Axis Gallery

Gallery in The Bushwick area

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Axis Gallery was founded in 1997 as the only US gallery promoting both "traditional" and contemporary art from Southern Africa. During the last decade, however, both programs have broadened beyond this regional focus. Axis Gallery now covers all of Africa, better fulfilling what the name Axis was chosen to evoke: the intersection of two great cultural axes, Africa and the West.

Today, Axis Gallery shows contemporary art by African artists at its Williamsburg gallery and other venues. Axis has adopted a more project-oriented program, including artist residencies, international cultural collaborations, and training opportunities.

Axis Gallery's director, Lisa Brittan, and curator, Gary van Wyk, trained both as artists and art historians in South Africa during the 1980s, and were active in the anti-apartheid Resistance Art Movement. In addition, Lisa Brittan is a documentary filmmaker and Gary van Wyk, Ph.D., is a scholar of African art and an editor. They have served as guest curators, exhibition consultants, and collection appraisers, and have contributed to the collections of leading museums in the United States and internationally.

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Permanent Artists/Collection

Clinton Fein, Stephen Hobbs, Fritha Langeman, Greg Marinovich, Leonie Marinovich, Rudzani Nemasetoni, Jo Ractliffe, Jurgen Schadeberg, Brent Stirton

Opening hours

From 12:00 to 18:00
sundays opening at 13:00, sundays closing at 17:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays




Address: 50-52 Dobbin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: 212-741-2582 Fax: 212-924-2522

Between Norman and Nassau Aves. Subway: G to Nassau Avenue

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