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A Poem That Is Not Our Own, William Kentridge’s first major solo exhibition in Switzerland, opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel on June 10, 2019. Spanning the course of a three-decade-long career and curated by Dr Josef Helfenstein the exhibition sheds light on Kentridge’s early graphic art and films from the 1980s and 1990s. Several previously unseen works in Europe, as well as a new film inspired by the museum’s......

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Archaeologists Discover a Temple to an Ancient Queen-Omenka Online

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed more than 50 sarcophagi and an ancient funerary temple at the Saqqara necropolis, just south of Cairo. Led by Egypt’s former antiquities minister, archaeologist Zahi Hawass, a team recovered intact, sealed wooden coffins carved into the shape of human figures and decorated with colourful designs. The coffins, dating to the New Kingdom period (ca. 1570–ca. 1069 BC), were buried in shafts......

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Curatorial Initiative to Honour Okwui Enwezor - Omenka Online

In honour of the late Nigerian curator Okwui Enwezor, Marian Goodman Gallery has launched an initiative to fund career opportunities for early and mid-career BIPOC curators. The programme, funded by Marian Goodman Gallery and designed by artist Steve McQueen, will award two research fellowships with the non-profit Independent Curators International. The awards will be given every year for the next three years to......

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Ajarb Bernard Ategwa: Afro Sister - Omenka Online

Jack Bell Gallery London is pleased to present  Afro Sister, an online exhibition by contemporary Cameroonian artist, Ajarb Bernard Ategwa. In this new series, the artist works with portrait formats and draws on subjects from a neighbourhood photo studio. This will be his sixth solo exhibition at the gallery. Ategwa offers a local perspective on modes of self-representation in Cameroon today. Both style......

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Serge Alain Nitegeka: Lost and Found - Omenka Online

From 6 February to 12 March 2021, Stevenson Johannesburg will present Lost and Found, a solo exhibition by Serge Alain Nitegeka. Using sculpture, painting and audio installation, the artist continues to explore intimate experiences of forced migration. In Lost and Found, Nitegeka offers tactile and conjectural works that string together narratives of displacement, borrowed from personal experiences and those of refugees and asylum seekers from in......

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Palais de Lomé: Sonia Lawson on Reinventing and Transforming the Forbidden

Once a symbol of power under the colonial regimes of Germany and France, the former Palais des Gouverneurs and its adjoining park have been restored and transformed to become the Palais de Lomé, an artistic and cultural centre for design, visual and performing arts. In this interview, we talk to the Director, Sonia Lawson on how successful the Palais has been in reinventing......

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Alioune Diouf: Ubeku - Omenka Online
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January 15, 2021

Alioune Diouf: Ubeku

Ongoing at Selebe Yoon is the exhibition, Ubeku (“Ouverture”), a solo exhibition by the Senegalese artist Alioune Diouf (b.1964), following a two months residency in the venue. At the entrance is a monumental site-specific exhibition, a series of drawings made of natural pigments, his series ‘Gouney Jagaal’ that interweaves sewing and painting, as well as site-specific interventions. Observing Alioune Diouf’s work, bodily gestures......

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how do you arrive at a place when your image arrives before you? brings together three works – a sculpture by Kevin Beasley (Untitled, 2020), a video by Dineo Seshee Bopape (a love supreme, 2006) and a collage by Gerard Sekoto (Abstract with figures, 1966). Engaging these diverse and unusual works in conversation, how do you arrive at a place when your image arrives before......

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