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The Ivorian artist’s work is one of the highlights at this year’s international photo festival. Accra based Gallery 1957 will run a solo booth by the award-winning Ivorian photographer and mixed media artist Joana Choumali at Unseen, Amsterdam. Presenting new work from her Alba’hian series, Choumali will also participate in Unseen Amsterdam’s curated section Woven Matters – a group exhibition that explores the use of textiles in photography. Woven Matters sees a duo presenation from Choumali and... The Ivorian artist’s work is one of the highlights at this year’s international photo festival. Accra based Gallery 1957 will run a solo booth by the...
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Moving beyond separate worlds and overcoming segregation is at the heart of the Welkom Today Studio taking place in the lobby of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September from 10.00-12.00. Guided by photographer Lebohang Tlali, students from South African and Dutch schools will run a photo studio, taking portraits of Stedelijk Museum visitors and asking them to share their views on segregation in society. Through their portrait, visitors will cast a vote for one of three... Moving beyond separate worlds and overcoming segregation is at the heart of the Welkom Today Studio taking place in the lobby of Stedelijk Museum...
Alberique Houndjo (Benin), Chief Bisong Etahoben (Cameroon), Fidelis Mac-Leva (Nigeria), Anneke Verbraeken (The Netherlands)
Billions are wasted in stagnant economies because of unspoken realities. Human rights are violated and development money is wasted under the guise of witchcraft. But local governments, police, human rights defenders and international aid organizations remain passive. Entrepreneurs being blackmailed. Politicians being poisoned. Houses burned down. Mafia-like gangs committing crimes. Once part of a spiritual system at the service of communities, witchcraft has now become a threat for those... Billions are wasted in stagnant economies because of unspoken realities. Human rights are violated and development money is wasted under the guise of...
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Artists from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, the Netherlands and the USA will take part in the 6th exhibition for the Afrovibes Performing Arts Festival The exhibition will run together with the festival at various locations in Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam. The exhibition features emerging artists, political cartoonists, seasoned illustrators, photographers and first time artist exhibitors. Thania Petersen is the featured artist this year’s exhibition. Thania's work can be... Artists from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, the Netherlands and the USA will take part in the 6th exhibition for the Afrovibes Performing Arts...
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ZAM Magazine is looking for an experienced part-time (social media) marketer on a freelance basis. How to reach out to a wider audience? That should be the marketer's first and leading thought concerning all ZAM publications and activities. We are looking for a strategic and creative marketer. At this stage, ZAM offers a part-time and temporary freelance job of appr. 20 hours per month until the end of 2019. ZAM's motto is Building a World Beyond Them and Us . ZAM aims to connect and publicise a... ZAM Magazine is looking for an experienced part-time (social media) marketer on a freelance basis. How to reach out to a wider audience? That should be...
Oliver
Friends and partners of ZAM met at the newly opened Stevenson Gallery in Amsterdam to enjoy an exhibition inspired by South African artist Peter Clarke’s Winter Sun . Clarke studied at the Amsterdam Rijksacademie in the early 1960s. Far away from the country that had declared him a lawless citizen, he received his education in freedom. Winter Sun is a modest hymn on the city and shows with the television antennas on the roofs, a long gone time. ZAM has been working with the South African Stevenson... Friends and partners of ZAM met at the newly opened Stevenson Gallery in Amsterdam to enjoy an exhibition inspired by South African artist Peter Clarke’s...
Wim Bossema
On 21 May 2019 after suffering a stroke, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina (48) passed away. On Thursday 24th October, 2019, a celebration of his life and works will be held at Studio ZAM. Guests will focus on two of his brilliant essays: ‘How to Write About Africa’, about the framing of ‘Africa’ in Western media, and ‘I Am a Homosexual, Mom.’ As a kick-off for that meeting Dutch journalist Wim Bossema, who has been writing on ‘anything African’ since 1980, mainly for the Dutch daily de Volkskrant,... On 21 May 2019 after suffering a stroke, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina (48) passed away. On Thursday 24th October, 2019, a celebration of his life...
