Why have we all heard of Socrates, one of 'the patron saints of classical philosophy', and not about Orúnmìlà?
What better way to celebrate Africa Day than by enjoying some of the coolest tunes the continent has to offer and get updated about the latest on arts and society. All at once. That's what Africadelic is about.
ZAM is a mediapartner of the 2016 Ake Arts & Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria 15 – 19 November.
Upcoming | Conny Braam & Hendrik Witbooi | Mohau Modikaseng & Mary Sibande | Lola Shoneyin & Ake | Making Africa . Continent of contemporary design
A collaboration between ZAM, Afrovibes and Galerie 23 brings you a momentous documentary about the works of this Capetonian musician and his search for the roots and diversity of the cities'Goema music.
A discussion on erasure and the archive.
Upcoming event | Join us and meet photographer Mario Macilau who will be launching his photobook Growing in Darkness, published by Kehrer at ZAM on August 11, 2016.
On 31 March the African Studies Centre in Leiden, the Netherlands, will host an Africa Today seminar on Guinea.
Drongo September 2015 | A keynote speech by Mamokgethi Phakeng on language, protest and transformation in South Africa.
ZAM and No Man’s Art Gallery invited to a walk and talk at NMAG Amsterdam on the 26 th of August 2015. Bart Luirink from ZAM gave a warm welcome to all the guests and opened the floor to Emmelie Koster, owner of NMAG. Koster emphasized the long history of printmaking in South Africa as an important form of resistance and protest.
26 | 08 | 2015 – William Kentridge & more South African printmakers.
‘Wisdom is not a property of a nation. Everybody has it’ *
ZAM and De Balie have the honour to invite you to the world premiere of Multiverse: Ghana, a film by Juul van der Laan on Wednesday 24 June 2015, 8 PM. A creative exploration of science in Ghana. A journey into ambition, unconventional methodology and determination. Watch the trailer below.
Special guest: Professor Francis K.A. Allotey, a mathematical physicist whose findings have had an extraordinary impact on studies of other galaxies (within space science).
Afterwards, Bahram Sadeghi, will facilitate a talk with the director and the professor about the film and the meaning of science in an African context.*
Many people attended the Amsterdam launch of Zanele Muholi's book Faces and Phases, a last-minute-ZAM Newsroom organised in five days.
ZAM Newsroom | Exclusive Book Launch of Faces & Phases (2006 – 2014) by Zanele Muholi on 9 December, 5 – 7.30 PM at ZAM, Tussen de Bogen 66, Amsterdam.
One year after his passing, the world is commemorating the spirit of Madiba.
IDFA | Meet the makers, watch sneak previews and find out about exciting co-productions.
Center Stage – The Success of South African Documentary
Friday, November 21, 2014, 14:00-16:00 | Dutch Cultural Media Fund (Herengracht 609, Amsterdam)
08 | 10 | 14 – 08 | 11 | 14. The best of southern African theatre and dance at the 11th edition of Afrovibes in the Netherlands and UK.
Adriaan van Dis interviewed Kirby van der Merwe at the annual Drongo Festival.
Lumumba's Widow is one of 200 masterpieces in Marlene Dumas new exhibition.