Masterclass: The Future of the African art ecosystem(s)

Thu May 28, 10:30 - Thu May 28, 12:30


The African art ecosystem has evolved exponentially over the last decade, and in the wake of the impact of Covid 19 it is set for further changes. In this masterclass, Mary Corrigall, the prominent South African art critic, writer, art historian, shares the findings of a decade period study of the development of contemporary art produced by African artists as well as engages with prominent industry leaders, who share their insights into how the market might shift.

Drawing from Contemporary African Ecology: A Decade of Curating, Corrigall will begin with an overview of the forces that have thus far shaped, driven and distorted the structure of the African art ecosystem(s) with reference to different art capitals on the continent. This is done with a view of what segments and influences will come to bear on the market due to social distancing and lockdowns.

Sharing their experiences and insights into the future of the African art market, interviews with the following leaders will feature;

Touria El Glaoui - the founding director of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which takes place in London, New York and Marrakech

Christophe Person - head of Contemporary African art at Piasa, the French auction house and independent curator

Delphine Lopez - director Cecile Fakhoury gallery, Dakar, Abidjan, Paris

Baylon Sandri - director Smac gallery, Cape Town, Joburg and Stellenbosch

The 2 hour masterclass will conclude with plotting future develpments and directions that the African art market may take as the global market shifts to compensate for the fall-out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Those participants who opt for the Masterclass & PDF combo will receive the publication within 24 hours of booking their place, so they may peruse its contents ahead of the event.

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