ZAM Reporter
In her first solo exhibition, Lola Keyezua (1988, Angola) explores the sexuality of the elderly by focusing on social, cultural and religious influences. After showing one of the photographs in the Amsterdam Galerie Bart group exhibition The Great Photography Special , last year, it was decided to present the whole series of ‘Never Too Old To Cut The Banana When Erected’ in the gallery. After graduating at the Royal Academy in The Hague in 2014, Keyezua returned to Luanda, where she lived from 2015... In her first solo exhibition, Lola Keyezua (1988, Angola) explores the sexuality of the elderly by focusing on social, cultural and religious influences....
Shannon Lorimer
Reports from the University of Cape Town have revealed that the entire contents of the Jagger Reading Room, along with six other buildings, were destroyed by the fire that swept through Table Mountain last week. According to a statement released by UCT, the fire destroyed the galleries, adjacent stores, and offices and gutted the roof of the Jagger Reading Room. The archival and published collections stored in the Reading Room were destroyed. This includes most of the African Studies published... Reports from the University of Cape Town have revealed that the entire contents of the Jagger Reading Room, along with six other buildings, were...
ZAM Reporter
In conversation with Dr. Divine Fuh about the recent burning down of the University of Cape Town’s library. In an online Studio ZAM lunch time on Monday 26 April, 2021, the social anthropologist and director of the Institute for Humanities in Africa at UCT spoke about loss and solidarity with efforts to build what has been destroyed. Fuh has also been a visiting fellow at the Africa Study Centre and was involved in Langa Research and Publishing as well as the African Boon Collective. That Day “On... In conversation with Dr. Divine Fuh about the recent burning down of the University of Cape Town’s library. In an online Studio ZAM lunch time on Monday...
UCT Vice Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng
I am writing to give you an update on the process of restoring the property of the University of Cape Town (UCT). After any event as traumatic as the #UCTFire, it is common for people to speculate and even unwittingly spread false reports about the extent of the damage, the cause of the crisis and the long-term outlook for recovery. This is especially common after a fire, because the affected buildings often cannot be entered immediately. Investigators and building professionals need time to assess... I am writing to give you an update on the process of restoring the property of the University of Cape Town (UCT). After any event as traumatic as the...
Vamba Sherif
No one goes to Paradise to return from it. There is a pivotal moment in the great Mandé epic Sundiata , when Sundiata Keita, alias The Lion King, is forced to leave, to migrate. At this point, he is a young man, full of unbridled ambitions and possibilities. For the first time in his life, despite his obvious limp and speech difficulties, despite all the obstacles stacked against him, he is fully aware of his own powers. This event takes place sometime in the 13 th century and the world as we know... No one goes to Paradise to return from it. There is a pivotal moment in the great Mandé epic Sundiata , when Sundiata Keita, alias The Lion King, is...
ZAM Reporter
Here are the 25 photographers, selected by a panel of 21 international judges, making the shortlist of the 10 th edition of CAP: Aàdesokan | Yetunde | Ayeni-Babaeko | Thami Benkirane | Marcus Trappaud Bjørn | Nabil Boutros | Katel Delia | Justin Dingwall | Andrew Esiebo | Jason Florio | Pippa Hetherington | Brian Hodges | Eldin Zainab Imad | Matt Kay | Adil Kourkouni | Tamary Kudita | DeLovie Kwagala | Dillon Marsh | Fabrice Monteiro | Claudia Ndebele | Emeke Obanor | Joseph Obanubi | Léonard... Here are the 25 photographers, selected by a panel of 21 international judges, making the shortlist of the 10 th edition of CAP: Aàdesokan | Yetunde |...
Laurens Nijzink
Andrea Stultiens' breathing photographs, a hypnotising re-figuration of colonial imagery. Breathing photographs. That's Andrea Stultiens' fascinating invention. Stultiens, photographer, artist and researcher, came up with the concept while working on the collection of still images, films and written notes of Dr. Paul Julien (1901-2001), explorer and amateur anthropologist. Over the past 20 years or so, she has worked with photography archives, mainly on Uganda. Always in relation to the imaging of... Andrea Stultiens' breathing photographs, a hypnotising re-figuration of colonial imagery. Breathing photographs. That's Andrea Stultiens' fascinating...
ZAM Reporter
'As an Ethiopian I do not have a duty to focus my lens on suffering alone', the Ethiopian photographer says. Tsegaye graduated in painting from the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and Design in 2002, but gave up painting when he developed an allergy to oil paint. He then found his real passion in photography and has turned this into a profession, and moreover into a way of expressing a very particular voice. 'As a photographer I try as much as possible to escape being pigeonholed. This... 'As an Ethiopian I do not have a duty to focus my lens on suffering alone', the Ethiopian photographer says. Tsegaye graduated in painting from the Addis...
ZAM Reporter
Traces of colonialism are often hidden in plain sight and continue to have a conscious or unconscious effect in today’s society. In this project/exhibition the traces are a school building, a park, imperialist myths, but also the presence of people with African roots (who are) born in Belgium. Fifteen international artists inhabit the imaginary city, Congoville ,where they guide the visitor over the Middelheim site. They walk as ‘black flâneurs’ through the present and history and guide us in a... Traces of colonialism are often hidden in plain sight and continue to have a conscious or unconscious effect in today’s society. In this...
Judith Westerveld
The film Message from Mukalap captures a unique sound recording from 1936 in the now extinct Khoe language !ora. It will be screened at the upcoming International Film Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. At the core of the film Message from Mukalap lies a unique sound recording that captures a spoken message from a man named Mukalap. It was recorded around 1936 in South Africa. Mukalap speaks in the now extinct Khoe language !ora. In his message he calls on an European audience to just for once... The film Message from Mukalap captures a unique sound recording from 1936 in the now extinct Khoe language !ora. It will be screened at the upcoming...
Femi Nylander
A trip to Niger on the trail of colonial crimes was an eye-opener for a young British-Nigerian poet. At the end of the 19th century, European powers came together to carve up the great African cake. One of the pieces of land allotted to the French was an area branching into the Sahara Desert in what was to become Niger. My film African Apocalypse (showing at the Docville Festival in Leuven 10,16,19 June) follows the road created by the French invasion of 1898-99 in which a French colonial officer,... A trip to Niger on the trail of colonial crimes was an eye-opener for a young British-Nigerian poet. At the end of the 19th century, European powers came...