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This year’s edition will bring young African pioneers and known talent from the world of theatre, dance, music and design to the Netherlands. Afro_Vibes Festival's 16th edition will bring young African pioneers and known talent from the world of theater, dance, music and design to the Netherlands. The festival hosts events in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague, and brings groundbreaking theatre and dance performances, music and film from the inner cities of Africa's cultural hotspots. This... This year’s edition will bring young African pioneers and known talent from the world of theatre, dance, music and design to the Netherlands. Afro_Vibes...
Bart Luirink
From Monday, July 22, Dutch television broadcasts Ikenna Azuike's six-part documentary series about a "gigantic" and "spectacular" country in western Africa. Traveling between the extremes. Azuike made a name for himself as a satirical vlogger. After a career shift - he first worked as a lawyer - he joined RNW Media. This is where he developed his What’s Up, Africa satirical vlogs. They were soon noticed by BBC World and taken over. His new series Planeet Nigeria , produced by De Haaien with... From Monday, July 22, Dutch television broadcasts Ikenna Azuike's six-part documentary series about a "gigantic" and "spectacular" country in western...
Eric Brassem
Institutions from Europe and Nigeria are talking about a new exhibition space in Benin City to host the bronzes that were once stolen and are still on view in European museums. At a meeting of the Benin Dialogue Group in the first weekend of July, 2019, reknown Tanzanian/British architect Sir David Adjaye was invited to Benin City, to share his ideas on a transformation of the town into a cultural hub. Picture courtesy of the Benin National Museum, Benin City, Nigeria The planned Royal Benin Museum... Institutions from Europe and Nigeria are talking about a new exhibition space in Benin City to host the bronzes that were once stolen and are still on...
Chief Bisong Etahoben
As the president ages, a kleptocracy disintegrates Cameroon was used to ruling party ‘godfathers’ mismanaging and fleecing state projects. But now that the country’s leader is 86 years old, a struggle for succession may bring improvement in governance. Or it may make things worse. There is no road connecting the Obang villages in Manyu in South West Cameroon to any market town – a sad state of affairs, considering that farmers need a road to be able to bring their produce to consumers. It is not... As the president ages, a kleptocracy disintegrates Cameroon was used to ruling party ‘godfathers’ mismanaging and fleecing state projects. But now that...
Tsoku Maela
An old man with 9 fingers and twelve toes once told me a story while we shared a blanket and an oil lamp at a pastoral congregation one night. ‘Miracle healing service’, they called it, and many flocked to the township to receive it. I was probably the only person there that night who thought it was some scheme the pastor had concocted to make even more money or score a television deal; I wasn’t sick, my Mother just thought I was. Depending where you come from, depression can easily look like... An old man with 9 fingers and twelve toes once told me a story while we shared a blanket and an oil lamp at a pastoral congregation one night. ‘Miracle...
Bart Luirink
The story of the persecution of the Jews in the 1930s and 1940s has been told, visualized and otherwise documented many times. The extent of people on the run, going into hiding and destruction is therefore part of our collective memory. They are chilling numbers that are beyond any comprehension; the systematic extermination by the Nazis was superlative in a blood-soaked row of crimes against humanity that Western "civilization" produced: slavery, colonialism, apartheid. A visit to Auschwitz two... The story of the persecution of the Jews in the 1930s and 1940s has been told, visualized and otherwise documented many times. The extent of people on...
Sisonke Msimang
On the day South Africa’s new president is sworn in, fighter pilots take to the air in a show that makes the crowds at Pretoria’s Loftus Versfeld stadium gasp. I listen on the radio as two journalists narrate the proceedings of the inauguration. They pepper their commentary with words like ‘best’ and ‘beautiful’ and ‘pride’. You can hear them beaming over the airwaves. They keep up a light banter, referring to the historic day in 1994 when Nelson Mandela became president of a newly democratic South... On the day South Africa’s new president is sworn in, fighter pilots take to the air in a show that makes the crowds at Pretoria’s Loftus Versfeld stadium...
