iDesign Art – Affordable Art Fair

30th March 2021 BY Ivor Moyo

After a tough year navigating the coronavirus pandemic, the iDESIGN Art affordable art fair is back with the 7th edition. This event will take place at the Nimbus Art Centre from the 26th of March to the 11th of April, 2021, at a location that has grown to become the central focus for art andcreativity in Lagos. The modern art…

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France return African treasures looted during the colonial period

19th December 2020 BY checkoutafrica

French MPs have back a move to return looted historical artifacts to Benin and Senegal, completing the legislative process needed to give back the objects Benin will receive 26 artifacts taken from the Palace of Behanzin in the late 19th century, including a royal throne, which are currently exhibited at the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac museum in Paris.  Senegal will get back a…

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France to Fund Training Program in Morocco for African Museum Curators

11th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

After returning 25,000 rare artifacts looted from Morocco during the colonial era, France will give Morocco’s National Museum Foundation €300,000 to fund a pan-African skills boosting program for African museum curators and directors. Morocco’s National Museum Foundation (FNM) and France’s Development Agency (AFD) signed on a €300,000 grant agreement to fund a pan-African training program for people in the field…

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CheckoutAfrica : SOMA – Rudeboi Video Premiere

18th September 2020 BY Zinitha

Known for his artistic presentation for his music and unique collaborations Shumba Maasai is an up and coming independent artist who is making waves in the creative scene. I have watched him perform live and he has always provided an experience whether  he performs live, or listening to his songs or watching visuals. As an African he has exposed our…

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theproducer_zimbabwe; telling the Zimbabwean Story through Photoshop

18th September 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

A picture is a poem without words. Horace “A picture is a poem without words”. Horace’s profound words came to life when l took time to digest theproducer_zimbabwe’s artistic work. His work went viral on the Twitter streets several times with thousands of reshares. People were more fascinated about these out-of-the-ordinary artistic pieces. I saw stories. I saw my story.…

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Vee Mukarati; the Vanguard of Zimbabwean Contemporary Jazz Music

22nd August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

Vera Nazarian once said that “If music is a place… then Jazz is the City, Folk is Wilderness, Rock is the Road and Classical is a Temple.” Indeed Jazz is a special genus and one of those dazzling diamonds of the creative industry that aids human beings to make sense out of life calamities and contextualise life. Vee Mukarati, the…

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Meet King Kandoro, the new generation of Zimbabwean Comedy

7th August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

King Kandoro. Photo courtsey of Madhorofiya Republik You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.Dave Chappelle I remember quite vividly the first time l came in contact with King Kandoro’s stand-up comedy at Chez Zandi in Harare, Zimbabwe. My prior engagement to his art had been through various satire skits and web series. Years in,…

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“Pigments”, a series exploring the art of bodypainting in Africa.

9th March 2020 BY checkoutafrica

“Bodypainting has been one of the earliest and most common forms of cultural and artistic expressions, regardless of  whether it is done for religious, social or simply aesthetic reasons.  In Africa especially, bodypainting has historically had a significant place in many societies, often to signify one’s social status or belonging to a religious group. In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, the Surma…

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The Affordable Art Sale from iDesign By Tola Akerele

29th September 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

The 5th edition of the iDesign Art Affordable Art Fair is set to take place from the 4th to the 5th of October 2019 at The Whitespace in Ikoyi. The event provides upcoming artists with a platform to showcase and sell their work. It also introduces masters of the art scene to an intrigued audience by showcasing them as Feature…

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