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Zimbabwean Artist Tawanda Takura Wins 2024 Cassirer Welz Award

Zimbabwean Artist Tawanda Takura Wins 2024 Cassirer Welz Award

Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, in collaboration with Strauss & Co. Education and Fine Art Auctioneers, proudly announces Charles Mukucha Tawanda Takura from Zimbabwe as the winner of the 13th Cassirer Welz Award. Established in 2011 by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer to honor her husband Reinhold Cassirer’s passion for the arts, this award has become a […]

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Museum of West African Art (MOWAA) to Open 15-Acre Campus in November with MOWAA Institute Building Designed by Adjaye Associates

View of the MOWAA Institute. Courtesy of Museum of West African Art

The Museum of West African Art (MOWAA) today announced that the MOWAA Institute, the first facility on MOWAA’s 15-acre Campus, will open on November 4, 2024. Located in the historic heart of Benin City, the MOWAA Campus will host visitors from across the region at its array of complementary facilities and public spaces for display,

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Gallery 1957 Opens Applications for the Fourth Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize

The Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize Jury

Gallery 1957 is delighted to announce the launch of the fourth edition of The Yaa Asantewaa Art Prize. This prestigious award, named after the illustrious Ghanaian Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa, continues to champion and celebrate the contributions of Ghanaian women artists both in Ghana and across the diaspora. The prize underscores Gallery 1957’s commitment to

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Lebohang Kganye Wins 2024 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

Lebohang Kganye, Mohlokomedi wa Tora, Scene 2, 2018. Photo: Lebohang Kganye/Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.

South African multimedia artist Lebohang Kganye has been awarded the 2024 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for her 2023 exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam, “Haufi nyana? I’ve come to take you home” (Too Close? I’ve come to take you home). The exhibit explores themes of home, belonging, heritage, and identity through life-size cutouts of the

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Ghanaian Toddler Becomes World’s Youngest Male Artist at Just 1 Year and 152 Days

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In a remarkable achievement, Ace-Liam Nana Sam Ankrah from Ghana has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s youngest male artist at the tender age of 1 year and 152 days. The young prodigy’s journey into the art world began serendipitously when his mother, Chantelle Kukua Eghan, an artist herself, noticed his keen

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Weaam El Masry Receives Public Vote Prize at NSAAP 2024 for “Fragments”

Weaam El Masry, Fragments

Egyptian visual artist Weaam El Masry has been awarded the Public Vote Prize of The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize (NSAAP) 2024 for her poignant work, “Fragments”. The piece, which resonates with personal memories and the concealed aspects of her femininity and vulnerable inner child, garnered the highest number of votes both online and in-person

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Photographic Legacy Project in Cape Town Receives Prestigious Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant

Zulu Women, Kwa-Zulu Natal, circa 1930. Glass plate negatives, 4 x 5 inches. Duggan-Cronin Collection, McGregor Museum, Kimberley, South Africa. © Duggan-Cronin Museum

In a significant acknowledgement of its efforts in preserving Africa’s rich photographic heritage, the Photographic Legacy Project (PLP) based in Cape Town has been announced as a recipient of the Bank of America Art Conservation Project 2024 grant. This grant will enable the PLP to collaborate with the McGregor Museum in Kimberley to conserve and

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Esther Mahlangu Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for Iconic BMW Collaborations

BMW Group South Africa presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Esther Mahlangu at South African Creative Arts Awards.

Esther Mahlangu, the revered South African artist renowned for her fusion of traditional Ndebele painting with modern automotive design, has been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by BMW Group South Africa. The accolade was bestowed upon her at the inaugural South African Creative Arts Awards (SACA) held at the Sandton Convention Centre on

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