This article from Le Monde introduces French-speaking readers to The Africa Center.
Our stunning Senufo helmet mask features prominently in The Wall Street Journal's review of the exhibition "Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa", curated by Constantine Petridis and Susan Gagliardi at The Cleveland Museum of Art.
Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh created the installation "Lagos State of Mind II" as part of our "Meet The Africa Center" event in September 2014. The project made Okayafrica's "The Best African Art in 2014"!
Hadeel Ibrahim is the 30-year-old force of nature behind the Africa Center in New York City, which opens its doors to the public for the first time tonight.
September 15, 2014Okayafrica Curates A Stage At ‘Meet The Africa Center’ In Harlem
Okayafrica curates a stage at "Meet The Africa Center," a free one-day extravaganza to introduce the New York community to its new neighbor in Harlem.
The Museum's exhibition "Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist" at the Tate Modern over the summer is featured in this article about the recent changes and growth in African art.
"There is no African institute in this city, where we can exhibit our art and culture and hold debates about African issues."
September 29, 2013Afropop Worldwide — New Africa Center Launches in Style
"The new institution will continue to focus on art, but also on the pressing issues and opportunities of the 'new Africa.'"
September 28, 2013The Wall Street Journal–The Africa Center’s Journey in N.Y.
"Ibrahim El-Salahi, A Visionary Modernist is about an exemplar of African modernism whose pioneering works on paper and canvas(as well as writings) represent an artist who adroitly out-maneuvered and persevered political ideological entrapments and societal prejudices."
September 4, 2013Hyperallergic — Two Pioneers of Arab Abstraction, Side by Side
"El-Salahi's artistic syncretism was a foundation of the Khartoum School, giving rise to a new lexicon of organically-inflected abstraction."