An interest in contemporary African art has been on the incline for the last 10 years or so but never has it experienced such dynamic momentum as is currently underway.
Last year saw the first edition of ART X Lagos, a new art fair designed to greater connect Nigeria to the contemporary art scene both internationally and across Africa. Biennales like those in Casablanca, Marrakech, Dakar, Kampala, and Bamako are gaining more recognition. For the first time ever, Nigeria had its own pavilion at this year's 57th Venice Biennale, represented by Victor Ehikhamenor, Peju Alatise and Qudus Onikeku. Sotheby’s held their first-ever Modern and Contemporary African Art sale where Ghanaian artist El Anatsui’s “Earth Discovering More Roots” sculpture sold for £728,750, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is currently hosting an exhibition of African Art including works from the collection of Jean Pigozzi, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is launching in Marrakech next year, Burkina Faso’s Francis Kere is the first African architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Hyde Park, and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), which calls itself “the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art”, has just opened in Cape Town. Never has there been a better time to explore African art on the continent itself.
We have designed a one-of-a-kind itinerary for travellers who have a specific interest in contemporary African art, either from a buyer’s perspective, or just as enthusiasts. Covering Lagos, Accra, Johannesburg & Cape Town – with options to combine wildlife safari in South Africa, Zimbabwe, or East Africa at the tail end of the trip – join us as we uncover the most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and diaspora
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