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National Gallery of Zimbabwe

To explore and express the essence of Zimbabwean identity through the visual arts.To promote talent, creativity and visual heritage through local and internal Platforms.
The National Gallery has set itself as a center for national culture, which may inject various influences into the mainstreams of life and change the way people appreciate art and culture … Continue Reading ››
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On defining African Contemporary Art: Emeka Okereke

"If there is anything like contemporary African art, it is those creations that are cognisant of this element of spontaneity and improvisation, which tends to work with, and draw from it the possibility of alternative forms and aesthetics. Therefore “being African” is to blur the lines between possible and impossible rendering the very state of … Continue Reading ››
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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops.
philip kwame apagya's formal portraits in front of commissioned painted backgrounds seem to be suspended between realism and a sort of naïvité, they are both unreal and hyperealistic: the dreams of african people are put on … Continue Reading ››