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A new narrative of Nigerian Femininity and womanhood by Ayobola Kekere-Ekun

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Priviledge the Abridged edition, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun
Priviledge the Abridged edition, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun

Besides the bold and vivid colors, the most striking elements of Ayobola Kekere-Ekun’s figurative works are the myriad of lines sculpted out of paper. The curvaceous lines run harmoniously in parallel turning in unison inwards or outwards and at times, come to an abrupt halt to delineate the face, and reveal the facial expressions of the characters in the painting.

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Frieze week: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair debuts in Manhattan

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Alexis Peskine, Nkisi, 2018.
Alexis Peskine, Details Nkisi, 2018, October Gallery.

1:54 Contemporary African Art fair returns to New York for its milestone fifth anniversary with a move from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Since its inception, the fair has leveraged the pivotal Frieze Week in London and New York to bolster its ability to attract an increasing number of international collectors and visitors.

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7 Contemporary African Art shows to see this week

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Abe Odedina, Head for Heights, 2018, Courtesy Ed Cross Fine Art
Abe Odedina, Head for Heights, 2018, Courtesy Ed Cross Fine Art

London is abuzz with captivating art exhibitions and events that showcase the work of artists from Africa and the Diaspora. Here is our monthly guide to the Contemporary African Art shows scheduled this month.

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For emerging artists: 5 art opportunities to boost your career

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Abstract African art

For young and emerging African artists or by and large Black artists, the road to success oftentimes has the appearance of an obstacle course. We are taking one hurdle away with the list of open calls for application and other time-sensitive opportunities in the art world. Share with other fellow artists and good luck with your art journey.

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