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Contemporary African Art Blog

Contemporary African Art Blog

African Craft

Immediately, with the phrase African craft one enters into the realm of what is art and what is craft?

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OUR STORY Tribal African Crafts (TAC) is an online business founded by a young Kenyan couple, David and Rita who are both lovers of African art. Coincidentally,


Contemporary African Clothing

Africa remains an exciting source of inspiration for designers as there is such a wealth of print and ornamentation.

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Contemporary Textile Installation Artists

contemporary textile installation artists

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Contemporary African Tapestry

Contemporary African Tapestry

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Edward-Saidi Tingatinga

Edward-Saidi Tingatinga (1932-1972) b Tanzania. The originator of the style of painting which has taken his name as its title.

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African sculpture

African sculpture takes many forms and offers us huge insights into the cultures and tribal communities from whence it came

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Contemporary Sculpture

Contemporary Sculpture

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Contemporary African Textile Art

contemporary african textile art

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Tribal African Crafts

Tribal African Crafts is a Kenyan based company that sells handmade, authentic African crafts which are used as home decor, souvenirs, collectibles and

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Contemporary African Art

Contemporary African Art is difficult to categorize just as singularly defining 'art' in the 21st Century is virtually impossible.

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Shona Sculpture

Shona Sculpture

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Designer/artist - Zakayo Crafts

I am a young developing artist who developed a new technique of manipulating calabash a few months back transforming it to modern and local artifacts

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South African Rural Sculpture

South Africa has a rich rural carving tradition.

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Carol Preston

In my art practice I construct Skins that grow and change. The Object is often the residue left behind from any form of transference. In this transition

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Contemporary African pottery

Contemporary African pottery is characterized by an eloquence of form and a finesse of finish that one does not generally expect in a vessel of utility.

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Adedeji Akinkunmi is a digital artist, born and bred in Nigeria, where he lived all his life before moving to the Uk to gain his masters degree. Adedeji

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African Photography

African photography is an area where African artists have long expressed their individuality as far back as the 1840's

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Crochet Creations

Mixed media crochet creations by a Proudly South African textile artist.

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Kuba Cloth

Kuba Cloth

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Kente Cloth

Kente Cloth, Ghana

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The Mother City

The Mother Cityis the nickname given to Cape Town city in South Africa. A city that is still to this day haunted by apartheid spatial planning and has

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Ancient Boma furniture and paintings

Ancient Boma specializes in African Art adorned furniture, accessories and paintings. The art is hand-drawn and inspired by different cultures of Africa.

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Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu

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Dilomprizulike b 1960, Nigeria. Born Dil Humphrey-Umezulike and widely known in the contemporary art world as Dilomprizulike, he has been labelled 'The Junkman of Africa'

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Adnan Meatek

Biography Adnan Maetek was born in Libya in 1968. He studied Industrial Engineering at University and worked for the Libya Insurance Company. Self-taught

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African Slavery and Contemporary African Art

African Slavery is a highly emotive subject which continues to affect and impact millions of people the world over.

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Contemporary African Artists

I believe that contemporary African artists are faced with an enormous challenge right now

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African Culture

In Africa, rich and diverse cultures exist from country to country

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African musical instruments

The following are some of the African musical instruments used throughout the continent, primarily sub-Saharan:

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