Contemporary African Art

Contemporary African Art

Contemporary African Art has been showcased in recent years by numerous large institutions, museums and foundations around the world. Artists are enjoying increasing and sustained international recognition, as demonstrated by the numerous specialist trade fairs that have sprung up in Africa, Europe and the United States.

Artcurial blazed a trail as early as 2010, in Paris, when it held its first sale dedicated to Contemporary African Art, with 65 artists representing 24 nationalities.

In 2017, the house decided to hold, at one of its twin-site sales, Paris#Marrakech, African Spirit, focusing on Contemporary African Art. Taking place in Marrakech, it benefited from the dynamism of the Red City, which is attracting growing numbers of collectors from Morocco, Europe, America and the Middle East. A new edition was held in 2018, enabling the department to set, in the space of two years, no fewer than 12 world records for artists such as Bodys Isek Kingelez, Malick Sidibé, Omar Victor Diop, Abdoulaye Konaté and Seydou Keïta.

A genuine cultural hub in Africa, Morocco is now an essential place for promoting and developing the African scene. Artcurial holds two sales there every year, with the aim of presenting high-quality works by established artists and by fresh talent.

With the recent arrival of Christophe Person at the head of the department, resolutely committed to the promotion and enhancement of creation in Africa, the team of specialists aims to make a growing number of collectors aware of the richness and diversity of modern and contemporary artistic creation in Africa and the Diaspora.

Specialists

To Discover

Cultural exhibition in Brussels: Pili Pili, a hymn to life

Cultural exhibition in Brussels: Pili Pili, a hymn to life

From 17th January to 9th February 2022, Artcurial Belgium is honouring the work of Congolese artist Pili Pili Mulongoy. Entitled Pili Pili, a hymn to life, this cultural exhibition, which is open to the public without charge, highlights some fifteen works from a private Belgian collection, which are shown to the public for the first time.

A Moroccan Winter: Great success for the sale which totalled €5,15M

A Moroccan Winter: Great success for the sale which totalled €5,15M

The 5th edition of the A Morrocan Winter sale, which was held on Thursday 30th December 2021 at La Mamounia, Marrakech, was a great success, totalling €5.15m.

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A Moroccan Winter: a wide and eclectic auction

A Moroccan Winter: a wide and eclectic auction

On 30th December, Artcurial Morocco held its prestigious sales A Moroccan Winter at LaMamounia, Marrakech, with broadcast in Paris. This auctions highlighted : Majorelle & his Contemporaries, Modern & Contemporary Art as well as Contemporary African Art.

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Artcurial supports contemporary African sculpture through its partnership with BISO

Artcurial supports contemporary African sculpture through its partnership with BISO

Created in 2019 by Nyaba Ouédraogo, photographer, and Christophe Person, Director of the Artcurial African Contemporary Art department, BISO is the first biennal devoted exclusively to contemporary sculpture on the African continent.

African contemporary creation in the spotlight

African contemporary creation in the spotlight

From 12 to 14 June, the exhbition of the Africain Contemporary Art departement will pay tribute to the work of contemporary African artists in a major sale dedicated to this speciality. A rare collection of work by artists from the École de Dakar will be presented alongside pieces by emerging figures in the contemporary African art market. Work by South African artists will also come under the hammer in a partnership with the auction house Aspire. Concurrently, as part of the Africa 2020 season, Artcurial will host the exhibition Exceptions d’Afrique.

Upcoming sales

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                        African Contemporary Art Online
mar.
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12:00

N°IT4220

African Contemporary Art Online

Online Only

Consignment deadline: 03/02/2022

may
28
18:00
                        A Moroccan Spring
may
28
18:00

N°A3913

A Moroccan Spring

Marrakech, en duplex à Paris

Consignment deadline: 29/03/2022

may
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14:00
                        African Contemporary Art
may
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14:00

N°4221

African Contemporary Art

Artcurial, Paris

Consignment deadline: 19/04/2022