Pangaea - “New Art From Africa and Latin America” at Saatchi Gallery, London.
2 April - 2 November, 2014
Several highly renowned artists from Africa exhibit work alongside artists from Latin America. See works from the likes of Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Ibrahim Mahama, Mario Macilau, Vincent Michea and Boris Nzebo.
Zander Blom - “New Paintings” at Stevenson, Cape Town.
28 August - 4 October 2014.
Pretoria-born artist Zander Blom will be unveiling his latest work at the STEVENSON gallery in Cape Town. The exhibition opens on Thursday, August 28th from 6pm-8pm. Blom will give an exclusive walkabout of the exhibition on Friday, August 29th at 11am, at a cost of R20.
South African photographer Pieter Hugo will be exhibiting a selection of his work at the Fundacio Colectania in Barcelona, Spain, beginning on September 18th through to early December.
Zanele Muholi solo shows at the EinsteinHaus in Ulm, Germany
18 September - 25 October, 2014
See selections of South African photographer Zanele Muholi’s work that documents, investigates and explores the lives of black lesbians in South Africa.
"Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement" at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
See a display of seven works by seven different artists who were part of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s in the United States.
Chris van Eeden, Sidy Diallo, Emma Nourse and Zina Saro-Wiwa at Brundyn+, Cape Town
4 September - 25 October, 2014
The following four concurrent exhibitions will be opening at Cape Town’s Brundyn+ starting September 4th:
Charles Gaines - “Gridwork 1974-1989” at Studio Museum Harlem, New York
17 July – 26 October, 2014
An exhibition that features over 70 pieces of Charles Gaines’ early work in conceptualism from a career spanning over 40 years.
Gaines’ early experiments looked at the roles that systems and rule-based procedures play in the construction of forms, objects and meaning.
Nick Cave - “Made for Whites by Whites & Rescue” at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
4 September - 11 October, 2014
Informed by the racist memorabilia he encountered at flea markets and other second-hand shops whilst traveling through the United States, “Made for White by Whites” looks at these once commonplace racially charged objects and the place (and space) the occupy in the American consciousness.
"Rescue", the second part of Cave’s two-part double venue exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery, is composed of a series of “sculptures that incorporate found ceramic dogs sitting on furniture within elaborate grottos or dreamlike dens. Dogs have historically been associated with loyalty, class, breed, commitment, and protection. More recently, the term “dawg” has played a role in hip-hop culture as a moniker for brotherhood, respect, and power.”
Chris Ofili - “Night & Day” at New Museum, New York
29 October 2014 - 1 February, 2015
The New Museum presents the first ever major solo exhibition of Afro-British artist Chris Ofili. The exhibition will span the Ofili’s career, from his work in painting and drawing, to sculpture, film and poetry.
Derrick Adams – “LIVE and IN COLOR” at Tilton, New York
10 September – 18 October, 2014
His third solo exhibition at the Tilton, “LIVE and IN COLOR” features a collected of wood sculptures and large-scale mixed media collages that chronicle the captures the bold character-dramatizations of black figures in entertainment.
See two of Wangechi Mutu’s amazing exhibitions – “A Fantastic Journey” (9/19/2014–12/7/2014), which includes a collection of over 50 pieces and spans the artist’s career from the mid-1990s to the present day. And “The End of Eating Everything”, her most recent work made partly in collaboration with Santigold.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE – “Ikon Icon 1990s” at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (England)
10 September – 9 November 2014
Shonibare is one of five key British artists exhibiting their work at Ikon in celebration of the gallery’s 50th birthday anniversary.
Julie Mehretu – “Half A Shadow” at carlier | gebauer, Berlin
20 September – 01 November, 2014
Multi-disciplinary Ethiopian artist Julie Mehretu will have several of works on display at the carlier | gebauer in Berlin, Germnay, including large-scale paintings, drawings and etchings.
