In order to make a statement on the global financial crises and the culture of spending beyond ones' limits,  artist Sébastien Bouchard in an exhibition in Dakar, Senegal  used the iconic  Louis Vuitton monogram to create an elaborately designed  African calabash. The aim in doing so was to juxtapose a symbol of everyday necessities daily life in African communities vs  desires of Western life. [...]
South Africa is known for having a variety of bold, talented and creative people. Amongst them, Mary Sibande stands out as a revolutionary artist, whose works have uplifted a centuries old profession that is historically rife with pain and anger: the maid. She lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa, speaks Swati, Zulu and English and is also a painter, sculptor and performance artist. [...]