24 February 2020, While some fear foreign speculators will snap up major works cheaply, others look to the growing number of African collectors and their private museums by Naomi Rea.
20 January 2020, Headed by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and featuring a curatorial team including Aziza Harmel, Astrid Sokona Lepoultier, and Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh; as well as artistic advisors Akinbode Akinbiyi and Seydou Camara; and scenographer Cheick Diallo, the 12th Bamako Encounters is one of the largest to date. The artist list is equally expansive, with 85 artists and collectives who reflect a truly global and complex African experience and culture. Bamako-based Malian writer Ousmane Diarra comments on the particularities of this edition.
14 January 2020, A group exhibition at French art festival Les Vagamondes presents work by six photographers from Mali, Senegal, Mozambique and the Ivory Coast, and their exploration of identity, past and present by Marigold Warner.
18 December 2019, Fully organised and created by Africans, and featuring the continent’s finest contemporary artists, a touring exhibition is marking a bold new dawn by Joshua Surtees.