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Hope Masike performs at Gallery Delta in the documentary Art for Art’s Sake. Screengrab/Granadilla Films

Building an art gallery in the midst of war in Zimbabwe

Gallerist and writer Robert Huggins and his wife, the artist Helen Lieros, have passed away. But their lives are a testament to what kind of impact one African art gallery can have.
Renzo Martens attends the opening of the “White Cube” gallery on April 22, 2017 in the town of Lusanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Junior D. Kannah/AFP

‘White Cube’: a postcolonial utopia?

The documentary by Dutch artist Renzo Martins is generating important debates today in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as in Europe. Analysis of the stakes of a film that will be a milestone.
Detail of the ceiling paintings of the San people in the Drakensberg, South Africa. Courtesy © Stephen Townley Bassett

An ancient San rock art mural in South Africa reveals new meaning

The team from Wits University returned to a well-known ceiling panel in the Maloti-Drakensberg mountains, armed with new knowledge about the beliefs of the San people who made the paintings.
Detail of a collage work by Rosemary Karuga, Untitled, 1998. © Karuga family/Courtesy Red Hill Art Gallery

The importance of remembering Kenyan artist Rosemary Karuga

The first female student at the famous Makerere University art school, Karuga only began an art career when she retired at 60. She ended up showing internationally.

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