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Ruth Ige


The works are captured with flowing feminine impact. This emphasized femininity, playing with a dark hue of blue expresses and counters the traditional light and grandiose contexts that masculine depictions of the divine are depicted in the Western context.

Themba Tsotsi on the work of Ruth Ige
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Trashy History: Tinotenda Chivinge’s Zimbabwe Birds


Today, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe displays birds made of trash and platforms artists who revel in the rubbish heap. This is by no means a decline in sculptural quality, and I don’t intend to deprecate the curatorial work happening at NGZ either.

Rory Tsapayi on the role of trash in Zimbabwean art

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Maimouna Guerresi: VOLTA New York


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Aida Muluneh


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Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)


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