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Art in China and Africa explored by panel of experts

The relationship between China and Africa, seen through the eyes of artists, was explained at the FCC as Art Basel kicked off in Hong Kong.

Left to right: McKinsey's Georges Desvaux, Meg Maggio, Director, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing and Hong Kong;  and photographic artist Pieter Hugo. Photo: Sarah Graham/FCC
Left to right: McKinsey’s Georges Desvaux, Meg Maggio, Director, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing and Hong Kong; and photographic artist Pieter Hugo. Photo: Sarah Graham/FCC

A panel featuring a photographic artist, a curator, and an expert on African and Asian growth strategies discussed the evolution of contemporary art in Asia.

Panelists included Natasha Becker, who curates exhibitions in Cape Town’s Goodman Gallery, as well as organising public programs in global art history at Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts.

Photographic artist Pieter Hugo discussed how his upbringing as South African apartheid ended influenced him to create portrait photography across Africa’s marginalized communities, in places including Rwanda, exploring how history had left its mark on the younger generation.

Watch the full talk here.




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