A show of work from several African photographers including Samuel Fosso, Sabelo Mlangeni, Jodi Bieber, Sammy Baloji, Kudzanai Chiurai, Philip Kwame Apagya and more, that centers on contemporary photography and video, and how stereotypes and ethnographic visions from one era are reworked in a newly contextualized in a different manner.
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"African Dances" by Ugandan artist: Gloria Ssali
- Igbo dance, Nigeria
- Reed dance, Swaziland
- Warba dance, Burkina Faso
- Bakiga dance, Uganda
- Kuduro dance, Angola
- Maasai dance, Kenya
- Quda dance, Eritrea
- Saharwi dance, Western Sahara
- San dance, Botswana
- Traditional dance, Central African Republic
Author Barnaby Phillips chooses fiction and non-fiction that shows an often caricatured nation in all its rich variety
From the Guardian, the top ten books on Nigeria. What would you add (or subtract)?:
On their reunion, Chris Saunders, and self-proclaimed “demagod” Okmalumkoolkat bring Holy Oxygen I to spiritual life. The “Allblackblackcat” video, which premiered today over onthe Fader, is a hyper-surreal take on a Zulu cleansing ceremony performed on a male member of the family before funerals, a ritual which Okmalumkoolkat himself experienced as a child. It’s a pantsula nightmare (or daydream, however you want to look at it) that vies with Saunder’s own Nozinja dance clip for the most striking video of 2014. Watch “Allblackblackkat” below, which as the Fader explained, “plays with memory, reality and generational shifts.” The four-track Holy Oxygen I EP, co-produced by Vienna’s Cid Rim and The Clonious, is out now via Affine Records. For more from the Future Mfana mastermind download Spoek Mathambo‘s all-Okmalumkoolkat Future Sound of Mzansi mix plus get the scoop on “Holy Oxygen,” “Fancy Footwork,” and “iJusi” off his debut EP.
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Meet Tampose Mothopeng, Transsexual Man From Lesotho
"I’m from Lesotho," Tampose Mapotheng says assuredly. "I’m a human rights defender. I’m a transsexual man." Read more at npr.org.
Mapotheng works with Matrix Support Group, and would like to help strengthen the youth network in Lesotho. He recently developed a LGBTI youth network with the purpose of motivating, strengthening and building young leaders of Lesotho for a better future in Lesotho.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Presents: Snapping Cities 2014.
The Official Brief: Snapping Cities is an opportunity for photographers of all abilities and ages, to capture through their own lenses, urban life in Africa.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is seeking images that capture inspiring ways of tackling urban challenges in African cities. This may be modern innovation or a basic adaptation of day-to-day life. The theme is open to your personal interpretation but we’re looking for beautiful, inspiring and original photographs.
A selection of the best photographs will be displayed at the 2014 Ibrahim Forum on African Cities in Accra, Ghana, in November, with prizes for the top three entries.
The Prizes: Winners will be selected for the top three prizes.
- A selection of the best photographs will be displayed in an exhibition at the 2014 Ibrahim forum in Accra, Ghana, in November
- Selected entries will also be displayed on the MIF website
- All photographs must be submitted by 5pm on 10 October 2014*
- Entries will be judged by the MIF secretariat
- First prize - $500, Second prize - $200, Third prize - $100.
*The Foundation Secretariat is based in London so I’d adhere with the GMT/BST time zone but it’s best to contact them for official clarity.
in association with channel ED and the 35th Durban International Film Festival, a world first will be taking place this month when a full week of African documentary films are broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel ED (channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65), from the Durban International Film Festival, the largest film festival in South Africa that takes place from July 17 to 27.
This unique film event will see a diverse and exciting range of films screened across 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
The AfriDocs Film Week will connect the largest film festival in Africa through a “film festival on your screen,” featuring documentary films from thirteen countries in Africa – The D.R.C., Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
"So many documentary films have been shot in Africa, but very few have been seen by African audiences," says AfriDocs Executive Producer Don Edkins from Steps in Cape Town. "This heralds a new era of distribution for the continent."
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