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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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François-Xavier Gbré: La Nage de l'Éléphant - Omenka Online

For his new exhibition at Galerie Cécile Fakhoury Abidjan, the photographer François-Xavier Gbré continues his reading of the history of the economic and urban development of the Ivory Coast, a long-term research initiated in the early 2010s. In this new opus, the coastline, the forest and the land are mixed with architecture, in the strata of the eventful history of a country that......

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Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga: Ghost of the Present - Omenka Online

October Gallery London presents Ghost of the Present by Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga running from 3 October to 27 November 2021. In this new series, the artist furthers his investigations of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s history by examining the effect of Catholic missions in the country from the end of the 19th century onwards. His large-scale figurative compositions offer insight into the colonial......

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Recent Works by Jean David Nkot - Omenka Online
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September 15, 2021

Recent Works by Jean David Nkot

Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present a new body of paintings on canvas by contemporary artist Jean David Nkot. In his fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, Nkot continues to address themes surrounding trans-African migration. His works combine detailed portraits with layers of complex cartographic information. Jean-David Nkot draws up a sensual, realistic and wandering mapping of all these human beings led......

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Lady Skollie- A Prediction - Omenka Online
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September 13, 2021

Lady Skollie: A Prediction

Yolk and white, a sphere of promise. A glowing orb showing the future, a frenzied dream with traces of the past. Throwing bones, dice, even hands to determine an uncertain future. Running from 15 September to 15 October 2021 at Everard Read Johannesburg is A Prediction by Lady Skollie. From pre-colonial San learning divination from Tswana elders to Betway, A Prediction tries to speculate what......

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Breyten Breytenbach: Breyten - Omenka Online
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September 09, 2021

Breyten Breytenbach: Breyten

Running presently at Stevenson Amsterdam is Breyten, a solo exhibition by Breyten Breytenbach, featuring new paintings and drawings. Breyten is the artist’s first solo show in Amsterdam since the early 2000s, the choice of title reflecting his ‘first-name-basis’ kinship with the city. Breytenbach describes the visit, a poem he penned in the 1990s, as central to this body of work. Translated here into English for the......

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