South Africa art fair showcases works from across the continent

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People looking at works on show at FNB Joburg Art Fair

If you’re at a loose end in Johannesburg over the weekend, you could take in some culture, with the South African city hosting a big art fair until Sunday.

The BBC’s Milton Nkosi says this year the FNB Joburg Art Fair has a special focus on East Africa – with Wangechi Mutu, one of Kenya’s most celebrated artists, as a main attraction. This is one of her pieces called “Sleeping Serpent II”:

Wangechi Mutu artwork

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Soweto-born Monna Mokoena, who owns MoMo gallery in Johannesburg, recreated the studio of George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba, regarded as one of South Africa’s great painters:

Here at my bro Mmonna Mokoena has re-created a George Pemba studio as it used to be back in da day

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“African art is taking its rightful place at the top table of the world’s greatest body of works.”

Monna Mokoena

Johannesburg-born artist William Kentridge is also on show:

The fair has 80 exhibitions with galleries from more than 17 countries across Africa, Europe and the United States.

Crows seem to be a theme – this is by Ugandan artist Paul Ndema:

A Paul Ndema painting

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