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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 Rediet Sisay, 1 until, Painting

Rediet Sisay

1 until, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,311

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Celebration of Love, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Celebration of Love, 2014
29.5 x 41.3 inch
Print

$1,675

Abdessemed Adel, Jardin d'Hélène, Print

Abdessemed Adel

Jardin d'Hélène, 2013
7.9 x 9.8 inch
Print

$1,502

Gatien Mabounga, Sans titre, Painting

Gatien Mabounga

Sans titre, 2015
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,155

Noureddine Chater, Sans titre, Painting

Noureddine Chater

Sans titre, 2015
59.1 x 59.1 x 1 inch
Painting

$9,242

Ange Kumbi, Au voleur, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Au voleur, 1996
22.4 x 28.3 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,080

René Tavares, Jazz System, Painting

René Tavares

Jazz System, 2015
41.3 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,563

Samir Tlatli, Femme et lumière, Photography

Samir Tlatli

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

$1,733

Yazid Oulab, Mektoub, Sculpture

Yazid Oulab

Mektoub, 2012
11.8 x 43.3 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$4,621

Yves Regaldi, Sur le pont 03, Photography

Yves Regaldi

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

$2,773

Lisa Roberts, African Geisha , Painting

Lisa Roberts

African Geisha , 2015
27.2 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$832

Franck Lundangi, Dream, Painting

Franck Lundangi

Dream, 2015
29.9 x 22 inch
Painting

$4,044

Ayanda Mabulu, Yakhal'inkomo ("Black Man's Cry"), Painting

Ayanda Mabulu

Yakhal'inkomo ("Black Man's Cry"), 2013
98.4 x 133.9 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$40,435

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

$7,625

Liset Castillo, Spectrum: Order/Disorder, Sculpture

Liset Castillo

Spectrum: Order/Disorder, 2016
59.1 x 74.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$30,500

Rémy Haardt, Blue, Drawing

Rémy Haardt

Blue, 2016
67.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$2,311

Gerry Cranham, Still Cassius Clay I, Photography

Gerry Cranham

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

$3,466

Our recommendations James Sparshatt, Maiden of Tsonga, Photography

James Sparshatt

Maiden of Tsonga, 2004
16 x 20 inch
Photography

$803

John Kenny, Tuareg vision of intensity, Photography

John Kenny

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

$2,101

Liby Lougué, Super disco, Painting

Liby Lougué

Super disco, 2019
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,311

John Kenny, After the rains, Photography

John Kenny

After the rains, 2012
32 x 47 inch
Photography

$2,830

Our recommendations Gerry Cranham, Ali II, Photography

Gerry Cranham

Ali II, 1965
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$1,098

Barthélémy Toguo, Blowing Headache, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Blowing Headache, 2017
27.6 x 33.5 inch
Print

$1,040

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

$924

Marc Sinkiewicz, Baga (Devin en langue Mooré), Sculpture

Marc Sinkiewicz

Baga (Devin en langue Mooré), 2012
20.1 x 4.7 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,040

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Take a Green Breath, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Take a Green Breath, 2017
47.2 x 63 inch
Print

$2,888

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Supernatural, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Supernatural, 2017
44.5 x 31.1 inch
Print

$2,080

Mahjoub Ben Bella, Drop A, Print

Mahjoub Ben Bella

Drop A, 1998
19.7 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,155

René Tavares, Jeux de séduction, Painting

René Tavares

Jeux de séduction, 2015
59.1 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$6,874

Leslie Amine, Sans titre, Painting

Leslie Amine

Sans titre, 2018
47.2 x 63 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,972

René Tavares, Ghetto Paradise, Painting

René Tavares

Ghetto Paradise, 2015
59.1 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$6,874

Leslie Amine, Sans titre (Poissonnerie Congelcam), Painting

Leslie Amine

Sans titre (Poissonnerie Congelcam), 2017
28.7 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,697

Ange Kumbi, Diplômé d'Etat, Painting

Ange Kumbi

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

$1,617

Leslie Amine, Sans titre (Château d'eau), Painting

Leslie Amine

Sans titre (Château d'eau), 2017
28.7 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,697

Leslie Amine, Namizata, Drawing

Leslie Amine

Namizata, 2015
41.3 x 29.5 inch
Drawing

$4,044

Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Mama - Red smoke, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

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

$2,426

Pieter Bauermeister, Tanzania, In our hands, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

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

$918

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

$4,044

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

$2,426

Moustapha Baïdi Oumarou, Dans le waka #3, Painting

Moustapha Baïdi Oumarou

Dans le waka #3, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,661

Samir Salemi, rEvolt, Painting

Samir Salemi

rEvolt, 2014
78.7 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$12,939

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

$2,080

Olga Indigo, Dada Souvil, Painting

Olga Indigo

Dada Souvil, 2018
82.7 x 98.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$5,199

Maya-Inès Touam, Sans titre 4, Drawing

Maya-Inès Touam

Sans titre 4, 2013
11.5 x 8.1 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$208

Hatem Akrout, Autoportrait scarifié, Painting

Hatem Akrout

Autoportrait scarifié, 2006
59.1 x 43.3 inch
Painting

$3,466

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

$224

Lola Khalfa, Éphémère 5, Photography

Lola Khalfa

Éphémère 5, 2013
35.4 x 55.1 inch
Photography

$1,617

Lola Khalfa, Éphémère 12, Photography

Lola Khalfa

Éphémère 12, 2013
27.6 x 41.3 inch
Photography

$1,617

Vincent Osemwegie, Man III, Drawing

Vincent Osemwegie

Man III, 2013
37 x 25.2 inch
Drawing

$1,733

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

$3,605

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

$9,242

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Extramuros, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Extramuros, 2010
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,004

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Stories, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Stories, 2012
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$4,159

N'Krumah Lawson Daku, Stories, Photography

N'Krumah Lawson Daku

Stories, 2012
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$3,004

Omar Logang, The morning light, Painting

Omar Logang

The morning light, 2007
44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,242

Our recommendations Magdy Basstorous, Untitled #1, Painting

Magdy Basstorous

Untitled #1, 2015
44.5 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$2,888

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - La Salle de Classe, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - La Salle de Classe, 2002
23.6 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$4,044

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski, #003 foulard, Painting

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski

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

$809

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

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

$4,044

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski, #004 foulard, Painting

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski

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

$809

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