The Invisible Borders Launches Online African Art Criticism Journal


Source: The Trans-African

By Kayode Taiwo Olla

The Invisible Borders, a trans-African projects initiative on visual art, has installed another landmark project for 2016 and beyond on its borders-crossing projects on pan-African art production, and simply by launching yesterday a criticism leg for its art engagement. The art criticism arm of the Invisible Borders Trans-African Projects is established via the media of an engaging online criticism journal on visual art and writing, christened The Trans-African, launched yesterday Saturday.

A tweet by Saraba Magazine, announced the official launch of the online journal later yesterday.

The Trans-African states its highest goal as that of “support[ing] independent writers, whose writing on art aspire to literature.” The new African journal, managed editorially by the New York based Nigerian writer and Director of the acclaimed Saraba Magazine—Emmanuel Iduma, seeks contributors in areas of art critical writing and

Source: The Trans-African

Source: The Trans-African

documentation per year. For contributors for the next year, The Trans-African writes specific guidelines for sending a proposal. It states the following:

If you want us to consider you as a contributor for 2017, please send a query to with the following details:

  • A 500-word description of the essays you intend to write in the body of an email. (We only want to know the direction of your proposed yearlong research and thinking.)
  • 5 links to your work online, or PDFs if published in a print journal.
  • All proposals should reach us by July 31, 2016.

Personal, probing essays that focus on the process of seeing art and all forms of images are welcome.

The Trans-African promises a monthly financial compensation for contributors that have been enlisted on the team for each working year.

Source: The Trans-African

You can go ahead to The Trans-African online journal HERE.

Kayode Taiwo Olla is an intense lover – of the arts, of a certain lady, and of Jesus. He is a lecturer as well as a graduate student by daytime and a reader as well as a writer by dusk. He wishes for ever he can just paint with brush like artists do!

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