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Does African art have to bear the responsibility of a positive social message?

Arts for Arts sake? Ask me if I agree with this much over-used phrase, and my answer would be an unequivocal yes. Of course, art does not have to have a message. It can be enjoyed simply for its aesthetic beauty. Real art isn’t about messages, doesn’t necessarily say anything. It is an arrangement of […]

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Attending the opening of MOCAA, Africa’s ‘Tate Modern’

We ware part of history in the making when we attended the launch of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), which opened to much fanfare in Cape Town, South Africa this September.  The significance of this cannot be over-stated, with 100 exhibition rooms, the Zeitz MOCAA is Africa’s largest museum, and more importantly, it’s […]

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Seeing in the Dark: challenging how we use our senses to perceive art

It has always been my desire for Create Hub to present a multi-sensory experience, and not simply limited to using one of our senses, namely sight, to stare at pictures on a wall. Our current art exhibition ‘Seeing in Dark’ has been a truly wonderful realization of this desire. As Picasso said; “Painting is a […]

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Art, Community and the Creative Economy

The idea is to speak about African Artists and analyse how the art is helping communities to sustain themselves, the many initiatives that are evolving on the continent helping children and rural areas to face the social problems and talk about them. “What makes people love where they live and why does it matter?” A study led by […]

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Magical Mozambique

The writer Ernest Hemingway once said, “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy”. That is exactly how I felt on my most recent trip to Mozambique. I travelled back to this beautiful country just over a month ago to visit my friend, Barbara Karoline Hofmann, the […]

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African Art sets on fire the auctions houses in London!

Sotheby’s first auction in the sector has shown that by providing contemporary African artists with an international platform, the response of collectors and institutions is lively and receptive. It’s a fact that contemporary African art entered in international markets. The demand for works created by African artists is growing, and the prices of art objects […]

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interview with Le Petit Journal

I have spent a beautiful morning chatting to Marie-Jeanne Acquaviva, Editor and literary translator at Le Petit Journal. ‍ Le Petit Journal is a daily newspaper dedicated to the community of French expatriates and French speakers. Created in 2001 in Mexico, it offers a mix of general and local information in 67 cities around the […]

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Interview with Goumbook

In occasion of Quoz Fest 2019 under theme “Sustainability” it was our privilege to release an interview for Goumbook and chat about art and recycling! Goumbook is the main reference on green practices for environmentally conscious people and businesses across the UAE and the Gulf region. It is an organization aiming at raising awareness on […]

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