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Where is Kovno?
Art, News |
September 26, 2017

Where is Kovno?

From October 8 to November 12, 2017, The Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre will present Where is Kovno? a journey piece, an evocation of a time, and a place of importance for the South African Jewish community today. Created by artists Yda Walt and Cheryly Rumbak, the work includes a soundscape by composer Phillip Miller, an audio conversation with David and Lily Goldblatt,......

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Nnedi Okorafor: A Writer’s Rising Profile

Ever since the news broke that Nnedi Okorafor’s first adult novel Who Fears Death has been optioned for a screen adaptation by American TV giant HBO, anticipation levels from fans all over the world have hit an all-time high especially with the Game of Thrones TV series creator, George R. R. Martin reported to be on board the project. Previously, fans wondered what......

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Wura-Natasha Ogunji: Every Mask I Ever Loved

From September 29, 2017 to January 14, 2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin will present In Every Mask I Ever Loved by leading contemporary artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji. Curated by Eva Barois De Caevel, the exhibition features a series of newly commissioned drawings and performances – including re-creations of Ogunji’s performances; Sweep, The Kissing Mask, and If I loved you – a continuing exploration of the presence......

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Trop Comprendre
Art, News |
September 24, 2017

Trop Comprendre

From October 2-November 18, 2017, Sulger-Buel Lovell, London will present Trop Comprendre, a group exhibition featuring Georgina Maxim (Zimbabwe), Slimen El Kamel (Tunisia), Nú Barreto (Guinea Bissau), Vivien Kohler (South Africa), Christine Dixie (South Africa), Catherine Ocholla (Kenya/South Africa) and Soly Cissé (Senegal). Curated by Andrew Lamprecht, the starting point for this exhibition comes from a statement made by Soly Cissé (whilst in......

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Enwonwu's Nigerian Symphony Headlines Bonhams Sale

A rare and historically significant composition by Nigerian Modernist, Ben Enwonwu, features as the top lot at Bonhams Africa Now – Modern & Contemporary African Art Sale slated for October 5, 2017. The painting, Nigerian Symphony, 1963-34, 48 x 178cm is estimated at £100,000-150,000 and depicts a busy street scene, swarming with Nigerians cutting across all social strata. Hovering above these men and women sporting......

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Ogechi Nwobia: Hunter’s Game (Episode 2)

Previous episode “Leela, what the hell is going on? And why do you have a gun and who was that person shooting at us?” Leela didn’t answer him as she tried to subdue her tears and calm her nerves. Her heart was thumping wildly in her chest as she repeatedly struggled with the image of Gbemiga’s lifeless body appearing before her eyes. Uzo......

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Grace Cross: The Meal is Not the Menu

SMITH is proud to present The Meal is Not the Menu, a solo exhibition of painting, fibre, installation and video works by Zimbabwean artist Grace Cross. The exhibition explores the haunting of history, archaeology and spirituality on contemporary art making. Cross’s unearthed source material—ancient artefacts, ritualistic symbols and antiquated lexicons are reworked, reinterpreted and ultimately reinvented as a contemporary universe of quasi-spiritual totems. She......

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