Nigerian Women and Russian Dolls

“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act.”— Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More Spoiler alert: Although this is not a review, there are broad show themes here—but no plot details. Still, go watch the series and come back. The Perfect Show…No,......

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Yinka Shonibare CBE: Flower Power Exhibition in Japan

The Fukuoka City Museum announced the outline of its first special exhibition after its current renovation. From the museum’s extensive collection of 16,000 items that were accumulated over 40 years, approximately 250 pieces including pieces by Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Andy Warhol will be on display. In addition to this largest-scale exhibition of the museum’s collection, Yinka Shonibare CBE’s first solo exhibition......

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Rhodes University Bestows on Nike Okundaye-Davies, a Doctorate of Fine Arts Degree

Founder and curator of the Nike Art Galleries in Lagos, Chief Nike Okundaye-Davies and four other remarkable individuals will be honoured with honorary doctorates by Rhodes University during its 2019 annual graduation ceremonies between April 11 to 13. Professor Emeritus George Ellis, Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Professor Glenda Gray, and Professor Ian Scott will each be conferred with a Doctor of Laws (LLD) (hc), while......

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Patrick Earl Hammie: Cultural Identity, Social Equity and the Black Body

In the third part of our continuing series on artists in diaspora who promote Black identity and pride through their work, we present Patrick Earl Hammie, an African-American visual artist. Patrick Earl Hammie is best known for his large-scale portrait and figurative paintings, which draw from art history and visual culture to examine cultural identity, social equity, and critical aspects of gender and......

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Fatima Tayob Moosa: 'Periodic Motion'

From March 27 to April 26, 2019, 99 Loop will present a solo exhibition by Fatima Tayob Moosa’s titled Periodic Motion. Moosa’s work can be described as a generative process that explores her understanding of life, related to spiritual, religious and cultural beliefs. Through the continuous process of painting and mark making, in the form of a pendulum, she communicates and investigates her belief that......

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