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African art

Far off from its ethnic and tribal aspect, contemporary African art has conquered, little by little, a western audience in search of artistic discoveries coming from destinations further afield.

Its fascinating emergence is due to new art fairs, exhibitions, artistic practices but also new players in art promotion, often accountable for what is shown.

Indeed last year, the Cartier Foundation held a beautiful retrospective exhibition - Beauté Congo - on contemporary Congolese artists. The same year, Tate Modern hosted an exhibition on Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré. This year it was the Louis Vuitton Foundation's turn with a major exhibition of the Pigozzi collection. Africa was also in the spotlight at the Art Paris Art Fair this past April.

From November 11 to 13, the contemporary art and design salon AKAA as in Also Known As Africa, focused on Africa, will take place at the Carreau du Temple in Paris. The 29 galleries will present works in all mediums, paintings, sculptures, artworks on textile, digital art, performances and photographs.

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Our recommendations James Sparshatt, La Santiaguera, Photography

James Sparshatt

La Santiaguera, 2002
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$809

Liliane Danino, Femme assise, Sculpture

Liliane Danino

Femme assise, 2015
10.2 x 11.8 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,630

Abdessemed Adel, Jardin d'Hélène, Print

Abdessemed Adel

Jardin d'Hélène, 2013
7.9 x 9.8 inch
Print

$1,514

Yazid Oulab, Mektoub, Sculpture

Yazid Oulab

Mektoub, 2012
11.8 x 43.3 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$4,659

Samir Salemi, rEvolt, Painting

Samir Salemi

rEvolt, 2014
78.7 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,659

Jean-David Nkot, P.O. Box 9632 Bangui, Painting

Jean-David Nkot

P.O. Box 9632 Bangui, 2015
47.2 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,823

Tom Dixon, Harley Davison en osier, Sculpture

Tom Dixon

Harley Davison en osier, 2000
46.1 x 70.9 x 31.5 inch
Sculpture

$5,707

Samir Tlatli, Femme et lumière, Photography

Samir Tlatli

Femme et lumière, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,747

Ennaji Chouaib, Figuratif - Des Femmes, Painting

Ennaji Chouaib

Figuratif - Des Femmes, 2018
35.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,329

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Stories, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Stories, 2012
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$4,193

Ben Heine, Bob Marley, Drawing

Ben Heine

Bob Marley, 2014
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$4,891

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Celebration of Love, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Celebration of Love, 2014
29.5 x 41.3 inch
Print

$1,689

Kathia Mohl, Sillon Vert, Photography

Kathia Mohl

Sillon Vert, 2015
49.2 x 32.7 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,853

Ange Kumbi, Au voleur, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Au voleur, 1996
22.4 x 28.3 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,096

Munir El Saadawi, Viaje II, Print

Munir El Saadawi

Viaje II, 2000
27.6 x 25.6 inch
Print

$303

Thijs Nel, Water reflections, Painting

Thijs Nel

Water reflections, 1971
30.3 x 24 x 2 inch
Painting

$926

Hatem Akrout, Autoportrait scarifié, Painting

Hatem Akrout

Autoportrait scarifié, 2006
59.1 x 43.3 inch
Painting

$3,494

Vincent Osemwegie, Mandela the son, father, and grandpa (Triptyque), Painting

Vincent Osemwegie

Mandela the son, father, and grandpa (Triptyque), 2014
72.8 x 81.5 inch
Painting

$9,317

Martine Barrat, Gone Daddy's Bone 1, Photography

Martine Barrat

Gone Daddy's Bone 1, 1982
16.5 x 20.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$7,687

Ilse Black, Pulse, Drawing

Ilse Black

Pulse, 2013
36.6 x 28.7 inch
Drawing

$2,912

Rémy Haardt, Blue, Drawing

Rémy Haardt

Blue, 2016
67.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$2,329

Our recommendations James Sparshatt, Maiden of Tsonga, Photography

James Sparshatt

Maiden of Tsonga, 2004
16 x 20 inch
Photography

$809

John Kenny, Tuareg vision of intensity, Photography

John Kenny

Tuareg vision of intensity, 2009
26.4 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,044

John Kenny, After the rains, Photography

John Kenny

After the rains, 2012
32 x 47 inch
Photography

$2,853

Our recommendations Gerry Cranham, Ali II, Photography

Gerry Cranham

Ali II, 1965
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$1,106

Gerry Cranham, Still Cassius Clay I, Photography

Gerry Cranham

Still Cassius Clay I, 1963
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,494

