" 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 … Continue Reading ››
Photo Credit: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images People gather to sounds, sights, and smells that engage our senses in unique ways. We are drawn to music we’ve never heard, motion pictures we’ve never seen, and foods we’ve never tasted. Individuals who understand how to harness the power of these forms of communication have an opportunity to influence many … Continue Reading ››
"You've got to be a bit utopian to be an artist because it is not a very realistic occupation. The thought of being an artist in itself I think is a utopian idea because I don't really make anything usefull and I think that in of itself is an illustration of my disposition."Continue Reading ››
A bold mixture of Japanese, Cameroonian and Ghanian crafts, designer Noumbissi Constantin creates these adorable toys.
Culture is what links individuals to one another to create their identity. As a designer, I'm really interested in what Africa, Europe and Asia can teach me and I'm always amazed to notice that these different cultures have a … Continue Reading ››
“I would like to leave behind me the conviction that if we maintain a certain amount of caution and organization we deserve victory. You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to … Continue Reading ››