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Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases 3 Years, 3 Continents, 3 Venues

[L] Zanele Muholi, Vredehoek, Cape Town, 2011. [R] Collen Mfazwe, August House, Johannesburg, 2012. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York.   Zanele Muholi is an activist…


Along the Constant Horizon: The Territories of Mame-Diarra Niang

In questioning the landscape, I am questioning myself on the landscape. I try to find myself on it. What makes me, and where I come from. This means I don’t see structures as…


Photography and Translation

Does image-making serve the preservation of oral tradition? Candice Jansen hears from Patrick Willocq, a photographer documenting a once ephemeral ritual of the Walé in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   © Patrick Willocq….


Breaking down artistic barriers in Ghana

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim on why it is an exciting time culturally in Ghana right now “Right now, artists are using their paradigmatic freedom and the multifariousness of input to create art that’s breaking through…


Bridging Generational Worlds of Culture

How do we remember difficult pasts in contemporary society? Candice Jansen hears from Joana Choumali about bridging generational worlds of culture in her award-winning photography project about the last generation of men and…


The Monumental Landscape: François-Xavier Gbré in conversation with Brendan Wattenberg and Emmanuel Iduma

© François-Xavier Gbré, Swimming pool III, Bamako, 2009. Courtesy of Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan.   In the summer of 2010, François-Xavier Gbré was sent to assist an eminent American photographer on a fashion…


Chale What?

ACCRA [dot] ALT’s Sionne Neely on Ghanaian emerging practice and their synonymous Chale Wote Street Art festival. Each year the CHALE WOTE street art festival transforms old Accra into a live cultural museum,…


The Animal Guides of Ewe Kente

Ewe kente and its zoocentric symbolic language is one of Ghana’s intangible traditions. Master weaver Bob Dennis Ahiagble is taking steps to ensure its survival.   Ewe kente – ‘Asidanuvo’ hand picked “one-sided”…

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