We congratulate Ruiter Janssen, who has won the annual Dutch infographics Award 2015, awarded by the Association of Dutch Designers (BNO).
French economist and writer of the international bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century will read the 2015 Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg today, 3 October at 15:00 (local time).
ZAM & Afrovibes | Free movement and strange cultures are the subjects of South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni.
South Africa’s efforts to keep all languages alive have global impact.
In July, Gökçe Akyuz joined the ZAM team as an intern. She loves Africa, investigative journalism and struggles for freedom and justice, that’s why. On the 20th of July a tragedy occurred in her home country.
If you’re in Hamburg in October, South African Choreographer Jessica Nupen’s dance performance Romeo & Juliet / REBELLION & JOHANNESBURG will be on stage. The young South African dancers are re-telling the Shakespearean story, exploring the challenges of their young generation while moving to the beats of Johannesburgs’ lively street culture.
Our latest flyer is the first of a series carrying the best of ZAM photography. Our opening shot presents Anton Corbijn's picture of Fela Kuti, made in Paris in 1981. A luta continua.
Igshaan Adams, a young artist from Cape Town, is going to present his multi-disciplinary exhibition Please Remember from the 29th of August in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
History after Apartheid by Haroon Gunn Salie will be shown at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg from the 22 of August until the 19 of September 2015.
Around Cape Town? Don’t miss out on the Same Same but Different exhibition at Gallery MOMO in the Bokaap quarter. George Hallett, one of South Africa’s best documentary photographers, opened his body of work - from Apartheid area, images of the District Six and his time in exile. The contemporary arts collective Burning Museum contributed an installation of blown-up album covers inspired by Hallett’s work.
Details: Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, 20 August until 26 September 2015
A wide variety of movies from Jamaica to Uganda and South Africa to Japan. Directors and Q & A’s. Open air screenings. And nine movies from nine different countries competing for the World Cinema Jury Award. That is this year's World Cinema Festival in Amsterdam.
Our friends at the amazing Contemporary And (C&) website interviewed young South African artist Lebohang Kganye about her special relation to her grandfather, the idea of performance and being born after 1989 in Johannesburg.
We are at the West India House, the former headquarters of the Dutch West India Company notoriously known for its history of slave trade. Colonialism and slavery are the themes of the recently launched Black Amsterdam Heritage Tours founded by Jennifer Tosch. So it’s the proper place to gather for a tour with 35 participants on July 16, 2015, organized by the ZAM team as a gesture of appreciation to all volunteers, partners and friends of the movement.
Finally, The Netherlands launched its own edition of the International Nelson Mandela Day. Last Saturday, July 18, 2015, the Amsterdam based Kwaku Summer Festival was the meeting point for Mandela friends and admirers. ZAM, the South African Embassy, Afrovibes, South African Tourism, Maandblad Zuid-Afrika and, last but not least, the local ‘Samen door Mandela’ initiative gathered at a special pavilion.
In the past two months, Isabelle Dusabe worked with the ZAM team in Amsterdam. Living in Belgium from Rwandan descent, Dusabe joined ZAM in order to improve her Dutch. Why? We don’t know but Isabelle says it might improve her chances of getting a job in Belgium. However, Dusabe’s real passion is dance. Something that can do without language, can’t it?
We were there: an evening with Ogutu Muraya, a Kenyan writer, theatre maker and storyteller. On Thursday the 9th of July, 2015, Muraya gave a performance at the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development in Amsterdam, as part of its ‘Cultural Defiance’ event series. Most of his stories are based on true events driven by the past, living memories about cultural, social and political events in Kenya and the region. Muraya shared three stories with the audience. In ‘Nobody Knows My Name’ he recalls his departure from Kenya and meeting his first love. ’Toilet Training’ tells a story of toilet divisions for blacks and whites. Lastly, ‘The Language of One’ touches upon the role of women in society. Here is this cat looking for the strongest and smartest creature to be friends with. After courting several animals from a monkey to a elephant, the cat comes across a man who shoots his new animal friends. Is it only a woman that can silence the guns used by men, he wonders? Women are the strongest and smartest living beings on earth, the cat concludes.
Celebrating his achievements, continuing his struggle.
Film posters for the film Multiverse: Ghana by Juul van der Laan arrived. This film is a creative exploration of science in Ghana. A journey into ambition, unconventional methodology and determination.