There appears to be a proliferation of new ‘Africa focused’ fairs and events taking place, both on the continent and beyond. We got to see this through the daily influx of press releases, media proposals, and requests for the inclusion of stories and interviews by independent artists, organisations, and many of our regular advertisers and partners. Whilst essential to the growth of art ecologies in Africa, these fairs only present the tip of the ice-berg, and by no means dictate or define contemporary art from Africa.
Entitled ‘BEYOND FAIR’, this issue looks to projects, exhibitions and events that bridge disparate voices and helping to impart knowledge and experience around life and art. A number of features highlight this. The first is seen through the hands-on approach of Invisible Borders. An artist-led initiative based in Nigeria. Their latest project, ‘Borders-Within: The Trans-Nigerian Road Trip’ took to the road, weaving their way through the country over the course of six weeks. Speaking to people they met along the way, their experiences were relayed through a series of written blogs, photography, and audio recordings. Curated by Sara Raza, the exhibition ‘But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise: Art from the Middle East and North Africa’, – at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York – takes a more high profile approach, exposing international audiences to the multiplicities inherent in artistic practice from these regions.
Book condition: Very good
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions:265 cm x 210 cm
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