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In praise of African art: How Shona sculpting emerged

Mail Guardian South Africa 04 Jun 2021
... Rhodesia, when it could have been held in a dozen other recently independent African countries; Nigeria, for one, had expressed interest in hosting the conference (In 1977, it eventually hosted the Festival of Arts and Culture (Festac); the first was in Dakar, Senegal, in 1966).

Josef and Anni Albers Foundation to unveil new maternity and paediatric hospital in Senegal

The Art Newspaper 04 May 2021
“We quickly got a new incubator from Dakar, but then I thought, ‘Why is this necessary in our world with all this privilege? I’m in the art world, a world where people are worrying about which gallery is representing Jeff Koons for however many millions of dollars of art. Why is it necessary to have this pathetic hospital?’” ... Iwan Baan ... .

Paris: PIASA live auction May 19 2021

The Patriotic Vanguard 03 May 2021
Beyond the presence of these two artists, the sale is marked by the inclusion of artists from North to South and from East to West, from the School of Dakar in Senegal to the historic Hangar Studio in Congo, bringing together an overview of nearly a century of African Art.

How Senegalese artist Omar Ba tackles politics and the pandemic with paint

The National 27 Mar 2021
In his studio outside of the Senegalese capital Dakar, the artist is creating new works that deal with the recent protests and the Covid-19 pandemic ... Born in Senegal in 1977, he studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Dakar and later at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Geneva.

Why African voices are crucial to the debate over the return of colonial loot

The Art Newspaper 26 Mar 2021
In an interview, Isabel von Klitzing, a trained lawyer and provenance researcher specialised in Nazi-looted art, discusses the research and restitution of colonial-era African artefacts with the Dakar-based art historian El Hadji Malick Ndiaye, a scholar at the Institut ...

NCAC DG extols Amadou Mahtar Mbow on centenary celebration

The Point 22 Mar 2021
As the world celebrated the first African to be appointed director general of UNESCO in 1974 on his centenary birthday celebration, the Director General (DG) of the Gambia National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has used the occasion, too, to rejoice and panegyrise Amadou Mahtar Mbow on this notable day.

Textures: KSU’s admirable record of thought-provoking art

Record-Courier 28 Feb 2021
Underwood provides a lot of positive energy in Kent State University’s terrific School of Art ... It featured the work of a Moroccan-French artist, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, whom Underwood came to know when he was participating in a Biennial Art Festival in Dakar, Senegal in 2014 ... the history and art of Black hair,” which opens Sept.

How artists in coronavirus-hit Middle East found strength in solidarity 

Arab News 16 Jan 2021
Art is cross-cultural in form, function and meaning ... The art world in recent decades revolved around an international circuit of exhibitions, art fairs, biennials and performances. Artists, curators, collectors, gallerists and art lovers crisscrossed the globe to congregate at events as far apart as Dakar and Mexico City ... * Arts and crafts.

S�n�gal: Khoudia Diagne, premi�re femme directrice des ARTs, la volont� de f�d�rer aux affaires

All Africa 06 Jan 2021
Dakar -- La nouvelle directrice des arts, Khoudia Diagne, premi�re femme ...

S�n�gal: Une exposition exhume le patrimoine technique et audiovisuel de la RTS

All Africa 30 Dec 2020
Dakar -- La Radiodiffusion t�l�vision s�n�galaise (RTS) a ...

Un ancien fonctionnaire consacre un livre au peintre Pape Ibra Tall

All Africa 16 Dec 2020
Dakar -- Le pr�sident, fondateur de l'Acad�mie ...

Le photographe Fadioul Niang, laur�at de la premi�re �dition du "Prix ART et Humanit�"

All Africa 05 Dec 2020
Dakar -- Le photographe Fadioul Hyacinthe Niang a remport� le premier ...

'Restitution is important but it is not essential': the African museums building a homegrown cultural revival

The Art Newspaper 27 Nov 2020
But key African museums, art centres and cultural leaders are not holding their breath for permanent returns to the continent ... Were all European museums with looted African artefacts to return them at once, the objects would not necessarily end up in glass cases to be admired by visitors in art capitals such as Dakar, Accra or Lomé.

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