Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present

Live Virtual Auction, 19 February 2024

Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present
About the Session

From Thomas Baines to Jake Aikman, Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present will showcase art by pioneering modernist and trailblazing contemporary artists, spanning 175 years of visual landscape painting on the African continent. This comprehensive auction reveals a nuanced understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, and environmental contexts that have shaped artistic representations of the landscape. Through an examination of various themes, the auction seeks to engage viewers in a dialogue that transcends time and space, connecting past representations to contemporary perspectives. The auction attempts to engage with the diversity of artists that have shaped and continue to shape the depiction of Africa through time.

The auction invites viewers on a captivating journey through the artistic expressions that mirror the multifaceted nature of African terrain. Through meticulous  curation and insightful analysis, the catalogue aspires to be a valuable resource for scholars, art enthusiasts and anyone eager to embark on a thought-provoking exploration of Africa’s rich and complex artistic heritage.

Curatorial Voices
Recognising the dynamic discourse surrounding African Landscape, both past and present, the auction features texts by invited contemporary curators responding to the auction selection and themes. As external voices, they provide critical insights into the complexities of the landscape theme. By amplifying these contemporary perspectives, the exhibition seeks to bridge the gap between traditional representations and the ever-evolving discourse on the role of African art within the global art market.

Azza Satti, Independent Curator, Kenya
Azu Nwagbogu, Founder and Director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), Nigeria
Camilla van Hoogstraten, Head of Sales, Latitudes Online
Ugoma Ebilah, Curator, Gallerist & Founder of Bloom Art
Nkgopoleng Moloi, Independent Curator, South Africa


Sold for

Unsold
Lot 61
  • Miska Mohmmed; Autumn Forests


Lot Estimate
ZAR 140 000 - 160 000
Selling Price
Unsold
Make an Offer
The item was unsold and may still be available

About this Item

Sudanese 1995-
Autumn Forests

signed and dated 23; accompanied by an Out of Africa certificate of authenticity signed by the gallery manager, dated, inscribed with the artist's name, the title and medium

acrylic and markers on canvas
90 by 180cm, unframed

Notes

The present lot is in Barcelona, Spain. For shipping enquiries, please contact shipping@straussart.co.za. Please note that delivery costs and any additional import or other taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Miska Mohmmed explores the experience of landscape through her works by reducing it to undulating lines, forms, and colour. She draws inspiration from her hometown of Khartoum in Sudan, which is nestled at the confluence of the White Nile and Blue Nile. The present lot certainly looks as if it could be a swirling reflection of the city on the river at night. Autumn Forests is colourful, vibrant, and vibrating with energy; the viewer’s eyes are never at rest but are drawn from side to side over the layers of the terrain.

This lot has been selected by Curatorial Voice: Camilla van Hoogstraten.

Exhibited

Out of Africa, Spain, Highlands of Sudan Solo Exhibition, 28 October to 3 December 2023.

View all Miska Mohmmed lots for sale in this auction


Other lots that might interest you
Tegene Kunbi; Untitled
Tegene Kunbi
Untitled
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000
Ablade Glover; People Scene B12/14
Ablade Glover
People Scene B12/14
ZAR 300 000 - 500 000
Hussein Salim; Midlands II
Hussein Salim
Midlands II
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Jake Aikman; Night Blooms II
Jake Aikman
Night Blooms II
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Thameur Mejri; Two Figures at War
Thameur Mejri
Two Figures at War
ZAR 140 000 - 180 000
Zolile Phetshane; Stories Told in Colour
Zolile Phetshane
Stories Told in Colour
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000