THE CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART ECOLOGY
Why has contemporary art from Africa been gaining prominence over the last decade? Where and through which people, places or types of institutions has this taken place?
In order to derive insight into the rise of contemporary African art, it is necessary, if not expedient, to group activities relating to it in order to grasp the attitudes, conditions and contexts that have perpetuated or bear down on this geographical (and still racially defined) art category. As such, ‘African contemporary art’ has operated in and become part of its own idiosyncratic art ecosystem. As the African art ecology is in its nascence the term pertains to the network that has evolved to support, professionalise art production and validate art.
Corrigall & Co is committed to deconstructing and understanding each ‘element’ of this ecology through an art report mode that we have evolved (and will continue to craft) so that complex, dense information, opinions and insights from the top end to the bottom can be considered and distilled for those committed to growing this category to better understand the territory.