” What does being African mean to today’s artists? How does their heritage and identity shape their work? Should art even be defined in this way and do artists accept being labelled or categorized? ” A new series, African Masters, explores the world of African artists around the globe through a series of interviews of renowned artists such as Yinka Shonibore, William Kentridge, Romuald Hazoumè, Sokari Douglas Camp, El Anatsui, Ousman Sow, Mary Sibande, Wangechi Mutu and Curators André Magnin, Bisi Silva (Curator, Center for Contemporary Art in Lagos).
The 6 part series created by The Africa Channel is a much needed lens into the emerging contemporary African art world and not to be missed. Check out the first episode – “Revelations”.