african art

contemporary art

Curating Africa Beyond the Clichés

A new exhibition seeks to bring contemporary African art to the fore—and there's not a tribal mask to be seen.
Patrick Marlborough
8.3.17
african art

Morocco’s Anti-Colonial "Moon King" Lives—Inside This Artist's Memory

Mounir Fatmi explores postcolonial memory through three artifacts from his childhood in 1970s Morocco
Alice McCool
6.19.17
body painting

Nike and Beyoncé Love This Nigerian Body Painting Artist

Laolu Senbanjo uses the body as a canvas for his bold and geometric painted patterns.
Anna Marks
3.14.17
conservation lab

What to Do When Priceless Art Meets Hungry Insects | Conservation Lab

Before entering the Menil Collection in Houston, an installation of wood and soil gets quarantined in an oven and a zero-oxygen chamber.
Noémie Jennifer
3.14.17
Art

South African Artist Breaks Cultural Barriers With Patterned Paintings

Esther Mahlangu creates special edition work in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Supported by (BELVEDERE) RED
11.9.16
Art

Artists Preserve Nelson Mandela's Legacy with 95 Unique Posters

From boxer to president, Mandela's life is celebrated through graphic design.
Jenny Hart
7.19.16
Art

What Do Ancient Artifacts and Contemporary Paintings Have in Common?

Ancient African sculptures collide with contemporary Western paintings at Peres Projects in Berlin.
Alyssa Buffestein
6.26.16
Art

25 Contemporary Artists Reimagine the African Mask

The exhibition 'Disguise: Masks and Global African Art' connects African masks to masquerade.
Antwaun Sargent
5.12.16
Art

Meta-Alert: The Armory Show 2016

The Armory Show is the definitive art business fair, but it might have become self-aware this year.
Beckett Mufson
3.9.16
Art

8 African Artists to Know at The Armory Show

From busted busts to circuit board infections, here are the artworks and artists worth knowing from The Armory Show's African contemporary art focus.
Beckett Mufson
3.3.16