This summer, the College of Visual Arts and Design Galleries presents the first-ever solo show of Kongo Astronauts, an artist collective based in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The exhibition, titled "Congo Gravitational Waves // A Metadigital & Tantalean Tale," will be open from June 14 through Sept. 3 in the CVAD Gallery, UNT Art Building. The selected works highlight what the artists describe as “inter-zones of digital globalization, where past, present and future collide with the politics of privacy and the realities of urban and rural life.”
For more than twenty years, Parcours des Mondes is the most important art fair worldwide, dedicated to Non-Western and Asian cultures and Archeology. The fair gathers each year at the beginning of September, around forty galleries, specialised in artworks from Africa, Asia, Oceania, America and Archeology at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the centre of Paris.
Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors. Prominent international galleries from major cities across Europe, North America and Asia come together to offer an exceptional panorama of the most coveted and iconic works available on the market today. PAD is a place to discover and acquire pieces of museum quality with a distinct history. PAD cultivates eclecticism, authenticity and connoisseurship with passion and flair.
Sotheby’s is pleased to present the October 2022 auction of Modern & Contemporary African Art in London. The auction will feature a specially curated collection of paintings, photographs, drawings and sculpture from across the African continent. Highlights include works by highly sought-after artists including El Anatsui, Ben Enwonwu, Hassan El Glaoui, Mohamed Melehi, Cheri Samba and Gerard Sekoto, as well as trailblazing artists presently working on the continent, such as; Olamilekan Abatan, Isshaq Ismail, and Oluwole Omofemi, Tafadzwa Adolf Tega and Nedia Were.
1-54 is the first leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Founding by Touria El Glaoui, the fair holds annual editions in London since 2013, New York since 2015 and Marrakech since 2018. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.
The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents Particular Histories: Provenance Research in African Arts—an exhibition of early 20th-century African objects and accompanying archival materials that came to the Fowler in 1965 from the collection of Sir Henry Wellcome (1853–1936). Five case studies—spotlighting a Nigerian helmet mask, a brass figure group by a Dahomey court artist, a carved wooden throne from Cameroon, a series of gold weights from West Africa, and a carved wooden house post from Nigeria—are presented alongside Wellcome Collection archives. Each grouping takes visitors through the process of tracing the history of these works, a journey that reflects their changing cultural contexts, and sheds light on shifting perceptions of their value.