africa and its diaspora, it’s important not to sweep difficult conversations under the carpet. Multidisciplinary artist Larry Achiampong shows us all how conversation can promote worthwhile change.

Fabrice Monteiro
18
Jul
2017
FUTURE SHOCK: FABRICE MONTEIRO’S PROPHETIC SPIRITS WARN OF KEEPING COMPLACENT

Belgian-Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro’s The Prophecy is an ongoing body of work giving key environmental issues the repulsive makeover they deserve.

08
Jun
2017
GET SWALLOWED UP BY THE DESIGNS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S PORKY HEFER

Singularly African; unashamedly buoyant; and delivering a sanguine shot of unaffected joy, designer Porky Hefer’s work has only just begun.

12
May
2017
JOHANNESBURG ARTIST LADY SKOLLIE USES HUMOUR AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

The work of Johannesburg-based activist artist Lady Skollie never errs on flippancy. Her pieces address rape culture, gender polarity and racial inequality.

Sarah Waiswa
13
Apr
2017
INFLUENCING HER OWN UNIQUE PATH: NAIROBI PHOTOGRAPHER SARAH WAISWA

Ugandan-born Sarah Waiswa fled Idi Amin’s brutal regime to make Kenya home; then fled a corporate career to follow her dream of becoming a photographer. James Davidson reflects on why this inspiring young talent makes being an ‘influencer’ something to be proud of.

Mabeo x Patricia Urquiola: Sefefo
16
Mar
2017
MAKING AFRICA: PETER MABEO

Peter Mabeo is the founder of a design brand that harnesses internationally-revered design talent and places it alongside their own homegrown design team.

Danielle Clough
19
Jan
2017
INTERNET SENSATION DANIELLE CLOUGH IS MAKING A RACKET ABOUT CAPE TOWN CREATIVITY

Cape Town creative Danielle Clough encapsulates both the pre- and post-viral world. The craft that she has become known for is as timeless as can be.