Review: Lionheart
Film and TV, Review |
February 22, 2019

Review: Lionheart

Lionheart is the first Netflix original movie produced in Nigeria and the directorial debut of Genevieve Nnaji. The film made headlines when the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) endorsed it, and it has since found a place in the hearts of Nigerians. In this piece, we reflect on some of the noteworthy elements in the film—elements that have made Nollywood the powerhouse......

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El Anatsui; Triumphant Scale Exhibition Curated by Okwui Enwezor
Art, News |
February 21, 2019

El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale

From March 8 to July 28, 2019, Haus der Kunst will present Triumphant Scale, an exhibition by Ghanaian artist El Anatsu focusing on the triumphant and monumental quality of El Anatsui’s sculptures, with the signature bottle-cap series developed over the last two decades situated at the core of the presentation. Along with these ambitious works, with their imposing physical presence and dazzling colours, the......

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Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum: Diorama

“I think of the figures in my work as time travelling, fantastical, alternate selves. The landscapes they traverse are simultaneously futuristic and prehistoric. As such, Time, History, Space, Place and Self-Hood – whether actual or invented – are all significant narrative and conceptual concerns”.  Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, 2018 Presently running at Tiwani Contemporary, London is Diorama, an exhibition of recent work by Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum......

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5 Speakers to Look Forward to at Design Indaba 2019

A multitude of exciting creative works are currently being produced in Africa, with more and more creatives from around the world looking to the continent for inspiration. It’s no wonder Design Indaba, held in South Africa, is one of the biggest conferences in the world focusing on creativity and promoting design activism. The 2019 edition, scheduled to hold from February 27 to March......

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Material Insanity at MACAAL, Marrakech

The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, will host a group exhibition titled Material Insanity running from February 26 to September 22, 2019. The exhibition will feature works by over 30 artists including Hassan Hajjaj (Morocco), Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana), Frances Goodman (South Africa) and Nari Ward (Jamaica) that explore varying mediums as a theme. The resulting works include new site-specific pieces commissioned......

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