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[Nederlandse tekst hieronder] For 5 years, the institute has been organizing widely applauded exhibitions in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. The number of programmes, visiting artists, displayed works and objects is overwhelming. Framer Frame d always connect activism, politics, history, identity and the importance of collecting. It is precisely the works and the visions of artists from parts of the world for whom the established institutions still have too little eye that is given the attention it... [Nederlandse tekst hieronder] For 5 years, the institute has been organizing widely applauded exhibitions in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. The number of...
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The Sandberg Instituut invites you to the 2019 Graduation Exhibitions and Events at various locations in Amsterdam (NL). 91 graduates of the five Main Departments, two Temporary Programmes and Hosted Programme will present their works to the public on 14, 15, 16 June 2019. —MAIN DEPARTMENTS Critical Studies FedLev Building Fred. Roeskestraat 96 Design Studio Spijkerkade Spijkerkade 4A Dirty Art Department The Dirty Art Foundation Bijlmerplein 698 Fine Arts Ellen de Bruijne Projects Singel 372... The Sandberg Instituut invites you to the 2019 Graduation Exhibitions and Events at various locations in Amsterdam (NL). 91 graduates of the five Main...
Oliver
After his suicide in 2002, friends of Johannes Kerkorrel, leadsinger of the South African Gereformeerde Bluesband , assemble to recount the story of his life and the rebellious Voëlvrij movement in the 80s. (Afrikaans, English subtitles) Watch the trailer here . Book for the screening at Zuid-Africa huis . After his suicide in 2002, friends of Johannes Kerkorrel, leadsinger of the South African Gereformeerde Bluesband , assemble to recount the story of his...
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Sites of Memory is a project by Jennifer Tosch (founder of the Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam) and Katy Streek (theatre maker and programmer). Since 2016 they create a new performance, a theatrical boat trip about the 'hidden' stories about the history of slavery and colonialism in Amsterdam. The audience is taken past historical sites whilst spoken word artists, dancers, musicians and visual artists bring history to the present. This year they will research the theme 'Emerging Memory'. The... Sites of Memory is a project by Jennifer Tosch (founder of the Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam) and Katy Streek (theatre maker and programmer). Since 2016...
Bart Luirink & Madeleine Maurick
In this excerpt from their book Homosexuality in Africa. A disturbing love, Bart Luirink and Madeleine Maurick explore the writer’s innovative and truely decolonizing approach towards one of the continent sexual warzones. The chapter is based on interviews with Wainaina in Amsterdam and Nairobi and the readings of his rich oeuvre. If there's one African who personifies and, without doubt, embellishes the 'coming-out' story, then it has to be the Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, known as 'the... In this excerpt from their book Homosexuality in Africa. A disturbing love, Bart Luirink and Madeleine Maurick explore the writer’s innovative and truely...
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He feels most at home in his body. Choreographer and dancer Faustin Linyekula (DRC, 1974) even goes so far as to call his physique his "only country." It is both a depressing and reassuring approach. Home is nowhere to be found but home is always with you, wherever you go. Both Linyekula and William Kentridge (South Africa, 1955) are associate artists of the Holland Festival edition that has just started. There are various shows from Lineykula on stage and he takes part in some public... He feels most at home in his body. Choreographer and dancer Faustin Linyekula (DRC, 1974) even goes so far as to call his physique his "only country." It...
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With artists from Zimbabwe, the Netherlands and Germany. Using art to create a sustainable world and a circular economy. An initiative by the Stedenband Haarlem – Mutare, with special guest Elizabeth Muusha. More information here . With artists from Zimbabwe, the Netherlands and Germany. Using art to create a sustainable world and a circular economy. An initiative by the Stedenband...