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Our 2020 Exhibit : Golden Reflections of Layered Lives by Elizabeth Martineau

Golden Reflections of Layered Lives is a luminous body of work created by DC-based Haitian artist Elizabeth Martineau during the lockdown. In this work, Martineau revisits her trademark themes while also surprising us with subjects born from an inspiration that travels from her native Haiti to the African continent. In spite of the challenges brought by covid-19, African Art Beats decided to curate the exhibit so that art lovers deprived of live art experiences this year could view something beautiful, in the safest possible way. The exhibit, which opened on October 23 and will be on view until December 11, can be visited virtually and physically. Virtually, we have tried to develop an experience as close as possible as to the live one; physically,...

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Three Questions for Pascal Konan

Pascal, how did you experience confinement in Côte d’Ivoire?  An artist usually needs to self-confine to work, but this confinement was different as the pandemic forced it upon us, and for an unlimited time.Inspiration needs to be nurtured and there it was suddenly suspended...

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Thinking of you

Just a short note to say that we are thinking of you. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and finding ways to cope during these tumultuous times. The gallery is closed until further notice, but we remain available by email and phone. Our next exhibit, planned for early May, is postponed. In the meantime, please visit the gallery online. New artists and artworks continue to grace it periodically. We are in constant communication with our artist partners and are happy to report that they are in good health and good spirits in spite of the challenges facing them.   Flashback, Flashforward Earlier this year, we delved into the vibrant artistic scene of Benin, Ghana and Togo. There, we...

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AAB's Holiday Exhibition

African Art Beats' Cleveland Park gallery opened its doors again this holiday season to art lovers and collectors in the Washington, D.C. area. Centered around Gérard Gabayen's new series, Next Generation, the exhibit also features new paintings, mixed media, and sculptures from emerging and established contemporary artists: Camille Tété Azankpo, Jean Sewonou, Méné, Pascal Konan, Saadio, Souleymane Konate, and Yakhya Ba. 

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African Art Beats in the News.

So excited for African Art Beats to be featured in French Morning, news site for Francophones and Francophiles in the United States. https://frenchmorning.com/de-traductrice-a-galeriste-anne-beatrix-keller-change-de-tableau/  

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