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The trials of Jelili Atiku

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In early December last year, the performance artist Jelili Atiku was conferred with a Prince Claus Award in Amsterdam in the The Netherlands. The citation by the jury lauded Atiku for his “… provocative spectacles use striking attire, unsettling body language and unusual props to open up dialogue and influence popular attitudes.”

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Conversations with Photographers: Eric Gottesman

Meeting Eric Gottesman was foundational to my training as an art critic. In late 2011 he advised me to apply to study with David Levi Strauss. When I eventually came around to looking at his photographic work two years later, I found him an exceptionally curious artist, patient with his subjects, and deliberate with his intentions.

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5 Questions for a Filmmaker–Branwen Okpako

Gender and African-Diasporic identity in Germany are recurring themes in Lagos-born, Nigerian/Welsh filmmaker, video artist, theatre writer/director and professor, Branwen Okpako’s work.

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Live from Grahamstown

Grahamstown, South Africa – Rhodes University students cover The National Arts Festival, the biggest annual arts celebration in Africa.

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Here Africa/1: Contemporary Africa through the Eyes of its Artists

From 6 May to 8 July, Art for The World assembles for the first time in Switzerland a unique collection of contemporary African art and performances including approximately 60 works of more than 26 interesting artists from the African continent. In partnership with the Swiss NGO, Afronline.org will publish opinions and interviews of the personalities involved in the exhibition. We start with Adelina von Furstenberg, the curator of Here Africa/Ici l’Afrique.

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The Little Art House in Eastern Congo

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo: The eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, home to over 50 armed groups, is typically characterised as a place of war and strife. But in the midst of this there is also a great deal of exuberance, life and colour − not least in Mapendo Sumuni’s small but vibrant art house, Kivu Nuru, in the town of Goma.

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