Phoebe Boswell on Acknowledging Women and Dismantling the Male Gaze

London-based Kenyan artist and filmmaker, Phoebe Boswell  also embraces drawing, digital technology, animation and installation in her practice. She studied painting at the Slade School of Art and 2-D animation at Central St Martins, both in London. Her work explores layered methods of storytelling, focusing on developing new skills around coding and interactivity. She has participated in the Gothenburg International Biennial of Contemporary......

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The Afro-Modernist: Architecture, Identity and Sexuality (Part II)

Identity In November 2017, I gave a presentation at TedX Port Harcourt, where I focused on ‘African identity’, questioning in particular ‘who we are’.  I am currently on a self-discovery journey to understand what it means to be ‘African’ in the context of today’s world and read on Sola Akintunde’s Linkedin page “The world takes too much from Africa, it is time to......

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Tola Akerele on Contemporary Afrocentric Design

Well known as the owner of African-themed boutique hotel and restaurant, Bogobiri, Tola Akerele is also the founder of leading Lagos-based design firm, iDesign. After attending the KLC School of Design, London and Parsons School of Design in New York, Akerele established her firm in 2006 and since then worked on several commercial and exclusive residential projects, hotels and corporate offices including DSTV......

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In Conversation with Izuchukwu Ojukwu (Part 2)

We present the concluding part of the interview with award-winning film director, cinematographer, scriptwriter and editor Izuchukwu Ojukwu, first published on Monday, January 8, 2017. Read more: In Conversation with Izuchukwu Ojukwu (Part 1)  Why are you re-enacting Nigerian history, and in particular, the General Muritala Mohammed story? Democracy in Nigeria is still young so it is easy to erase history and for people to look......

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The New Romantics
Art, News |
January 11, 2018

The New Romantics

For the first time in South Africa, an exhibition dedicated to exploring a ‘romantic’ turn in contemporary art will be staged at Barnard Gallery, Cape Town from January 30 to March 6, 2018. The exhibition is curated by well-known art commentator Mary Corrigall, who has been closely observing this movement, which has largely been confined to a generation of young Cape Town based-painters, all......

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