“Terraoptics”: Indian multimedia artist Vivan Sundaram explores ruins at sepia EYE, New York


Vivan Sundaram’s “Terraoptics” continues along his artistic existing trajectory of using found objects, which are also archival objects, to investigate and explore the possibilities of the archive.

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“The Ease of Fiction”: four contemporary African artists at California African American Museum


Four contemporary African artists residing in the United States join forces for a critical discussion on history, fact and fiction.

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The iconic imagery of Malick Sidibé the “Eye of Bamako” at Somerset House, London


Somerset House and 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in conjunction with Paris-based MAGNIN-A gallery opened the first major UK solo show of the recently deceased Malian photographer Malick Sidibé.

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South African artist William Kentridge’s “Thick Time” at Whitechapel Gallery, London


In an exhibition jointly organized with the Louisiana Museum of Art, in Denmark and the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Whitechapel Gallery opened on 21 September “Thick Time” featuring the work of internationally renowned South African artist, William Kentridge, which examines the ways in time and place have been manipulated during colonial and industrial expansion, as well as notions of control exercised during periods of great political upheaval.

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Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa’s “Horseday” at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


Algerian-born Mohamed Bourouissa’s current exhibition “Horseday” continues in the vein of his previous projects where he composes photographic images of the daily lives of his subject.

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Inhabiting multiple spaces: Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s “Portals” at Victoria Miro Gallery, London


On display through 5 November, “Portals” presents the multimedia work of artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, the 2016 winner of the Prix Canson, with luxurious scenes of everyday life layered with enduring references to Nigerian popular culture, the artist’s personal life and politics.

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Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté: “Symphonie En Couleur” at Blain|Southern, London – in pictures


Blain|Southern celebrates the first UK solo exhibition of Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté featuring his majestic textile installations.

“Symphonie En Coleur”, opened on 2 September 2016, presents the work of one of the most well-known West African artists working today, Abdoulaye Konaté. The exhibition merges social and political considerations with the artist’s explorations into colour composition, and features a never before seen body of work inspired by the chroma of rocks and minerals.

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The body and its emotions: Israeli artist Tamar Ettun’s “The Yellow Who Wants” at Uppsala Art Museum


Israeli artist Tamar Ettun opens her first solo exhibition in Sweden is a discourse between sculpture and performance that examines the body’s relationship to every day objects and by extension the world around us.

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