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Everard Read London presents Destructure, a solo exhibition of sculpture and paintings by celebrated South African artist, Lionel Smit. In this new body of work, Smit continues to explore themes of identity through portraiture on canvas and bronze sculptures. For the artist, the human face offers an endless source of study, and his work accentuates facial characteristics through bold swathes of colour and brush techniques,......

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Mongezi Ncaphayi: Of the Seeking or the Finding

SMAC Gallery is proud to present Of the Seeking or the Finding, a solo exhibition of recent work by South African artist Mongezi Ncaphayi. Mongezi Ncaphayi was born in 1983 in Benoni in Eastern Gauteng, South Africa, where he currently lives and works. Following his graduation with a diploma in Art and Design from the Ekurhuleni East College-Benoni in 2005, Ncaphayi completed a professional printmaking course at Artist......

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A Tasteful Experience at Eric Kayser

Maison Eric Kayser is here to make a case that simple is always better—whether you like it or not. The reputable restaurant, first established on September 13, 1996 in Paris, is the brainchild of one of the world’s most renowned bakers, Eric Kayser. Today, there are over 200 Maison Kaysers worldwide, from the Philippines to Mexico, Tunisia, Greece, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates,......

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DanceAfrica Festival 2019

From May 18 to 27, 2019, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will present the 2019 edition of DanceAfrica Festival, the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance and music. Now in its 42nd year, the festival falls under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam. In addition to the performances on the Opera House stage, it promises a full weekend of activities, including an art......

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Peter Eastman: Tangled Hierarchies

From May 16 to June 15, 2019, SMAC Gallery will present Tangled Hierarchies, a solo exhibition of recent work by Peter Eastman. Peter Eastman was born in 1976 in Newcastle, UK, and currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2003, Eastman was selected as a finalist for the ABSA L’Atelier award, and in 2005, he participated in the Sasol New Signatures exhibition.......

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Phillemon Hlungwani: Ntsako Wa Xibelani

Opening today at Everard Read Johannesburg and running until June 15, 2019, is Ntsako Wa Xibelani, by South African artist Phillemon Hlungwani. Here, the artist reminisces on a defining moment that drew him closer to and founder of his people, and perhaps to African traditional cultures at large. He speaks vividly about a moment that he experienced during his childhood; Hlungwani was at......

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Black Art Futures Fund Awards $21,000 in Grants

Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF), a Brooklyn-based collective of emerging philanthropists who strive to promote and preserve black arts and culture, has announced the recipients of its spring 2019 grants, totalling $21,000. Established by DéLana R.A. Dameron in December 2017, BAFF awarded $15,000 to five small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations in its inaugural grant cycle last year. Selected from a pool of fifty-five......

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