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African Masters

Friday – 7:30pm

With in-depth access to some of the world’s most collectable artists, African Masters presents a unique and insightful view of contemporary African art.

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EPISODES



Season 1
  • Season 1 | Episode 1 
    Revelations
    This episode looks at historical landmarks in Contemporary African art and question the idea of being considered an 'African' artist.
  • Season 1 | Episode 2 
    Creations
    This episode takes us on a Globe hopping trip around the world from New York to Dakar, London to Lagos, we see first-hand what it takes to live and breathe as an artist.
  • Season 1 | Episode 3 
    Going Global
    We highlight the business of the art world around the globe and speak to gallery owners, high end collectors, auction houses and curators on the impact of contemporary African art.
  • Season 1 | Episode 4 
    Artis Profiles: Nigeria & Ghana
    Behind the scenes footage of artists’ studios and workspaces, featuring El Anatsui and Ablade Glover.
  • Season 1 | Episode 5 
    Artist Profiles: London
    Behind the scenes footage of artists’ studios and workspaces, featuring Ousmane Sow, Soly Cissé and Julien Sinzogan.
  • Season 1 | Episode 6 
    Artist Profiles: Senegal
    Behind the scenes footage of artists’ studios and workspaces, featuring Bruce Onobrakpeya, Sokari Douglas-Camp and Mary Evans.
  • Season 1 | Episode 7 
    Angola Rising
    In this episode of African Masters we discover the spiritual, eclectic, and eco-friendly side of Angolan art, where we journey with rising artists and understand how they find inspiration everywhere.
  • Season 1 | Episode 8 
    Abidjan: Ivorian Art
    Misconstrued and thought of as paintings only, this episode sheds light on the various forms of contemporary art from Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire. We learn of the photography, graffiti, and artistic installations that fill the contemporary space.
  • Season 1 | Episode 9 
    Rising Stars: Tanzania
    African Masters seeks out contemporary creators of Tanzania’s internationally recognized Tingatinga art and the rising stars of undiscovered art scenes in the East African country.
  • Season 1 | Episode 10 
    Rising Stars: Ethiopia
    Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa is home to Africa’s oldest art school and since the end of communist rule in 1991, the city has been at the center of an art renaissance.