Tate Extends Its Focus to African Art through New Partnership with Guaranty Trust Bank

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LONDON.- Tate and Guaranty Trust Bank today announced an important new partnership which will broaden Tate’s international reach to Africa, provide a platform for African artists to be seen by audiences world-wide and heighten awareness of the impact of African art on modern and contemporary practice. The legacy and current influence of art produced in areas outside Europe and North America has been a focus for Tate in recent years and this presents an unprecedented opportunity to examine Africa’s role at the heart of global artistic developments. The partnership will involve the creation of a dedicated curatorial post at Tate Modern to focus on African art, an Acquisition Fund to enable the Gallery to enhance its holdings of work by African artists and an annual project. The Curator International Art, supported by Guaranty Trust Bank, will develop links with artists based in Africa and exchange knowledge and experti