Wanuri Kahui founded AFROBUBBLEGUM to empower an altogether more fun, fierce and frivolous view of Africa. Katie Palmer finds out what’s really important from the woman herself.
The DRC has been associated with war as long as we can remember. But its budding artists – and tourist attractions – are adding colour and life to the country’s sombre caricature. James Davidson investigates.
When just 0.05 per cent of the works shown at Art Basel or the Frieze Art Fair are of African origin, the African-centric 1:54 Art Fair has proved revolutionary in raising the profile of African art outside of the continent, and consequently, in bringing more tourism to Africa. But are region-specific shows excluding Africa from art’s central stage?
Britney-Spears-obsessed performance artist Jana ‘Babez’ Terblanche deviates from Africa’s historical, same-old narrative, instead moving towards an outrageous feminist statement that unites Africa and the world at large.
Art has linked arms with wine on the manicured estates of the Cape Winelands so that two of the greatest pleasures in life can be enjoyed side-by-side. Take a guided tour of the spellbinding collections to be found amongst the grapes.
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.
Today the 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens its doors to the public. As the biggest public art space to launch on the continent for more than a century, it looks set to change the contemporary art market as we know it.
From vegetable- dyed textiles and charmingly wonky ceramics to sleek lighting and avant-garde sculpture, Emma Love looks to Africa’s homegrown designers for her interior inspiration.
Singularly African; unashamedly buoyant; and delivering a sanguine shot of unaffected joy, designer Porky Hefer’s work has only just begun.
The work of Johannesburg-based activist artist Lady Skollie never errs on flippancy. Her pieces address rape culture, gender polarity and racial inequality.
Ghana’s creative scene is steadily growing, and an entrepreneurial spirit pulses through the country’s capital city, Accra.
Johannesburg-born artist Faith47 is not a Banksy nor a D*Face. Her art does not scream instant recognition.
A Cape Town blogger turned rising art star, Tony Gum is one of the world’s most exciting young creatives.
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.
For a glimpse into African culture through its art, the vibrant galleries and exhibition spaces in these African cities are the perfect start.
Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria, taking place until 21 November. Melissa Twigg investigates.
Take a journey through modern Africa with our on-site gallery of photographs Made In Africa.
Brendon and Suzette Bell‐Roberts, founders of both ART AFRICA and That Art Fair, tell us how the contemporary art scene is developing in Africa.