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'The Great Divide' by Jihan El-Tahri

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"How did the fracture between the North and South of the continent become so anchored in our collective consciousness," asks writer, producer and documentary filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri in her Critical Positioning Piece for the latest March issue of ART AFRICA, 'Looking further North.'

"The Medium is the Message:' ART AFRICA In Conversation with Emo de Medeiros

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Emo de Medeiros is the Invited Artist at this year’s edition of THAT ART FAIR. The Beninese/French artist has shown his work across the globe (including the Marrakech Biennale and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris), and was recently selected for Dak’Art 2016. His participation at THAT ART FAIR marks his debut in the ‘Southern’ market. In the following interview, the ‘hypermedia’ artist speaks to ART AFRICA about his practice as well as the pioneering concepts that inform it. The artist also delves into the renewal of traditional platforms and the evolution of the role of the artist.

La grande ligne de séparation

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'The Great Divide' by Jihan El-Tahir is the opening positioning piece of the March issue of ART AFRICA, titled 'Looking Further North.' IFAS translated El-Tahri's article from English to French for our Francophone readers. 

THAT ART FAIR partners with Videobrasil!

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Building on the partnership between Associação Cultural Videobrasil and ART AFRICA magazine, THAT ART FAIR is excited to extend this relationship with THAT FILM FOCUS, a week-long film festival held in collaboration with shnit International ShortFilmFestivalSunshine Cinema and Associação Cultural Videobrasil. The curated programme will showcase a broad spectrum of outstanding cinematic production from across the Global South, with a selection of feature length films and an evening dedicated to short films.

'The Double Layer of Mediation:' Online Exhibitions and Technology in Curation

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Dr. Julie Taylor, the founder and director of the online art platform Guns & Rain, writes about the rise of the Internet and of new, rapidly-evolving web technologies that have had profound consequences for all aspects of society and economy, in particular for the flow of information. This article explores some of the implications of the Internet for exhibition and curatorial practices.

THAT ART FAIR 2016: Participating Galleries & Artists Announced!

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We have had an overwhelming response to the call for applications for THAT ART FAIR 2016, receiving over 165 applications from artists and galleries from 21 countries, including Ghana; Mali; Senegal; Brazil; Ethiopia; Egypt; Cote d'Ivoire; Kenya; South Africa; Namibia; Angola; Mauritius and as far afield as Canada, Germany and Dubai! Have a look at the full list of confirmed participants for this year's fair – now only four weeks away!

ART AFRICA pays tribute to Stephan Welz and Jeremy Rose

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The South African art world mourns the sudden and untimely passing of two great minds and well respected professionals. In December 2015, we lost both the esteemed auctioneer Stephan Welz and acclaimed architect Jeremy Rose. Find out more about their significant contribution to the art world here.

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