Africa

‘The show singlehandedly thrust Africa back into the culture of global contemporary art.’

By Kobena Mercer

Quai Branly president says that the study commissioned by Macron ‘puts historical reparations over museums’s contribution’

The French president has acted swiftly following a landmark study on the ownership of African treasures

Jacqueline de Jong, The Situationist Times, 1962–67, covers of issues 5 and 6, designed and edited by Jacqueline de Jong. Courtesy: the artist and the Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven

From situationists to shame: what to read this weekend

By Paul Clinton
Chimurenga, 'We're All Nigerian!', Volume 8, December, 2005. Courtesy Chimurenga

Is it time to eschew the word 'criticism'?

Ousmane Sembène, Emitaï, 1971. Courtesy: British Film Institute

The role of the village in perceptions of Africa

By Sean O'Toole
Owanto, Où Allons Nous? (Where Are  We Going?), 2009. Courtesy: the aritst

How to Write about Africa

By Sean O'Toole
Gerald Machona, Ita Kuti Kunaye (Make it Rain), 2010. Courtesy: the artist

Artists respond to migration in Africa

By Sean O'Toole
Ibrahim El-Salahi, Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams 1, 1962–3, oil on canvas, 2.8 × 2.8 cm

Tate Modern and African art

By Lara Pawson
Peter Clarke, Snake Appel-thorn, 1948, included in Dak’Art 2012

The rise and fall of biennials in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and South Africa

By Sean O'Toole
Faustin Linyekula (facing) and Papy Ebotani More, more,  more ... future, 2011

The odd couple: agitprop and the griot tradition

By Sean O'Toole
Cheikh Diallo Model test shoot c. 2005–7

Does digital media spell the end for portrait photographers in Africa?

By Sean O’Toole