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Must-See African Artists at Art Basel and the Galleries Showcasing Them

Goodman Gallery’s presentation at Art Basel 2024

Art Basel, the world’s most prestigious art fair, annually converges the global art community in Basel, Switzerland. This grand event is a nexus for contemporary art, drawing collectors, artists, and galleries from all corners of the world. The 2024 edition of Art Basel, running from June 13 to June 16, continues this tradition with a […]

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The 12 African Pavilions at the 60th Venice Biennale

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The 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, slated from April 20 to November 24, 2024, curated by Adriano Pedrosa under the theme “Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere,” promises a global celebration of artistic diversity and innovation. Amidst this grandeur, the African continent asserts its presence with twelve pavilions showcasing the rich tapestry

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Exploring the Timeless Wonder of Dorze Huts: Architectural Marvels of Southern Ethiopia

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Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Rift Valley Mountains in Southern Ethiopia lies a testament to human ingenuity and cultural heritage – the Dorze Huts. These towering structures, reaching heights of over 12 meters, stand as architectural marvels crafted by the Dorze people, reflecting centuries of tradition, resilience, and harmonious coexistence with nature. Craftsmanship

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Unraveling the Rich Tapestry of Kente: A Journey through Its Origins, Fashion, Patterns, and Symbolism

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Origins of Kente: The vibrant tapestry of Kente finds its epicenter in the quaint village of Bonwire, Ghana, where legends intertwine with history to shape the origins of this revered craft. According to Asante mythology, the cunning Ananse the Spider, renowned for his skill and guile, wove a web of unparalleled intricacy in the jungle.

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A Comprehensive Look at the Pavilions Showcasing Participants with African Roots at the 60th Venice Biennale

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The 60th Venice Biennale, slated to run from April 20 to November 24, 2024, is poised to be a dynamic celebration of art, culture, and diversity. Under the theme “Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere,” curator Adriano Pedrosa has curated a lineup of pavilions announcing participants with roots in Africa, promising a rich tapestry of narratives

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Akuaba Figures: The Enigmatic Icons of Fertility, Beauty, and TimelessTradition

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Akua’ba dolls, also referred to as Akwaba or Akuba, are far more than wooden figurines; they are vessels of profound symbolism, steeped in a rich history and enduring cultural legacy. Originating in Southern Ghana and neighboring regions, these dolls hold the secrets of the Akan people’s fertility rituals and their deep-rooted ancestral connections. In this

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The Rise of the African Art Market: Exploring Growth and Potential

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The African art market has been steadily growing in recent years, with increasing recognition and appreciation of contemporary African art both domestically and internationally. Reports suggest that the African art market is now worth over $1 billion, with an estimated 10% annual growth rate. In this blog post, we will explore the factors driving the

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