iDesign Art – Affordable Art Fair

30th March 2021 BY Ivor Moyo

After a tough year navigating the coronavirus pandemic, the iDESIGN Art affordable art fair is back with the 7th edition. This event will take place at the Nimbus Art Centre from the 26th of March to the 11th of April, 2021, at a location that has grown to become the central focus for art andcreativity in Lagos. The modern art…

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France to Fund Training Program in Morocco for African Museum Curators

11th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

After returning 25,000 rare artifacts looted from Morocco during the colonial era, France will give Morocco’s National Museum Foundation €300,000 to fund a pan-African skills boosting program for African museum curators and directors. Morocco’s National Museum Foundation (FNM) and France’s Development Agency (AFD) signed on a €300,000 grant agreement to fund a pan-African training program for people in the field…

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CheckoutAfrica : SOMA – Rudeboi Video Premiere

18th September 2020 BY Zinitha

Known for his artistic presentation for his music and unique collaborations Shumba Maasai is an up and coming independent artist who is making waves in the creative scene. I have watched him perform live and he has always provided an experience whether  he performs live, or listening to his songs or watching visuals. As an African he has exposed our…

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“Pigments”, a series exploring the art of bodypainting in Africa.

9th March 2020 BY checkoutafrica

“Bodypainting has been one of the earliest and most common forms of cultural and artistic expressions, regardless of  whether it is done for religious, social or simply aesthetic reasons.  In Africa especially, bodypainting has historically had a significant place in many societies, often to signify one’s social status or belonging to a religious group. In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, the Surma…

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Benin: A Journey into the Heart of Black Africa with Koffi Koko (2018, Dec 29-2019, Jan 12)

21st September 2018 BY aroni.calles

Benin Sacred Dances, medicine for 21st century’ Souls Ouidah Beach Koffi Koko invites us to meet his country, the former Dahomey. This experience wants to share Dance beside that expose Koffi’s point of view on Africa. Koffi Koko is known as one of the pioneers and most prominent representatives of Modern African Dance. The animistic ritual Nago and Yoruba dances learned…

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To Hell and Back with Simba Chakauya

12th July 2018 BY Rutendo Chabikwa

Is there such a thing as a common “human experience”? From the biology of our bodies, to our communities’ social structures, to our minds philosophical ideologies, and even the metaphysical stirs of our spirts – all these constitute the human experience. While we encounter these differently, the question whether or not there is something relatable to each one of us…

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The Adventure of Art & African Literature

9th June 2018 BY Uvie Giwewhegbe

The splendor of Art is the variety and the perception that emanates from it, giving room for freedom and expressions beyond explanation and this encounter with Art was a recent experience in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria where a group of four women provided a platform for Art to be expressed and criticized. Custodians of African Literature (COAL)  is an initiative…

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The Chapungu sculptures, world’s finest.

5th April 2018 BY Nathan Africa

From the moment you lay your eyes on them, it is as if a different world opens. A rich world forever narrated in stone that is. For one it is reminiscent of the famous Picasso’s iconic abstract portraiture paintings, whose work was undoubtedly somewhat African inspired. Chapungu sculptures are a minimalist’s blissful dreams. Sitting in the mineral and archaeological rich-land…

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Diaspora Art: Getting Lost In Kaylan’s Island

12th December 2017 BY Nathan Africa

  With the internet being important for how today’s world functions. Social media has thus become an oasis for artistic expressionists. Kaylan is part of the new generation of African diaspora artists uniting digital technology with artistic expression. LOST IN THE ISLAND is the title the Canadian artist goes by with her art Instagram account, which looks like an online…

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