BRAFA

Tour & Taxis: Brussels, Belgium

January 23, 2022 - January 30, 2022 Fair January 23, 2022 January 30, 2022 Europe/London BRAFA Tour & Taxis: Brussels, Belgium

Brafa is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. Here, all art works on show are for sale and quality and authenticity are two of the key requirements exhibitors face. Brafa is an eclectic fair which encompasses a variety of specialities, from antiquity to the 21st century, including archaeology, Oceanic art, African art...


Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street: Cape Town, South Africa

February 18, 2022 - February 20, 2022 Fair February 18, 2022 February 20, 2022 Europe/London Investec Cape Town Art Fair Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street: Cape Town, South Africa

Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent and beyond. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.


Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue: Washington, D.C., United States

April 11, 2020 - February 27, 2022 Exhibition April 11, 2020 February 27, 2022 Europe/London Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue: Washington, D.C., United States

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa is the first major exhibition addressing the scope of Saharan trade and the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from the eighth to sixteenth centuries. Weaving stories about interconnected histories, the exhibition showcases the objects and ideas that connected at the crossroads of the medieval Sahara and celebrates West Africa’s historic and under-recognised global significance. Presenting more than 250 artworks spanning five centuries and a vast geographic expanse, the exhibition features unprecedented loans from partner institutions in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria, many of which will be seen in North America for the first time.


Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks

685 Mission St, CA 94105: San Francisco, United States

October 20, 2021 - February 27, 2022 Exhibition October 20, 2021 February 27, 2022 Europe/London Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks 685 Mission St, CA 94105: San Francisco, United States

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks, is the premier museum solo exhibition for Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo. The show is a presentation of over 20 works created between 2018-2021. Soul of Black Folks is a timely exploration into the varying strategies that Boafo employs within his practice to capture the essence of the Black figure. Variables such as COVID-19, the constant resistance against systemic oppression, and the commodification of Black bodies in the media are some of the issues that heighten this exhibition’s urgency. These concerns invite the questions – where can Black people find a respite from society’s ills? Furthermore, how can Boafo’s work inspire and teach us about Black life and humanity?


Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun

685 Mission St, CA 94105: San Francisco, United States

October 20, 2021 - February 27, 2022 Exhibition October 20, 2021 February 27, 2022 Europe/London Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun 685 Mission St, CA 94105: San Francisco, United States

Thread for a Web Begun, Malawi-born, Johannesburg-based artist, Billie Zangewa’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition will include examples of the artist’s work from the past 15 years, as well as new pieces made specifically for the show. The exhibition comes at an important time for Zangewa, whose career has developed primarily in Europe and South Africa. This exhibition will bring her work to entirely new audiences across the United States.


Samuel Fosso

The European House of Photography, 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004: Paris, France

October 11, 2021 - March 13, 2022 Exhibition October 11, 2021 March 13, 2022 Europe/London Samuel Fosso The European House of Photography, 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004: Paris, France

The MEP presents the first major retrospective dedicated to the Franco-Cameroonian photographer Samuel Fosso. This major exhibition, which spans 50 years of career, looks back on a work that today occupies a central place on the international artistic scene. Emblematic series, more confidential works and unpublished youth photographs complement each other to retrace a journey that oscillates between intimate introspection and collective narratives.