There Is No Such Thing as the African Art Market...Yet, in “Welcome to the Age of the Art Industry”

Rebecca Anne Proctor, Artnet News, Intelligence Report, September 10, 2019

[...] Ask a question about the African art market, and many experts will be quick to tell you that there is no such thing. How could one market possibly encompass 54 countries, 1.2 billion people, and countless aesthetic traditions?


A single hub for such a massive and heterogenous continent may never materialize. Instead, Rakeb Sile, cofounder of the gallery Addis Fine Art, predicts that “there will be and should be different hubs in several regions of Africa.” [...]

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