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          Andile Dyalvane - Almas Art Foundation book
          Almas Art Foundation launches monograph and film on Andile Dyalvane

          16 Feb 2024 (1 min) read

          The Almas Art Foundation’s latest project is a book and documentary film exploring the trajectory of ceramic artist Andile Dyalvane’s practice from its beginnings in the Eastern Cape.

          The 184-page publication, Ancestral Wisdom: Ubunzululwazi Lwabaphantsi, provides a career survey with insightful texts by Olivia Barrell and Alexis Nkuthazo Dyalvane. The documentary, filmed in Dyalvane’s Salt River studio, Southern Guild’s Cape Town gallery and other locations, features interviews with the artist and his close collaborators.

          Andile Dyalvane - Almas Art Foundation launch
          Andile Dyalvane - Almas Art Foundation book launch

          The gallery and foundation co-hosted the project’s launch during the week of the 2024 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, accompanied by a presentation bringing together works from some of Dyalvane’s most significant series to date.

          The Almas Art Foundation is a London-based non-profit organisation committed to celebrating the invaluable contributions made by African and African diaspora artists to modern and contemporary visual arts. Almas aims to present and create an awareness about the practices of established and mid-career African and African diaspora artists through a programme of publications, exhibitions and films, documenting these artists’ practices for a new generation of African artists, scholars and the wider international art community.

          The organisation fosters collaborations with emerging artists, creative practitioners, curators and writers to support the arts ecosystem in Africa and facilitate residencies through partnerships with universities, institutions and independent initiatives.

          Watch the film here.

          The book is available for purchase on the Almas Art Foundation's website.