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Monday, December 9, 2013

The tipping point for contemporary African art?

Mario Macilau - girl with doll
Mário Macilau | Photo of Girl with Doll
Ed Cross was recently interviewed by Rachel Hamada for This is Africa about the contemporary African art market and art scene. Ed believes that the market has reached a tipping point, and that it is now getting the attention it deserves.
What does this increasing interest in contemporary African art mean for the artists involved? Is the term ‘African’ being painted with too broad a brush? Ed offers his opinions into these issues in this insightful article.