ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA Reading List

Seven Curators on the Books They’re Reading This Summer

July 27, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

African art books of 2020 as recommended by seven scholars.

The Collection of Sidney & Bernice Clyman

June 27, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Sotheby's New York will present the collection of Sidney & Bernice Clyman on 29 and 30 June. Alexander Grogan, Head of the Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, explains why this sale is "special" and "unprecedented".

"The question is not about location but ownership."

Okeke-Agulu on the Looting, Market, and Restitution of Igbo Alusi Figures

June 26, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Chika Okeke-Agulu, Professor of African and American Diaspora Art at Princeton University, is calling for the halt of the sale of two Igbo alusi figures in the upcoming Christie's sale. We speak to him to find out why.


Parcours des Mondes 2020

Interview with Fair Director, Pierre Moos

June 24, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, Parcours des Mondes is going ahead this year, much to the surprise of many. Have the organisers done enough to ensure visitor safety? You decide.

Collector Spotlight

Simi Launay, Portugal

May 28, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Find something that you connect with and love because then it becomes something that you want to learn about. It becomes a new passion. It's not just about art... There's so much more to it. It opens up this door of learning that you can't tire from."

African Child Figures Are (Usually) Not Dolls

May 22, 2020 By: Herbert M. Cole

They are often not "dolls." Collectors and dealers should know better than to perpetuate an inaccurate label for widely used, spiritually sanctioned 'child' figures that belong to hopeful African mothers. Let's get rid of an erroneous stereotype.