In Paris, an art fair called Also Known as Africa, attracts over a hundred artists and more than 40 exhibitors. The fair is used as a platform to showcase contempory African Art and creative design to European audiences.
Art historian Benedicte Savoy and economics researcher Felwine Sarr spoke to DW about the return of looted objects from France, as museums around Europe grapple with the question of what to do with colonial artifacts.
Works from Africa are in many German museums, including in the Cologne Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum. A new cooperation project with Kenya aims to establish the provenance of its exhibits.
Female artists are still often overshadowed by their male colleagues, with many unknown or forgotten to history. But a French nonprofit wants to change that with a new archive to "bring visibility to women artists."
African museum directors have welcomed an expert report advising the French government to return thousands of cultural artifacts and artworks. The move could put pressure on other former colonizers, Germany included.
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