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Robot Artists

May18

“Robot Artists” is a short documentary by African Cartel showcasing a group of Zimbabwean artists who’s marketplace and livelihood is a traffic light intersection in Cape Town, South Africa. Source: Africa is a country

Robot Artists from African Cartel on Vimeo.

Mural Art in Woodstock

Apr13

What’s happening in (Cape Town’s neighborhood) Woodstock that makes local hipsters flood the place? The speed at which parts of this area are gentrifying is dazzling. But hipsters also shoot nice images. Cue: shaky cam and hyper-bright colors. By Tom DevriendtAfrica is a Country

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKy4wFat5UE[/youtube]

African Art/Nigeria: Interview with Oliver Enwonwu

Sep30

Oliver Enwonwu is the son of legendary Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu. Not only does Oliver want to keep his father’s memory alive, he’s also working to raise the profile of other Nigerian artists. A video by A24Media.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ7ZZZGvXww[/youtube]

African art/Liberia: Painting against the war

Sep29

Leslie Lumeh is a painter who once made a name for himself with pieces that depicted Liberia’s civil war. Today Leslie is using his canvass to describe and promote the country’s efforts to rebuild. A video by A24Media.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYRmcAuWqas[/youtube]

How 16 June ignited the nation’s creative imagination

Not only did the Soweto Uprising mark a radical shift in consciousness, it also sparked a renaissance in black South African cultural creativity, writes Mphutlane wa Bofelo.

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African creativity and beauty on display for World Cup 2010 audiences

A new exhibit at the Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg showcases works from contemporary artists from Africa and the Diaspora during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Organisers hope the exhibit show South Africa’s commitment to hosting a truly African event, and give artists from the continent exposure to a global audience.

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