Art Must Be A Space Of Dissonance: In Conversation With Bonaventure Ndikung
On an uncharacteristically warm April day, we meet Bonaventure Ndikung at SAVVY Contemporary. Dressed in a two-piece suit with a colorful cravat, the erudite curator and biotechnologist certainly cuts an imposing figure — but conversation quickly reveals a generosity of perspective equal to that of his renowned intellect.
FORTIA by Keyezua: The Force of Life
Showing at this year’s Lagos Photo, which begins this week, is Fortia: a breath-taking series of images in which a masked black woman, poses stunningly in a red dress. Keyezua, the artist, is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, Netherlands and is returning to Lagos Photo for the second year running. She sees herself as a storyteller, currently reinventing herself to tell the day-to-day stories of women around the world that make her uncomfortable to remain silent.
Exhibition & Talk
23.11.2017, 18.00 – Einladung zur Ausstellung „Orotta“
»Die nachhaltige Verbesserung der gesundheitlichen Fürsorge für Frauen, Mütter und Kinder in Eritrea steht im Mittelpunkt unser Arbeit.« Transparenz, Selbstkritik, Motivation und sichtbarer Fortschritt unser „Medicale Support in Partnership" sind die Parameter, die Ihnen der Verein "For-Eritrea e.V. (Medical Support in Partnership)" an diesem Abend vermitteln wollen.
Not African Enough by the NEST collective
The dynamic fashion scene in Kenya has seen a number of emerging designers entering the market in the last few years. These newcomers have been channelling their diverse influences - many of which are Kenyan by default- into edgy, timeless designs. However, they have had a challenging time finding what would be considered ‘African’ inspiration by the gatekeepers of the fashion industry. The phrase “Not African Enough” has been used to dismiss their work in a global fashion scene that is both yearning for design inspiration from the continent, but that is also quick to define the limits and authenticity of ‘African-ness’.
1.06 – 27.07 Exhibition & Magazine Release, HH
STYLE FILE - MISSION OF TRADITION II
The exhibition STYLE FILE: MISSION OF TRADITION II starts coming Thursday, 1st of June. During the opening Hamburg-based artist collective »We are visual« (Marc Einsiedel & Felix Jung) will show some results of their artist residency in Lamu as part of the Lamu Art Festival 2017. Furthermore we are happy to present the latest edition »Substance« of CLAM Magazine.
Portrait of Ekene Ijeoma
Design Indaba alumni Ekene Ijeoma turns hard facts into feelings through his socially-focused, interdisciplinary designs
4.05 -14.05 Exhibition Red Hook Labs, NY
Interview with William Ukoh by Helen Jennings
William Ukoh (sometimes known as willyverse) is a young Nigerian-born, Toronto-based artist whose diverse work encompasses fashion, portraiture and documentary photography, as well as film. His recent personal bodies of work have addressed subjects ranging from cultural appropriation to the entrepreneurial spirit of Lagos’s artisans while his clients include fashion designer Andrea Iyamah and Ours magazine. As he prepares to join Nataal's New African Photography II exhibition line-up at Brooklyn’s Red Hook Labs, we get to know Ukoh.
06.05. – 27.05.2017 Exhibition
»Arising African Perspectives«
Hamburg gains a brand-new creative hub. The young gallery LKB/G will open doors at May 05th. The unconventional concept is going to establish a newly platform of exhibiting art from the Global South in Germany.
Serge Attukwei Clottey
The mixed media artist invites into his Accra studio to discuss his socially engaged concept of Afrogallonism.
»Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow. Design stories between Africa and Europe«
The research and exhibition project »Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow« is telling design stories from Africa and Europe in multiple exhibitions. A central focus is placed on the relationship between both continents and the interdependence of African and European Design.
“Coming to Berlin was a liberation because I could play with many things, especially electronic music, and approach it freely regardless of the fact that I was African”
Nigerian singer and songwriter Wayne Snow lives in Berlin where his ability quickly fell into fertile ground.
Books of African authors, recommended by Melanie Raabe
Early in the year bestseller author Melanie Raabe came to M.Bassy and gave us a beautiful evening filled with her own as well as African literature, with good talks and fresh thoughts.
04.11.2016 - 30.04.2017 Exhibition
Stolen Moments – Namibian Music History Untold
The exibition deals with the artistic examination of the so far untold music history. The focus is not only on the creative work of each and every artist but also reflects on issues of cultural identity, origin and regional history.