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HOW AFRICAN ART ECOSYSTEMS WAS STRUCTURED BEFORE 2010 AND HOW IT APPEARS NOW

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NXT.ART Pavilion

Naomi Edobor
Dica Arts, Curator & Co-Founder
Tokini Peterside
ART X Collective, Founder & CEO
Olivia Anani
Africa + Modern and Contemporary Art Department Piasa, Co-Director
Papa Omotayo
A Whitespace Creative Agency and Creative Director MOE+ Art and Architecture, Founder
Oyindamola Fakeye
CCA Lagos, Creative Director

The African art ecosystem has evolved and risen at an exponential rate on the global stage with the increase of art fairs on the continent, galleries dedicated to promoting a larger appreciation of art from Africa and digital tools to make it accessible to both local and international audiences. This has been matched by the influx of artists on the continent and its diaspora—you have more people who know they can survive as artists, curators and cultural workers. The increase in value and awareness of what is commonly labelled as “African Art” shows indicators of a flourishing ecosystem and market. However, this evokes the question of How to build a sustainable African art ecosystem? How was the African art ecosystem structured before 2010? What is the motivation and core interests of key players who have supported the evolution of African art? What appears to be the future trend and recommendation to maintain a sustainable African art ecosystem?


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