African Art, Curation, Exhibitions, Art Fairs, the evolving Gallery, Bitcoins, and what’s next the Market?


The last several years has changed the art world in ways that are necessary, ways that make it apparent that there is a paradigm shift taking hold and in ways that heighten the need for a more sustainable change. Art is and has been a commodity. For African art, it has shifted in the lastContinue reading “African Art, Curation, Exhibitions, Art Fairs, the evolving Gallery, Bitcoins, and what’s next the Market?”

BRONX: AFRICA


As an African whose father first came to the US in the 1950’s to go to school and returned in 1962 with my American mother whose Caribbean heritage is from Trinidad and Jamaica, I spent most of my summers in the US as a child and came to live like my father in the 1980’sContinue reading “BRONX: AFRICA”

Bronx Africa at the Bronx Council on the Arts


Last month, I returned to my role as a curator – exploring Africans in the Bronx. This blog will explore my process from inception to the role of programming and community engagement. I will join LeRonn Brooks as we explore Africa in the Bronx. Here is my first draft of my curatorial concept: BRONX /Continue reading “Bronx Africa at the Bronx Council on the Arts”

Striving to be Ghana’s Premier Fashion School: Vogue Style School of Fashion and Design


  Photo of Joyce Ababio This is the seventh blog in my series, The Pulse of Africa talking with Global Africans working in Africa and across the Diaspora. It takes an inside view on Africa’s progress, issues on arts and culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. See the series here. I began this blog on the dayContinue reading “Striving to be Ghana’s Premier Fashion School: Vogue Style School of Fashion and Design”

The Pulse of Africa: Bongani Madondo, a South African journalist, arts critic, and writer


by Atim Annette Oton The Pulse of Africa is a series by Atim Annette Oton talking with Africans in Africa and across the Diaspora on Africa’s progress, issues on culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. Bongani Madondo is a South African journalist, writer and arts critic. He is my South African friend: I call him my brother from anotherContinue reading “The Pulse of Africa: Bongani Madondo, a South African journalist, arts critic, and writer”

The Pulse of Africa: Kibonen Nfi, a Cameroonian Fashion/Image Consultant


by Atim Annette Oton The Pulse of Africa is a series by Atim Annette Oton talking with Africans in Africa and across the Diaspora on Africa’s progress, issues on culture, technology and opportunities in this decade. Kibonen Nfi is a Certified Image Consultant who studied International Trade and Marketing in the fashion industry at the Fashion InstituteContinue reading “The Pulse of Africa: Kibonen Nfi, a Cameroonian Fashion/Image Consultant”