Updated: Nov 11, 2020
5 websites where you can experience unique African contemporary art from the comfort of your home
It’s interesting and quiet challenging times that we find ourselves in today. The impact of Covid19 and the various restrictions placed in countries around the world have undoubtedly left the art world in question, asking: “what’s next?”.
An answer many organisations, galleries and artists alike are still trying to figure out.
Thanks to technology we can fill some of these gaps that the industry is facing with some new & exciting digital experiences. Galleries and artists have come together to give us a digital experience of artworks and exhibitions aimed at easing our contemporary art FOMO, but more importantly to give us an opportunity to support the creative industry during these uncertain times.
1. August House
The exhibition titled ‘the studio is a sacred place’ is the Johannesburg based artist studio August houses’ direct response to the current challenges that affect artists during the Covid19. It features two exhibition rooms of multiple artworks that honestly give us the intimate feeling of being in an actual exhibition space. See a snippet of our journey below:
2. Zeitz MOCAA
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is giving us an exclusive insight into its exhibitions, along with audio tours of the prestigious buildings’ architecture. There are 3 online art exhibitions, namely: The Main Complaint, Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era and Still Here Tomorrow to High-Five You Yesterday. We highly recommend this website as it also has some amazing content and articles on the African art scene.
The independent art space based in Stockholm offers us an insider’s look into their exhibition spaces which are filled with captivating art from their multi-themed exhibits. They offer a 360 view of their latest exhibition titled Black Voices/Black Microcosm, that will be running until May 14, 2020.
The Johannesburg based transformative art space serves as a gallery, artist studio, shop and project space is giving us a whole range of online tours looking at multiple themes works such: Blue is The Warmest Colour, The Zeitgeist and Metamorphisis and Seeking love, amongst others. The 3D tours are of past and present exhibitions that the space has hosted over the years.
Maybe Try Something a Little More Interactive??