1-54 Public Programme London
4 -7 October 2018
Contemporary African Art Ecology
African contemporary art has operated in and become a part of its own idiosyncratic ecosystem. Mary Corrigall (Founder and Director of Corrigall & Co) is committed to deconstructing and understanding each ‘element’ of this nascent ecosystem through in-depth art reports. She will introduce Corrigall & Co.’s inaugural report by presenting a map that offers insights into the rising visibility of art from the continent and its anticipated future growth. Mary Corrigall is a Cape Town based contemporary African art specialist and researcher. She has been reporting on and analysing contemporary African art for 15 years as an art journalist and academic. She pursued this category as a research associate at the University of Johannesburg and as a full-time art critic at the Joburg-based The Sunday Independent for a decade. She has written for numerous South African, PanAfrican publications, art and academic journals and produced numerous monograph texts for artists. CNN, the European Commission, the English Academy of South Africa, have all awarded her arts journalism. In 2015 she established Corrigall & Co art consultancy, which, drawing from her contemporaries insight on the continent, is focussed on producing industry art reports mapping and revealing the shifting dynamics underpinning the art eco-system particular to contemporary art from the African continent. The first was released in early October.
Image: © Katrina Sorrentino