Entries in African (42)
I had tea with one of my favorite persons the other night, the beautiful creative fashion writer Chioma Nnadi and we were discussing Afri-pop, Solange Knowles new video and the article that inspired it.
Chioma wrote an article a few years ago about The Sapeurs when she was the Style Editor at the Fader Magazine. Solange read that blog post and tracked down those men in the congo.
From Maker Faire Africa's site:
Maker Faire Africa is a celebration of African ingenuity, innovation and creation. Here you will find the Makers who showed their work at the 2010 event in Nairobi Kenya. Work ranges from time saving devices for agriculture to alternative energy sources from design with recycled objects to social media applications for mobile phones. Per maker you will find a short synopsis of their work, their contacts details plus a possibliity to collaborate with them. Match your skills with one of the Makers.
Cyrus is a self taught painter and sculptor. This glasses series have no glass but are made with found objects. Each has its own story. The artistic series of once off pieces is inspired by his father who once broke his own glasses and refused to fix them.
Cyrus is a 2013 TED Fellow!!!
Peter Mabeo is the creator and owner of a brillant furniture company in Gaborone, Botswanna. When you visit Mabeo Furniture's website you will find four basic principles that make the company; good design, use of sustainable materials, craftsmanship and people & community development. Producing some of the highest quality and best furniture pieces in the world, Mabeo Furniture works with the top desingers and exports largely to clients in Europe and America.
We're excited to be hosting Africa Fashion Week LA! Happening October 11-13 every night from 7-10pm.
Get your tickets HERE
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Rooftop at the Standard Hotel
- Day 1 - Thursday, October 11, 2012 (Runway Shows)
- Day 2 - Friday, October 12, 2012 (Runway Shows)
- Day 3 - Saturday, October 13, 2012 (Runway Shows)
Thursday night was a blast...great turn out and beautiful people & fashions! You don't want to miss Friday and Saturday!
IN/FLUX is a series of three DVDs. Each DVD is a compilation of experimental films and videos from the African world. The violence and the pleasures, the contradictions, fears and desires of a planet shaped by the postcolonial condition, the present-future of our common humanity in a global, 21st century system shot through with radical change: these are the foci of IN/FLUX, addressed from Africa and her diasporas by creators who reject easy approaches or answers.
The works included in the first IN/FLUX DVD centre on the dual theme of movement and displacement. They consider shifts in time, place and psyche, in imaginaries and (pre)conceptions, played out on urban stages deployed as laboratories for the elaboration of alternative perceptual fields. A range of genres is represented: documentary gazes and Afrofuturist takes, spy camera zoom-ins and travels through virtual landscapes, (mock) music-video and horror-flick aesthetics. The result is a (media) trip through multiple universes: inner worlds, dreamscapes and in your face reality checks.
IN/FLUX is a partnership between two cutting-edge entities: SPARCK (Space for Pan-African Research, Creation and Knowledge / The Africa Centre – Cape Town, South Africa) and Lowave (an independent film label based in Paris, France). IN/FLUX # 1 is curated by Dominique Malaquais, Cédric Vincent and Silke Schmickl
10 Film(s), Interviews, Bios, Filmographies, runtime 104 minutes, PAL/NTSC, ALL ZONES, stereo, 4:3/16:9, Booklet text by Dominique Malaquais.
Andre S. Belcher - Contributor
We are happy to have a new contributor for ARTE: we've been following Andre S. Belcher and his interesting observations in contemporary art for a while now. When it comes to art Andre admits that he is only concerned with "The naked and unabashed truth."
Global Arts: Visual Arts - Experimental Film/Video
Born 1966 (Cape Town, South Africa)
Julia Raynham’s work melds choreography, theatre, poetry, video, sound, performance and improv, in a distinctly experimental vein. After studying architecture and music, she trained extensively as a sangoma (link beeen the ancestral and human worlds, specialist of herbal medicine, counsel in matters of psychological disturbance in Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa and Ndebele communities of Southern Africa). An ex-member of key collectives on the South Africa scene (Honeymoon Suites; The Mothertongue Project) and a writer (We Tell Our Old Songs: San Music of Southern Africa, with Marlene Winberg, 2004; ilikemagazine), she is the founder of Resonance Bazaar, a multidisciplinary platform for the development of artistic partnerships. Among her most renowned works are: Return to Traveller (The Edge, Cape Town, 2009); 21st Century Animal (7th edition of Rencontres Chorégraphiques de l’Afrique et de l’Océan Indien, 2008); and A New Body Will Be Assembled...More Brilliant Than Before (Below:Video)
Video: A collaboration between Julia Raynham and James Tayler
Andre S. Belcher - Contributor
South African artist Mary Sibande has done something amazing in her series Long Live The Dead Queen. We really love her installation/sculptures but what we love the most is how she takes over buildings in some nice and not so nice places with putting the “Dead Queen” up for the entire city to see.
Ken Saro Wiwa was an extraordinary writer and fought against the oil companies that polluted his land and people. He was imprisoned and ultimately murdered by those he fought against.
"I am a man of ideas, in and out of prison my ideas will be heard"
Miss Numa Perrier was an artist from the Hello Show exhibit. We just love this piece tons.