Behind the masks in West Africa

CULTURE, ART, FOOD & DRINKS

Photographer Selim Harbi was drawn to West Africa for its culture and its handicrafts — specifically, its masks.

When he visited the region in 2014, he spent time asking people all about the masks: their meanings, the tribes they belonged to, the symbolism behind them. READ MORE.

Why ‘outstanding’ and ‘affordable’ African art is
so hot right now

 

The champagne flows, the bidders haggle and the unmistakable crack of the gavel sounds. The scene could easily be set at the dapper auction houses of London or New York. But this is the Circle Art auction in Nairobi, Kenya — East Africa’s only contemporary art auction. READ HERE

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