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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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Congolese Art Collector Sindika Dokolo Dies at Age 48-Omenka Online

The billionaire Congo-born art collector Sindika Dokolo has died at age 48 after a scuba diving accident in Dubai. The family has not yet released a statement, but his wife, Isabel dos Santos, who is Africa’s richest woman, posted a caption-less picture of her with her husband and their child to Twitter yesterday. At the time of his death, Dokolo was under investigation for allegations......

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Robyn Denny: Traces of Untold Stories - Omenka Online

“I was born in 1972 in Durban, South Africa. Durban, my place of birth: hot, tropical, humid, palms, plantations, sugarcane. Growing up in Durban, sugar plantations surrounded me – it was their lush fecundity which first drew me in, yet, over time, a guttural unease emerged with the knowledge of how such plantations had come into being through indentured labour. This challenge to......

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Sthenjwa Luthuli: Inkaba Yami - Omenka Online
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October 26, 2020

Sthenjwa Luthuli: Inkaba Yami

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present Inkaba Yami, a solo exhibition by South African artist Sthenjwa Luthuli running from 18 November 2020 to 16 January 2021. The title, meaning ‘Navel’ in isiZulu, makes reference to the ceremony of Inkaba Yami, where a newborn’s umbilical cord is placed in the centre of a family’s kraal. Led by the elders, this ritual is a reminder for......

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Cameroonian Curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Awarded Berlin's Highest State Award

The Berlin Senate has conferred its highest award The Order of Merit of Berlin to Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, the founder and artistic director of the Berlin art space SAVVY Contemporary. The Senate recognised Ndikung’s long-standing commitment to the city’s intellectual, artistic, and cultural development. “With his work, Professor Bonaventure Ndikung makes an extraordinary contribution to Berlin’s development into a cosmopolitan, colourful and......

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Okwui Enwezor's Exhibition about Black Grief is Set to Debut at the New Museum Next Year-Omenka Online

Prior to his death in March of 2019, Nigerian-born curator Okwui Enwezor was in the process of completing an exhibition centred around the intersection of “black grief” and “white nationalism” in art, timed to the 2020 presidential election. Next year, a group of curators will step in to bring Enwezor’s vision to life. Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, which was......

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