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Surveying Zimbabwe’s Artistic Landscape

Bulawayo based curator Mthabisi Phili shares thoughts on the current state of the arts  and education in Zimbabwe  Working simultaneously as both an independent curator and founder of Voices in Colour, an organisation…

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Humble Jerry Cans Transformed into Striking Political Masks

Artist Romuald Hazoumè’s modern day reinterpretations of a traditional practice – masking – speaks volumes on cultural imperialism, black markets and death. © Romuald Hazoumè, Ma Poule, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and…

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Tracing Emerging Artistic Practice in South Africa

With planning underway for the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art and on the back of the announcement of Johannesburg as one of Phaidon’s 12 Future Art Cities, there is an air of…

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Next Chapter: Rowan Smith on distinguishing a new generation of practicing artists

Employing a multi-disciplinary approach to his artistic practice that includes sculpture, painting and photography, Smith’s work examines the complexities of 21st century South Africa, through the acts of appropriation, defacement and reparation. ©…

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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…

Ojeikere, A Compelling Monograph on a Photographic Legend

Ojeikere, A Compelling Monograph on a Photographic Legend

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere’s iconic black and white images chronicle more than six decades of societal, historic and cultural shifts across Nigeria. His hip studio portraits document west African flair. Images of architectural landscapes…

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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