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Nkgopoleng Moloi
Celebrate anniversary of black artist’s union
Celebrate anniversary of black artist’s union
Most professionals, artists, academics and students can tell you about the isolation of working within institutions of power. They talk about the...
African Mobilities and the African City
African Mobilities and the African City
If you were able to travel at the speed of light, time would cease to exist. The faster you travel, the slower time will pass. Time is simultaneously real and unreal, and is tied to movement....
Creating harmony and melody through the lens
Creating harmony and melody through the lens
Somewhere between the phrases “Africa, your time is now” and “the Dark Continent” lie stories of nuance and complexity. How do we start to...
Architecture should be based  on people’s needs
Architecture should be based  on people’s needs
Ethiopia is rich in architectural diversity. From the density, chaos and musicality of Addis Merkato, once the largest open-air market in Africa,...
​The healing he(art) of women
​The healing he(art) of women
‘The cameraman will chase a girl on a street with a camera persistently until he corners her in an alley, and, if possible, until she is in a...
​Pulane Kingston, a patron of Africa’s art
​Pulane Kingston, a patron of Africa’s art
Despite its emphasis on progressiveness, the art world can be a closed bubble. It isn’t often that individuals come out of the art space fully...
​Gunn-Salie sculpts the presence of the past
​Gunn-Salie sculpts the presence of the past
Seventeen figures crouch, headless and handless. There’s singing. Sounds of gunshots usher in expressions of mourning and memory. Upon looking at...
​Women shaping Africa’s art
​Women shaping Africa’s art
An exhibition titled Women’s Work: Crafting stories, subverting narratives sought to puncture the distinction between art and craft.
Billie Zangewa's self in a patchwork of silk
Billie Zangewa's self in a patchwork of silk
Using the traditional techniques of tapestry, Billie Zangewa meticulously weaves silk into collages.
Both physical presence, and authenticity
Both physical presence, and authenticity
How does one present a show that is expansive and yet retains coherence and intimacy? How does one curate a group show that affords each individual...
‘Umlindelo’ captures the insider’s view from without
‘Umlindelo’ captures the insider’s view from without
A rectangular piece of cobalt blue fabric graces the entrance. On it, straight white lines form a star — the fabric introduces us to the...