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Specially curated

installations & exhibitions

The African Art Series is an innovatory initiative designed to expand the reach and visibility of contemporary African art, providing a stimulant for cultural exploration, and fostering vibrant cultural dialogue.

 

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Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the united nations

Art is a weapon against ignorance and hatred, and an agent of public awareness. Art opens new doors for learning, understanding, and peace among people and nations.

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Hotel London

Bvlgari

A collaboration with Sotheby's.

In 2021, the inaugural event was held in the elegant Grand Ballroom of Bvlgari Hotel London, in the heart of Knightsbridge. The venue, characterised by contemporary design and understated luxury, provided the perfect setting to enhance the inherent resplendence and magnetism of each artwork. 

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Ben Enwonwu | Africa Dances, 1969 

Luminosity

The inaugural exhibition in the African Art Series presented a display of inspirational and incandescent works, to pay homage to the 'luminosity' of African artists.

The exhibition showcased works from renowned artists, such as Ben Enwonwu, El Anatsui and Ablade Glover, as well as some of the rising stars of African art, such as Wole Lagunju, Zanele Muholi, Asiko and Giggs Kgole, presenting them as fruits of Africa’s myriad expressions of opulence, beauty and enjoyment. >>


Technical Flair and Creative Depth.

Curated by Lisa Anderson, Managing Director at Black British Archives, together with founder of The African Art Series, Cas Ojo, the exhibition celebrated the technical flair and creative depth and technical flair of African artworks, drawing from the fertile intersection between contemporary art from Africa, its diaspora and perennial notions of African luxury, intertwined with the luxury narrative in a modernistic, western context.

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Asiko | Framed by Tapestry, 2020 

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the concept

The Art of Framing

Leveraging the power of partnership and collaboration, to raise the profile, and influence the appreciation 
of art from Africa and its diaspora.

2024

Black History Month

theme: creating new visual narratives

Being exposed to visuals from different parts of the world, and from the past, is an important part of our education. We see how other people live, and expand the world around us. When languages can be a barrier to exchange with different cultures, visuals aren’t.

Marine Tanguy | the visual detox

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Following a series of private events, The African Art Series will return this October, with a number of special partnerships with a curated selection of brands across London. The initiative will see works from brilliant artists, exhibited in high-profile venues such as hotels, private clubs, five-star restaurants, and high-end retail establishments. 

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Muyiwa Akinwolere | Battlecry, 2014

kindly get in touch to enquire about participation and partnership opportunities.

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