The Armory Show, one of New York’s art scene highlights, begins this March – with a two-day symposium ‘African Perspectives’ dedicated to African contemporary art.

Curated by Contemporary And founders Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba, the events seem promising. Here are some of the highlights:

Ghanaian sculptor and artist El Anatsui and South African artist Sam Nhlengethwa will be discussing African art on the first day of the Armory Show 2016 at Looking back, Leading the way (March 3). The discussion will be moderated by Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos founder Bisi Silva.

Man's Cloth II, 2006 © El Anatsui

South African artist Robin Rhode has curated a video-art programme titled Section Cinéma (March 6). All of the works featured in the series of videos are from the South African Emile Stipp Collection.

Young Global Contemporaries (March 5) does what it says on the tin. Young African artists will discuss their craft and their experiences in the profession. Doual’Art curator Yves Makongo will moderate the discussion with the three young artists that includes Nengi Omuku.

Stay, 2011 © Nengi Omuku

Diaspora and continent-based artists will come together for ME/WE: Creating Collectively (March 5) to discuss the emergence of African art collectives and their impact on the industry like that of Laboratoire Agit’Art, Dakar.

Issa Samb, Laboratoire Agit'Art, Dakar. Film still from La Coquille (2010) © Antje Majewski

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