Regular followers of this blog may have noticed an unusual lapse in posting over the last month or so… my apologies. There’s a good excuse, though, which is that I have recently relocated to New York, to take up a job at the Museum for African Art! I’ll be getting involved with some exciting projects over the next couple of years, including this exhibition by Jane Alexander which is coming up soon at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Museum for African Art is currently in a transitional period and awaiting the opening of its new building, but there is plenty going on in the meantime, which you can find out about here.
I’m thrilled about my new position but sad to leave London and all the exciting things happening there. Most of all, I think it’s important to keep documenting and sharing all the great work relating to Africa that’s being done by artists, curators, gallerists and others in London right now. So I’m looking for a volunteer to take over updating this blog, and its Twitter feed.
It’s not a difficult or especially time-consuming job, and can be very rewarding. In fact, it’s really whatever you want it to be. The blog archive that has built up over the last few years offers a good starting point in terms of identifying some of the key museums, galleries and individuals working in the area, but there’s always more to add. I’ve tended to focus on contemporary visual arts, but there’s definitely scope to broaden the range of topics covered. Staying up to date with everything that’s going on is a challenge (and I haven’t always succeeded…) but I’m very happy to work with the new writer on ways of keeping track of events, developing useful contacts etc.
If you’re interested, please get in touch with me (Evelyn) at firstname.lastname@example.org, telling me a little about yourself and why you’d like to take charge of African Art in London. Possible things to include:
- why you’re interested in African Art
- your interpretation of what the blog African Art in London is about
- what you think running the blog involves (or how you would approach the task)
- ways that you would hope to develop the blog
- a link to something you’ve written (doesn’t have to be about art)
- a sample post for a forthcoming exhibition or event (doesn’t have to be Africa-based)
You’ve got until the end of January. Good luck!