The History of Resilience Tour

Earlier this year, I was privileged to participate in the History of Resilience Tour at the Nigerian Railway Compound, Ebute-Metta, Lagos. As I arrived early, I was able to walk around the grounds for a while. The historical compound encompasses several quaint buildings, the overall effect immense and beautiful with greenery. The Central Bank of Nigeria commenced here, as well as the second......

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Ilené Bothma: The Theatre of the Mother-Cord

From October 25 to November 25, 2017, 99 Loop, Cape Town will present The Theatre of the Mother-cord, a solo exhibition of recent work by Ilené Bothma. Here the artist celebrates what she calls a ‘weird marriage’ – between the artistic and domestic self, between fine art and craft materials, and between critical distance and emotional experience. This collection of paintings, soft sculptures......

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El Anatsui: Meyina
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October 15, 2017

El Anatsui: Meyina

From November 25 to December 20, 2017, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg will present Meyina, a solo exhibition by leading contemporary sculptor El Anatsui. Over the past four decades Anatsui has created a vast body of work that has expanded the language of contemporary sculpture in Africa and internationally. Meyina (meaning ‘I am going’ in Ewe). Curated by independent curator and the Director of CCA......

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Ogechi Nwobia: Hunter’s Game (Episode 5)

Previous episode of Hunter’s Game Ijeoma’s strides were quick but cautious. She looked over her shoulder every few seconds as she made her way purposefully towards the church at the end of the street. Darkness had descended upon the city entwined with the fog that made vision difficult. She shivered slightly as she walked, favouring her left arm that was bleeding. She had......

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Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

Cassandra Twala is a lifestyle curator, management consultant and design enthusiast. She is a member of the BlackBase collective, where she shares content on lifestyle, design and travel. Twala is also the producer of the Sanlam Homemade Contemporary Fair. In this interview, she discusses this year’s edition and expectations. Congratulations on the forth coming edition of the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. How has the......

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