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African art draws the crowds in Europe

During summer, five internationally renowned artists of African descent will show their art on the grounds of the Nationalgalerie Berlin. El Anatsui, Zarina Bhimji, António Ole, Yinka Shonibare, and Pascale Marthine Tayou have been invited to present themselves in the various, architecturally significant buildings in which the Nationalgalerie accommodates its large collections of art from the 19th to 21st century.

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Traffic Jam: the art of Tayou

His roots are Cameroonian, but he lives in Gand, Belgium. Pascal Marthine Tayou is a member of that generation of African artists who love re-shaping post-colonial culture and confronting, or even mixing, their original experiences with the new ones found in Europe.

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March day-by-day

27 February-13 March 2010

FNB Dance Umbrella 2010

Johannesburg, South Africa

Website: http://www.artslink.co.za/arts/

1-31 March 2010

International Festival of Benin’s Theatre (Fitheb)

Lomé, Benin

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Painting a new country

In December 2009 a group of Nigerian volunteers took to the streets of a notorious, overcrowded Lagos slum armed with brushes and paint to give the area a much-needed facelift. The “Mushin Makeover” saw thousands of people painting 7 streets, 294 houses and 3 kilometres of roadside curb and bus stops in Mushin, an area of Lagos known for its high crime rate.

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Women in African Arts

The Musée Dapper’s exhibition highlights the astonishing diversity of female depictions through nearly one hundred and fifty works, many of them truly exceptional. Till July 12 2009.

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