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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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A Better Future, Together-morag-myerscough-project

Award-winning designer and Design Indaba speaker Morag Myerscough’s recent interventions with the Ilukuluku Art Collective have brought colour and joy to the communities they touch. Myerscough demonstrates the power of adaptability and the change that can be brought about through creativity. Early in 2021, she partnered with the Ilukuluku Art Collective (an organisation that collaborates with artists, architects, and volunteers) to create a......

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Art of Everyday Things - Omenka Online
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April 19, 2021

Art of Everyday Things

Jaffer Modern, Cape Town in collaboration with Africa Contemporary Art is pleased to present Art of Everyday Things, a group show investigating everyday objects and aspects of our daily lives that inspire the emergence of creativity – as well as the unexpected mediums that serve as canvases. Running until 29 May 2021, the exhibition features Nyambo MasaMara, Laylaa Jacobs, Kevin Collins, Razia Myers,......

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Alimi Adewale: System Disruption, Challenging the Status Quo - Omenka Online

In many ways, leading contemporary artist Alimi Adewale’s forthcoming solo exhibition Changing Faces: New Frontiers in Figurative Art at Retro Africa in Abuja brings to full flowering several stylistic strains evident in his 2018 solo exhibition Defying Sameness. Chief amongst these ways and true to both exhibition titles is that the bodies of work first underscore the artist’s penchant for resisting rigid frameworks......

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The Obama Portraits Tour - Omenka Online

From June 2021 to May 2022, The Obama Portraits Tour, organised by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, will travel to five cities across the U.S. to reach millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings. In addition to the artworks themselves, The tour will feature audio-visual elements, educational workshops and curatorial presentations. A richly illustrated book......

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The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse - Omenka Online

From 22 May to 6 September 2021, the Virginia Museum of Art will present The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, an exhibition that investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape......

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