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Frans Thoka

Frans Moshimanyana Thoka was born in 1997 in Polokwane, Limpopo province, South Africa. After his birth, his family relocated to…

The battle to get Europe to return thousands of Africa’s stolen artifacts is getting complicated

“Up to 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s material cultural legacy is outside of the continent, according to the French government-commissioned 2018…

Nigeria: First privately-funded University museum

In order to stimulate art education in Africa, a Yoruba prince of Ake, Yemis Shyllon has donated more than 1,000…

Readers from 33 countries

Today our readers come from 33 countries Canada, USA, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Morocco, Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo,…

African art rising in popularity

“The value of African art has risen 200 per cent over the last four years. Art auctioneers and valuers Bonhams are…

Contemporary Art From Africa Is Seizing Global Attention. Here’s Your Guide to Six Emergent Art Markets Making It Happen

Africa’s “local collector base is growing steadily—Sotheby’s fourth dedicated auction of Modern and contemporary African art in April was dominated by…

The rising popularity of African art has led to a growing market for forgeries

“Now African art is becoming a larger and larger target. Fakes are flooding the South African market and while a…

George Soros’s Open Society foundation pledges $15m to help Africa recover looted heritage

“The Open Society Foundations has pledged $15 million over four years to initiatives aimed at repatriating looted cultural objects to…

News from Africa

East Africa: the frequency with which women are used in suicide attacks has increased. In Nigeria, the  re-use of used…

Belgium: “Tornado” by Pascale Marthine Tayou

Mu.ZEE of the Belgian coastal city Oostende, is presenting “Tornado”, a solo exhibition of Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou. https://www.muzee.be/en/muzee/t210452/tornado-pascale-marthine-tayou…

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