Tandazani Press Artnet

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'Artists from Africa have always been making critically engaging, provocative, and relevant work. I am careful in how I speak about contemporary art from Africa, as I don’t want to reduce it to a trend or passing fad. However, it is indeed heartening to see more and more artists gain attention, recognition, and prominence outside of their home countries. I also think that as the middle class in various parts of Africa continues to grow, so too will the African collector base, and we are seeing this more and more. Art fairs such as the 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair, Art X Lagos, ArtHarare, and others are helping to highlight emerging voices and mediums.' Tandazani Dhlakama