This week in African art and culture, London is abuzz with various contemporary African art exhibitions and events, including two exciting exhibitions at Gallery Rosenfeld and Unit Gallery, and at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, the modern and contemporary African art auction by Bonhams and Sotheby’s (which is not included in this round-up, as we are awaiting the auction report).
The past week in the African art and culture scene can be described as one of awe and recognition. The proliferation of a coming generation of practitioners in a multidisciplinary scope is an indication of the diverse forms of expression soon to be encountered in the contemporary art scene.
By Maleke Glee We are preparing ourselves for fall and its cooler weather, earlier nights and increased time indoors. Fall is the perfect time to pick up a few new books and outline reading goals for the new year.
This week in African art and culture, there are new spaces to explore art and new exhibitions to view new works by emerging artists in the contemporary art scene.
Five Photographers Awarded the 9th Edition of the Contemporary African Photography Prize The organisers of the International Prize for Contemporary African Photography which is awarded annually since 2012 to five photographers whose works were created on the African continent or engages with the African diaspora, have announced the winners of this year’s edition.
On Thursday, July 30, at 2 p.m. CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to the John Brown Watson Memorial Library at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he will discuss how libraries at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) shape leaders within their communities.
Above: Photo by Luis Fernando Six years ago, Kathie Klarreich, a former print, radio and broadcast journalist created the Exchange for Change prisoner writing program.
Join Hammonds House Digital for An Evening with jessica Care moore. She will read poetry from her new book, We Want Our Bodies Back, and engage in conversation with Hammonds House Executive Director Leatrice Ellzy Wright on Friday, May 29 at 7 pm.
Above: Nyaba L. Ouedraogo La Vie [The Life] From the series The Phantoms of the Congo River, 2011 Inkjet print. Courtesy of Nyaba L.
Above: Work By Emory Douglas To celebrate Mother’s Day, Lesley-Ann Brown submitted an excerpt from her book Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son.