African Art

Homewood-Flossmoor grad leading prosecution in Manafort trial one of many high achieving alumni

If the south suburbs seem a long way from the federal courthouse of Alexandria, Va., consider that other Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduates have gone on to make their mark in South Sudan and the Czech Republic.<p>Like them, before Uzodinma (Uzo) Asonye became a powerhouse attorney and lead …

High School

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

The Swahili Coast, where Africa and the Indian Ocean intersect, has been a vibrant arena of global cultural convergence for more than a millennium. …

Indian Ocean

South African splendour: Key works from Gerard Sekoto's time in South Africa lead at Bonhams

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> Widely recognised as a pioneer for black South African modern art, Gerard Sekoto, (1913-1993) leads Bonhams South African Sale. The top two …

Art

Should London museums give back their disputed objects?

<i>London’s museums are full of artefacts that were acquired in controversial ways. Now, there’s talk of sending them back where we got them from – but</i> …

British Museum

Meet the Cape Town graffiti artists helping transform their township

<b>In a Cape Town district almost untouched by tourism, graffiti culture is helping a new generation find their voice, and travelers are beginning to</b> …

Cape Town

"Whatever it is you do today as a young person, make sure it has some form of online presence,” Kayode Adebayo, founder of African Music Festival and Cultural Expo (AMFEST Expo), stated at the event.

Onelife Initiative for Human Development, a youth-led and youth-focused non-governmental organisation, believes that youths in Nigeria deserve to …

Citizen Journalism

Hustle is as important as technique to cash in on Africa’s art boom

Nairobi<p>East of Nairobi, Buruburu is a neighborhood of cul-de-sacs that the city’s public servants and middle-income professionals call home. It’s the kind of pragmatic neighborhood where telling your parents you plan to become an artist is a risk. It’s an even bigger gamble coming from outside of …

Art

Feature: Chinese art performance amazes Tunisian spectators

This special art performance is part of the 54th International Carthage Festival in Carthage Amphitheatre in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. (Xinhua/Ma Di)<p>…

News (China)

Stephen Hamilton

Hamilton spoke with the Globe about The Founders Project, public art, and education.

Boston

U-M exhibition challenges traditional understanding of African arts and cultures

More than ever in the age of globalization, ideas fluidly cross geographic, generational, and cultural boundaries. "Beyond Borders: Global Africa," …

Art

Feature: Shanghai's exhibition in Alexandria inspires Egyptian understanding about Chinese culture

Visitors take selfies in the Exhibition of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt, on Aug. 8, 2018. …

News (China)

A Street Art Tour of Lusaka, Zambia

Public street art is common in countries across Africa, but has only recently started to become a popular feature on the public walls of Lusaka, …

Streetwear

Blain/Southern London opens exhibition of paintings and collages by Moshekwa Langa

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> Moshekwa Langa is known for a practice that manifests in virtually every medium. He brings his freewheeling process of loose association to …

Art

Women's art featured at Hyde

<b>GLENS FALLS, NY</b><b>.-</b> Jane Peterson (1876-1965) was born to Scandinavian immigrants in a Midwestern town just a decade after the Civil War. Ideas of …

Art

27 Statue Of Liberty Facts That Will Even Surprise Most Americans

1 of 28<p>The statue weighs a whopping 450,000 pounds. That's about 30 times the size of a T. rex.<p>2 of 28<p>The Statue of Liberty was almost placed in …

Statue of Liberty

Nigerian Hair Culture Documented in Rainbow-Hued Portraits by Medina Dugger | Colossal

<p>Lagos-based photographer Medina Dugger documents colorful hair culture in the coastal Nigerian city with her ongoing series <i>Chroma</i>. The collection of …

Drawing

A tale of two townships: Soweto & Khayelitsha

The suburbs of Soweto, part of metro Johannesburg, and Khayelitsha, the vast township on the Cape Flats east of Cape Town, are throwing off their reputation for 'misery tourism'. These reborn townships are embracing an enterprising future that includes new monuments, contemporary theatres, …

South Africa

Indigenous Easter Islanders are demanding that the British Museum return a giant Moai sculpture.

An Easter Island sculpture at the British Museum. Photo by Dun.can, via Flickr.The monolithic Moai sculptures are inexorably linked to Easter Island. …

British Museum

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art Opens Its Doors for Community Day on Aug. 18

The National Museum of African Art’s annual Community Day is <b>Saturday, August 18, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.</b> This year’s community day is in celebration …

Art

Amy Sow | UNICEF West and Central Africa

<b>Amy Sow has had to work hard to fulfill her creative ambitions. Despite there being no school of fine arts in Mauritania, and very few female artists</b> …

Africa

Institutional Memory: One Woman’s Path to Bringing the World to Africa—and Africa to the World

An essay by the founder and director of ANO, a self-described “Institute of Arts & Knowledge” in Accra, Ghana. Read MoreThe post Institutional …

Art

Faces on NYC Open Spaces, Part XIV: Fumero, Danielle Mastrion, Nile Onyx, Indie 184, Funqest, Albertus Joseph and Anthony Lister

This is the 14th in a series of occasional posts featuring the range of faces that have surfaced in NYC open spaces. The image featured above was …

Manhattan

Exhibition focuses on the aesthetics and significance of African beadwork

<b>ZURICH</b><b>.-</b> With Bead Art from Africa the Museum Rietberg presents an exhibition on the aesthetics and significance of beadwork, thus, for the first …

Art

Ghana national cathedral plan sparks unholy row

<b>ACCRA</b> <b>(AFP)</b><b>.-</b> Ghana may be one of the most religious countries in the world, despite being constitutionally secular, but a project to build a new …

Washington D.C.

Barthélémy Toguo's multi-disciplinary work on view at the Parrish Art Museum

<b>WATER MILL, NY</b><b>.-</b> The Parrish Art Museum presents Barthélémy Toguo: The Beauty of Our Voice, the 2018 Platform exhibition featuring the …

Art

Art Is Humanity’s Common Thread, Says the Director of the National Museum of African Art

Earlier this year, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art gained a new director: Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford, a London-bred scholar of African …

Art

Algeria art festival [The Morning Call]

The Morning Call is about you. We want to share your opinions on our programme. If you want to contribute to The Morning Call, here are the best ways …

Africa

John Akomfrah digs into history’s darkness at the New Museum

In the unnerving, carnivalesque 2015 Venice Biennale, an exhibition full of terrific violence, some artists contributed disproportionately to the …

Art

FRED SCOTT: Beware masterful art forgers who can be found out only by rigorous scientific tests

The New York-based College Art Association recently codified guidelines with three essential elements which should be followed to determine if an …

Business (South Africa)

Shaping visions inspired by the rich, red soil and soul of Limpopo

Hlungwani’s thrones become ancestor chairs in Joubert’s iconography — or seating for those who have reached a certain age. Hlungwani’s crucifixion …

Business (South Africa)