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Death and the King’s Horseman is Coming to Screen

Media entrepreneur and filmmaker, Mo Abudu announced recently the adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman for the screen by EbonyLife Films. This was disclosed on Instagram after a meeting with Professor Soyinka in Scotts, London. EbonyLife Films is a company of Ebony Life TV, an Africa entertainment and lifestyle network airing in more than 49 African countries, including the UK......

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Narrative Means
Art, News |
June 27, 2018

Narrative Means

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg presents Narrative Means, a group exhibition of works by African artists Alfredo Jaar, Broomberg and Chanarin, David Goldblatt, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Kendell Geers, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Mikhael Subotzky, Misheck Masamvu, mounir fatmi, Samson Kambalu, William Kentridge and Hank Willis Thomas. The life of an artwork is a curious thing. It begins with an experience or idea translated into a......

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Celebrated Photographer David Goldblatt Dies, Aged 87

The South African photographer David Goldblatt has died aged 87. The Randfontein-born artist, who began photographing in 1948, was one of South Africa’s leading documentarians of the apartheid era, capturing in stark detail life on both sides of the racial divide. ‘During those years my prime concern was with values, what did we value in South Africa, how did we get to......

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Aboudia: Djoly Du Mogoba
Art, News |
June 19, 2018

Aboudia: Djoly Du Mogoba

From June 22 to July 18, 2018, Jack Bell Gallery, London will present Djoly Du Mogoba, an exhibition of recent works by Ivorian artist Aboudia. Born in Abidjan in 1983, Aboudia is noted for his large-scale, heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a dark interior world. Since the Ivorian civil war in 2011, his urban......

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Rachid Koraïchi: Les Maîtres du Temps (Masters of Time)

From June 21 to July 28, 2018, October Gallery, London will present Les Maîtres du Temps (Masters of Time), an exhibition of recent works by Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi. Born in Ain Beida, Algeria, in 1947, Rachid Koraïchi now lives and works in Tunisia and France. In 2011, he won the prestigious Jameel Prize at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, exhibiting seven large-scale banners from ‘The Invisible Masters’ series.......

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Transmissions
Art, News |
June 06, 2018

Transmissions

From June 7 to July 14, 2018, Gallery Momo, Cape Town will present Transmissions, a group exhibition featuring Stephané E. Conradie, Quaid Heneke, Jabu Nadia Newman, Roberta Rich, Claire Meekel, Riley Pam-Grant, and Abi Meekel. Here, five young local artists challenge the conventions of traditional video art. A (drag) queen’s mirror is a photo booth selfie. A cityscape is transported into the gallery via wormhole in the......

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NIGERIAN FILM AS AN ART

The largest film industry in Africa is the Nigerian cinema, better known as Nollywood. Having grossed revenue of NGN1.72 trillion (US$10 billion) in 2013, it is rated the third most valuable film industry in the world, behind India and the United States. In terms of the number of annual film productions, it also ranks second, behind India. However, South Africa is arguably more......

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