Marc Padeu, Mémoire d'éléphant, Painting

Marc Padeu

Mémoire d'éléphant, 2017
66.9 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$29,116

Gédéon Yayir Kohen, Femme allure, Painting

Gédéon Yayir Kohen

Femme allure, 2018
45.3 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,398

Mahjoub Ben Bella, Drop A, Print

Mahjoub Ben Bella

Drop A, 1998
19.7 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,165

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Jus de cola versé sur carton jauni image ici, les races du monde mises et vues aux couleurs d’arc-en-ciel, Drawing

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Jus de cola versé sur carton jauni image ici, les races du monde mises et vues aux couleurs d’arc-en-ciel, 2008
9.1 x 5.9 inch
Drawing

$932

Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Heavy is the world, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Heavy is the world, 2006
33.1 x 46.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,446

Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Mama - Red smoke, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Mama - Red smoke, 2006
46.5 x 33.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,446

Pieter Bauermeister, Tanzania, In our hands, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Tanzania, In our hands, 2007
16.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$926

Gatien Mabounga, Sans titre, Painting

Gatien Mabounga

Sans titre, 2015
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,165

Larbi Cherkaoui, Sans titre, Painting

Larbi Cherkaoui

Sans titre, 2015
31.9 x 51.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$6,988

Our recommendations Magdy Basstorous, Untitled #1, Painting

Magdy Basstorous

Untitled #1, 2015
44.5 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$2,912

Lola Khalfa, Éphémère 5, Photography

Lola Khalfa

Éphémère 5, 2013
35.4 x 55.1 inch
Photography

$1,630

Lola Khalfa, Éphémère 12, Photography

Lola Khalfa

Éphémère 12, 2013
27.6 x 41.3 inch
Photography

$1,630

Noureddine Chater, Sans titre, Painting

Noureddine Chater

Sans titre, 2015
59.1 x 59.1 x 1 inch
Painting

$9,317

Samir Tlatli, Les laboureurs, Photography

Samir Tlatli

Les laboureurs, 2013
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,096

Yao Metsoko, Zémidjan 5, Painting

Yao Metsoko

Zémidjan 5, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,329

Our recommendations Clement Garnung, Introspection, Painting

Clement Garnung

Introspection, 2018
63 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,494

Ange Kumbi, Diplômé d'Etat, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Diplômé d'Etat, 1996
27.6 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,630

Ange Kumbi, Qui a tué Bad Banga ?, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Qui a tué Bad Banga ?, 1996
23.6 x 28.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,096

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Kraftwerk Made in Cotonou, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Kraftwerk Made in Cotonou, 2010
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,634

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Kraftwerk Made in Cotonou, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Kraftwerk Made in Cotonou, 2010
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,634

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Extramuros, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Extramuros, 2010
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,028

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, EXTRAMUROS, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

EXTRAMUROS, 2010
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,028

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Stories, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Stories, 2012
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,028

Marthe Bolda, Minul, Print

Marthe Bolda

Minul, 2013
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$233

Thijs Nel, Autumn leaves, Painting

Thijs Nel

Autumn leaves, 2013
29.9 x 24 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,275

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski, #003 foulard, Painting

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski

#003 foulard, 2015
17.7 x 17.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$815

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski, #004 foulard, Painting

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski

#004 foulard, 2015
17.7 x 17.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$815

Katherine Van Uytrecht, Om, Print

Katherine Van Uytrecht

Om, 2014
7.9 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$218

Katherine Van Uytrecht, At the Wishing Well, Print

Katherine Van Uytrecht

At the Wishing Well, 2014
7.9 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$218

Yves Regaldi, Sur le pont 03, Photography

Yves Regaldi

Sur le pont 03, 2010
19.7 x 49.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,795

Hatem Akrout, J'ai horreur du pic-nic, on est toujours mal assis, Painting

Hatem Akrout

J'ai horreur du pic-nic, on est toujours mal assis, 2003
72.4 x 53.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$4,076

Kathia Mohl, Blanc Volcan, Photography

Kathia Mohl

Blanc Volcan, 2015
41.3 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,737

Amine Oulmakki, Intérieur/nuit/Essaouira, Photography

Amine Oulmakki

Intérieur/nuit/Essaouira, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,329

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - The Hole, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$4,076

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