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
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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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A Concise History of Nigerian Theatre, Television-Cum-Film and the Future of Drama

The evolution of theatre, TV and film in Nigeria is in consonance with William George Jordan’s assertion in The Power of Peace that Charles Darwin’s 1859 book, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, was inspired by Thomas Malthus’s Essay on the Principle of Population. Other writers also opine that the work of Alfred Russell Wallace similarly stimulated Darwin. Jordan then......

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Omenka Presents its Art as an Alternative Investment Seminar Series

On June 4, 2018, Omenka will continue the next in its seminar series themed Art as an Alternative Investment at The Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos. The rising value of Nigerian art at international auctions is evidence that collectors, financial institutions and wealth managers alike need to understand its worth. Research shows that art is an attractive investment for portfolio diversification as there is a......

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