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Next Chapter: Mohau Modisakeng on investigating the impact of cultural histories on contemporary society

Working across the disciplines of performance, sculpture and photography, with an interest in exploring the relations between post-colonial societies and their connected histories, Modisakeng’s work,“emerges from a dark past, striding forward into the…

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Unsung Heroes | Artistic Intervention Promotes Senegalese Youth

  Remnants of an urban poster campaign can still be found wheat pasted throughout the city of Dakar. Ten portraits of unknown Senegalese youth jostled for space and visibility during the Dak’Art Biennale…

Are There Superheroes That Look Like You?

Are There Superheroes That Look Like You?

Milumbe Haimbe addresses the diversity gap through digital art. Sequential art can be a stealthy vehicle to get a message across. There is something penetrating in the dichotomy between an expected lightness, given…

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Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou | Demoiselles de Porto-Novo

Existing within the faded walls of a family home at the centre of one city’s complex history, these are the Demoiselles de Porto Novo. © Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou. Untitled from the series Demoiselles…

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Berlin to Bulawayo: In Conversation with South African artist Thabiso Sekgala

© Thabiso Sekgala. Jane Nkuna, Londing (Kwandebele) 2010. Courtesy the artist & The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town.   I first met Thabiso Sekgala in June 2013 at The Walther Collection in…

In Conversation with Emeka Ogboh on Lagos Soundscapes

In Conversation With Emeka Ogboh on Lagos, and Listening To The World In a Musical Way

Spring makes noise. And the spring of 2011 seemed to make more of it – different kinds, and more than usual.

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Jelili Atiku | A Performance Artists’ Efforts Towards Visual Education & Change

Jelili Atiku invites spectators to become a component of social development, an opportunity to recalibrate their reality and renew their perceptions. Atiku utilises a plethora of methods and media coupled with his acute focus to undertake…

Next Chapter: Inquiries into emerging art practices

Next Chapter: Inquiries into emerging art practices

© Mohamed Arejdal. Qui Tiandra L’Afrique Tiandra Le Ciel. In-situ installation. Morocco, 2012. Photo by Younèes Baba-Ali. As we reach the midway point of 2014, one of the highlights of this year has…

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