Articles tagged Africa


Vlisco’s vibrant history jumps off the walls at Museum Helmond

HELMOND – Vlisco celebrates its 170th birthday with an exhibition that displays its iconic fabric designs on every available surface.


LOCALARCHITECTURE transforms an Ivorian villa into a new home for a Swiss embassy

ABIDJAN – A Lausanne-based firm contributes to Côte d’Ivoire’s post-colonial modernist architecture with a new Swiss embassy.


Rebel Architecture: Working on Water

MAKOKO – A Nigerian architect proposes solutions for Africa’s water slums on today’s episode of Rebel Architecture by Al-Jazeera.


Branding for BOS Ice Tea

The fresh South African beverage company's eye-catching packaging will quench your thirst for ice tea and design.


The Divine Comedy at MMK Frankfurt

Dante Alighieri wrote his epic poem The Divine Comedy between 1307 and 1321 during his period of exile from Florence, where he had his intellectual roots. His status as a political outcast moved him …


Primary School Tanouan Ibi by LEVS Architecten

MALI – Dutch practice LEVS Architecten has been undertaking more and more projects for the Foundation Dogon Education.


The Black Stars of Ghana: Art District

One of the accusations most frequently levelled at the contemporary art industry is its unfailing propensity for Eurocentric trends and discourses. Safia Dickersbach, an art market practitioner …


Njideka Akunyili and Simone Leigh at Tiwani Contemporary

We covered photographer Gideon Mendel’s show at Tiwani Contemporary earlier this year. The gallery, which focuses mainly on contemporary art from artists based in Nigeria and Southern Africa, is …


Gideon Mendel at Tiwani Contemporary

The somber reality of global warming is not always immediately visceral to us. In his most recent exhibition at Tiwani Contemporary in London, Johannesburg-born photographer Gideon Mendel sheds light …


Wilhelm Saayman: In Season Five Everyone Dies

Johannesburg-based painter Wilhelm Saayman presents his new solo exhibition at Erdmann Contemporary in Cape Town. In Season Five Everyone Dies is the fruit of Saayman’s febrile imagination: his …


A Greek Goddess Up to No Good by Jan Neethling

Johannesburg-based painter Jan Neethling's latest solo exhibition features a bold slate of new work, evoking a colourful portrait of contemporary South Africa.


FABRIC-ATION by Yinka Shonibare MBE

British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare's work is currently on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in a retrospective exhibition featuring more than 10 years of his career.