top of page

Image: Detail of Nicholas Hlobo's Umphokoqo, at Strauss & Co, Contemporary auction 2020. Image by Mary Corrigall


The Future of the African Art


How is the African art market going to change?

28 May - Webinar

The African art ecosystem has evolved exponentially over the last decade, and in the wake of Covid-19 it is set for further changes. In this masterclass, Mary Corrigall, the prominent South African art critic, writer, art historian, will present an overview of how the ecosystem has developed over the last decade, with a view to identifying which segments and conditions may be diminshed, contract or grow.  


Sharing their experiences and insights into the future of the African art market, interviews with the following leaders will feature;


Touria El Glaoui - the founding director of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which takes place in London, New York and Marrakech


Christophe Person - head of Contemporary African art at Piasa, the French auction house and independent curator


Delphine Lopez - director Cecile Fakhoury gallery, Dakar, Abidjan, Paris


Baylon Sandri - director Smac gallery, Cape Town, Joburg and Stellenbosch

Drawing from Contemporary African Ecology: A Decade of Curating, the masterclass will begin with an overview of the forces that have thus far shaped, driven and distorted the structure of the African art ecosystem(s) with reference to different art capitals on the continent. 


The 2 hour masterclass will conclude with plotting future developments and directions that the African art market may take as the global market shifts to compensate for the fall-out of the Covid-19 pandemic.


This masterclass will be delivered in a webinar format on Zoom. Places are limited so that there is time to answer questions and to have a discussion at the end.

PDF Combo: There is a special price for those who wish to also purchase a PDF copy of the landmark Contemporary African Ecology: A Decade of Curating    which forms this basis of this masterclass.

When: Thursday 28 May  - 10.30am until 12.30  (Time zone in Johannesburg (GMT+2)

Where: Zoom Webinar 


Masterclass: R470/€23/£20 /$25

Masterclass & PDF: R890/€44/£38 /$48

AVA , KZNSA members and Students receive a 20% discount. Apply here for code. 

bottom of page