Podcasts

The Art of Disruption: Alexis Peskine

by Will McBain

Join us for a conversation with the enigmatic Alexis Peskine. Hear about his journey shooting hoops on stretched-out summer days in the 1990s with future All-Star compatriot Tony Parker, securing three art degrees while picking up the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, and finding his true calling along a road less traveled...

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The Art of Disruption: Ablade Glover

by Will McBain

Join us for a conversation with Ablade Glover, one of Ghana's greatest ever painters. We're talking about his art career that's spanned several decades right through from Ghana's independence in 1957 to the social media age.

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The Art of Disruption: Serge Attukwei Clottey

by Will McBain

Serge Clottey is an inspirational artist from Ghana, who's built his very own yellow brick road, challenged gender stereotypes in Accra and achieved widespread international success. Here he talks about how he's fighting for his families land rights and how his creativity has been impacted by Covid.

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The Art of Disruption: Michael Soi

by Will McBain

Michael Soi is one of the most unflinching and prolific artists alive. A living embodiment of art meeting power, here he tells Turbare how his art speaks about the topics and realities that others would rather he left unsaid.

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The Art of Disruption: Artificial Intelligence is revolutionising art

by Will McBain

Artificial intelligence (AI) is causing a revolution in the African art market. On this episode we hear from Turbare and SuperFluidLabs, who've built a machine learning model that offers transparency to investors looking to build an art collection.

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The Art of Disruption: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

by Will McBain

Turbare speaks to Touria El Glaoui, the founder of 1-54 Contemporary African Art fair, to hear how she's bringing art from Africa to an ever increasing international audience.

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Articles

Alexis Peskine’s spiritually charged art delivers with pin-point accuracy

by Will McBain

The French artist tells Turbare how he’s gained inspiration from the power figures of Central Africa to hold up a mirror up to society.

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Trailblazing October Gallery chops down obstacles for contemporary African artists

by Will McBain

Their mission was to ‘give value to artists from everywhere in the world’. Now one of October Gallery’s directors reflects on how their early ambitions helped propel a global art movement.

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Figurative painting gets a shot in the arm from African art’s contemporary and modern masters

by Adora Mba

Art insider Adora Mba tells the story of Africa's figurative painters and how they're moulding the future of the genre, as auction prices soar.

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As demand for African art soars, galleries must take the initiative

by Rachel Oteng-Lartey

Turbare will equip a new collector class with data and ease of access to African art: meaning galleries can reach an ever widening audience, says curator and gallery manager, Rachel Oteng-Lartey.

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Ablade Glover: the celebrated Ghanaian artist who saw an empire stripped down, as his palette knife told a thousand stories

by Will McBain

Professor Ablade Glover tells Turbare exactly why crowds excite him, as the legendary figure passes the baton to a new generation of artists, showing at his Accra gallery

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Michael Soi: the Kenyan artist throwing jabs at the establishment whilst casting a sharp eye on society

by Will McBain

One of Africa’s best known artists, Michael Soi has become famous for taking on China with his distinctive satirical style. Here he tells Turbare his ‘China Loves Africa’ series is complete, as Nairobi’s smut and sordidness continues to inspire.

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Serge Clottey: the artist who built a real life yellow brick road

by Will McBain

The unconventional artist Serge Clottey tells Turbare he used lockdown to develop his painting style, as he continues to lead his GoLokal collective in shining a light on Ghana’s environmental and gender debates

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Ghana to the world: Contemporary art scene boosted by international acclaim

by Henrika Amoafo

Contemporary art from Ghana is seizing global attention. Here is your guide to seven dynamic contemporary Ghanaian artists that you should know.

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Art as Educator: The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art Opens in Nigeria

by Will McBain

The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art offers up the soul of Nigeria through its art, communicating the nation’s culture, traditions and history to an expectant generation

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An art dealers blueprint to collecting art from Africa

by Will McBain

Buying art for the first time can be a confusing endeavour. In this interview however, Art dealer and art advisor João Ferreira explains how you can get involved in the market, while giving some pointers as to which artists he thinks represent great value

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In conversation with October Gallery’s Elisabeth Lalouschek

by Will McBain

Prior to their reopening after months in lockdown, Turbare spoke to Elisabeth Lalouschek, to find out what drives the pioneering art gallery’s ethos.

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African art market soars as global institutions seize the moment

by Rachel Oteng-Lartey

With global art institutions diversifying their collections, African art is stepping into the spotlight. Curator and gallery manager Rachel Oteng-Lartey says now is the time to invest.

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African artists invigorate the global market as investors pile in

by Will McBain

Initially driven by a market of local investors, art from African artists is now becoming hot property among international collectors. In this piece industry insiders share their predictions of how the market will grow, and how prospective buyers can engage the scene.

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Setting the stage for the African art industry take off at home

by Sinmi Olayebi

African art is breathing new life into the continent, as prices at auctions soar. African art industry insider Sinmi Olayebi now expects an uptick of local collectors.

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African art is breaking records at auction. Here’s your guide to twelve of the biggest recent sales

by Henrika Amoafo

The African Art market is exploding in value. Turbare’s Henrika Amoafo gives you a rundown of top-selling works.

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Jess Castellote on building the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art in Nigeria

by Will McBain

Lagos-based Spanish architect, Jess Castellote, expresses hopes for stimulating a local collector base within Africa that will invest in their home-grown talent

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A new vision for African art collectors at home and abroad

by Will McBain

Art from Africa is rapidly increasing in popularity. Before the market becomes saturated, new investors should strategise and get serious about collecting, says experienced South African art dealer

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