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Mamadou Cissé | A Griot For Modern Cosmopolis

At the antipode of countryside mythology and suburbian utopianism, the imaginary cities of Mamadou Cissé burst forth from their colourful grids across the landscape of the creative spectrum.

Mary Evans | Cut and Paste

Mary Evans | Cut and Paste

For the better part of 20 years, mixed media artist Mary Evans has fused elements of her Nigerian heritage and European upbringing. Spending her shaping years between the cities of Lagos and London made…

Misheck Masamvu | You Are Outside The System

Misheck Masamvu | You Are Outside The System

Part of Zimbabwe’s ‘born-free generation’ Misheck Masamvu bucked expectations when he decided to become an artist. Born in the 1980s to a Shona blue collar family from Mutare and Marondera, there was an…

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Givan Lötz | Given To Colour, Light, The Bioscope

It’s not uncommon to walk into a friend of a friend’s apartment downtown Cape Town and see one of his pieces, larger than life. A friend in New York recently sent me his…

Koffi Koukou

Chiseled in Vain

© Koffi Kouakou, Pair of Shoes, 1990.   At first thought deceased Ivorian sculpture, Koffi Kouakou could have been a modern day Guipetto, sculpting Pinocchio-like objects of his desires but one has to…

Wolf Weinek, PROTEST No. 1

Democracy in Multiples

This past month, July 2011, Austrian born and South African based artist Wolf Weinek aged 74 years old passed away. In remembrance of his life and works a facebook page was created to…

Sociological Lunch by MM: Day 2, Peterson

Sociological Lunch by MM: Day 2, Peterson

‘Sociological Lunch‘ is a series of lunch sessions first initiated by artist Megumi Matsubara in Tokyo, 2008. It is an artist’s simple gesture to draw from personal stories from a given city and…

Sociological Lunch by MM: Day 2, Thom

Sociological Lunch by MM: Day 1, Thom

‘Sociological Lunch‘ is a series of lunch sessions first initiated by artist Megumi Matsubara in Tokyo, 2008. It is an artist’s simple gesture to draw out, and on, personal stories from a given…

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