CELEBRATING THE CONTEMPORARY

Collectors are transitioning from classic to contemporary.
Join us as we explore why through stories and interviews.


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Artist Spotlight

Hank Willis Thomas, United States

Hank Willis Thomas’ ‘The Beautiful Game’ explores the intersection of art, sports, geopolitics, and modernism’s debt to traditional African art. We spoke with Hank to learn more.


Collector Spotlight

Mamadou-Abou & Catherine Sarr, United States

"When we eventually had the means, we were so eager to make the connection between our upbringing and an art collection, especially photography. From that first piece in Gabon, to where we are today, I’d say that we have a very eclectic collection from artists from around the world yet with a focus on photography from the African Diaspora."


Maternity

Exploring Motherhood in African Arts

Mother and child imagery is prevalent on the African continent. Maternity images are used by everyone, from commoners to diviners, priests to kings—varied objects used in everyday and ritual life. Learn more about portrayals of mothers and their children in this preview of 'Maternity: Mothers and Children in the Arts of Africa'.


Collector Spotlight

Montague Hermann, United States

“While most were milling around traditional pieces [at the Dakar Biennale] I thought, there’s really cool stuff over here, there’s a conversation to be had about contemporary African art.”


Artist Spotlight

Dimitri Fagbohoun, France

Born in Benin, growing up in Cameroon, and now working between Paris, Brussels and Cotonou, Dimitri Fagbohoun's work questions what it is to be 'African'. Fagbohoun reflects on his background and history, straddling geographical and artistic boundaries. Learn how Dimitri interprets classic works of African art.