History in the MakingApollo 40 Under 40 Africa Event
Recent initiatives across Africa have provided greater public access to historical artworks than ever before – but how might a renewed engagement with the art of the past be shaping the way that contemporary art is made and viewed? Panellists Jim Chuchu (artist, co-founder of the Nest Collective), Ibrahim Mahama (artist, founder of the Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art), and Rakeb Sile (gallerist, Addis Fine Art) – three individuals selected for the Apollo 40 Under 40 Africa – join Apollo editorial assistant Samuel Reilly to explore the links between contemporary art-making and heritage in Africa. The event is introduced by Apollo web editor Gabrielle Schwarz. The Apollo 40 Under 40 Africa features 40 people below the age of 40 who were born, are based or have worked on the continent – and who are transforming the way that art is made and experienced, both in Africa and on the world stage. It is generously supported by Strauss & Co, South Africa’s leading fine art auction house. The event took place on 25 January 2021.
Breaking boundaries - local is the new globalThe Art Newspaper X Cromwell Place - Live Talks
Globalisation has shaped the art market we know today, but will the current shift to the local be a help or hindrance to emerging markets in Africa and Asia? As Covid-19 drastically curtails air travel, the art world's global status is being radically revised. In this panel, dealers from Africa, Asia and the US will discuss how they grapple with running galleries for both local and international audiences, how the pandemic has impacted emerging markets and how they continue to foster cross-cultural dialogue as some borders remain closed. Featuring Rachel Lehmann, Sundaram Tagore, Rakeb Sile and Ayo Adeyinka. Moderated by Anny Shaw, contributing art market editor at The Art Newspaper. Presented in partnership with Cromwell Place. The event took place on 15 October 2020.