By Tajudeen Sowole (Just back from Dubai, UAE)
From the modest photography pieces by a diaspora Nigerian artist, Otobong Nkanga, that were shown in the booth of Paris, France-based In Situ Gallery, the African flavour at Art Dubai 2017 in the UAE, offered a welcome treat inside the fair’s Contemporary space.
|Visitors at the Modern Galleries section of Art Dubai 2017|
But further down the extreme end of the same space at Madinat Jumeirah, came some daring, bold paintings of Ethiopian artist, Dawit Abebe. The paintings, which loomed over the space from a distance, were shown by London, U.K.-based Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. The strength of contemporary African