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


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Lot 97
  • Samira Saidi; Ecosystems of Healing No. 16
  • Samira Saidi; Ecosystems of Healing No. 16
  • Samira Saidi; Ecosystems of Healing No. 16


Lot Estimate
ZAR 45 000 - 65 000
Selling Price
Unsold
Location
Cape Town
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About this Item

Ghanaian 1995-
Ecosystems of Healing No. 16

accompanied by a digital Latitudes Online certificate of authenticity, signed, dated 2021, numbered 1/5, inscribed with the title and medium

photo exposure on Fuji paper
image size: 40 by 60cm; 52 by 72 by 3,5cm including frame

Notes

Ecosystems of Healing is a photographic series depicting the importance of mental health, focusing particularly on the artist's personal experience bridging West Africa and the diaspora. The series explores the different understandings of what it means to be mentally well in a system that has been largely constructed from a Western point of view. Prevailing understandings of trauma and mental well-being have been shaped by the experience of the West and often impede the effective implementation of diverse interventions originating from the Global South. With her enigmatic and moving images, like the present lot, Samira Saidi explores how African communities use family, nature, and spirituality to mould the foundation of mental well-being.

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

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