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Monday, April 28th, 2014

Pax Kaffraria: An Interview with Artist Meleko Mokgosi

What is most pleasing about Meleko Mokgosi’s work is also what many find elusive in contemporary artwork, the combination of both technical mastery and thought provoking concept. Even as I look at his works as images on a screen, removed from the objects themselves, the rich colors, skillful draftsmanship, and inventive use of space are

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Discovery Channel’s Africa

The Discovery Channel and the BBC have joined forces to produce a new seven part series entitled, Africa. The series is four years in the making and brings together stunning footage of the landscapes and animals within...

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Guinean-Swiss photographer Namsa Leuba “merging” aesthetic traditions

Namsa Leuba is a Guinean-Swiss photographer who is occupied with merging two aesthetic traditions in her artwork. Leuba’s photographs for NY Magazine’s recent (and annual) “Fashion Issue” (also featured on the magazine’s new fashion blog The Cut), are...

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Summer List: Exhibitions and Readings

Some ongoing exhibitions of interest: Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African Art with African Cosmos: Stella Arts until December 9 This exhibition traces the development of “cultural astronomy” in Africa’s various regions, focusing on Mali, in the...

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Tunisian Art Riots and the Play of the Serious

The long running art show, Printemps des Arts, held in La Marsa, a wealthier suburb of Tunisia, was the site of riots and attacks against art that incited the religious rancor among Salafi fundamentalists. On June 10,...

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