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African contemporary art on the move

Contemporary Art | The spread of exhibitions dedicated to African contemporary art is confirmed by their increasing popularity in the West. From the momentum manifested by the Venice Biennale to private foundation investment, this enthusiasm sheds light on the reappearance of a successful strategy now being courted by all middle market players.

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Africa may have been present at the Venice Biennale since the 1920’s, but today that presence is taking on a new scale, with, for the first time, a Nigerian curator (Okwui Enwezor) heading the exhibition and more than 35 African artists out of 136 total. A veritable European launching pad, the Venice Biennale has its emulators, spreading African contemporary art to all structural typologies, including museums. […]

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