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Dynamic Africa Global Events Listing: Arts.
Calling all lovers of African and Afro-diasporan art! Here are some of the current and upcoming art exhibitions on our radar happening all over the world!
Black Chronicles II at Rivington Place, London
12 September - 29 November, 2014
This exhibition looks at the presence of black people in Britain during the 19th and early 20th-century through the culture of studio portraiture.
Self-taught French-Ivorian-Senegalese photographer Mame-Diarra Niang explores space and movement in Dakar through a series of images taken while driving in a taxi through the city. Running concurrently, Malawian artist Samson Kambalu’s solo exhibition includes a series of short films, not more than a minute long, shot during his travels in Europe. The films, which Kambalu refers to as ‘Psychogeographical Nyau Cinema’, are inspired by the Gule Wamkulu (the Great Play) which has been celebrated by the Chewa in the masquerade culture of Malawi.
Rotimi Fani-Kayode at Tiwani Contemporary, London
19 September – 1 November, 2014
A solo retrospective on the artist’s work made during his lifetime, as one of the most highly influential figure in 1980s black British and African contemporary art.
John Akomfrah - “Imaginary Possessions” at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan
19 September, 2014 - 1 February, 2015
Looking at the relationship between memory and identity, Ghanaian filmmaker, director, and theorist John Akomfrah creates moving-image works that address the histories of the African diaspora.
Kerry James Marshall - “Look See” at David Zwirner Gallery, London
11 October - 22 November, 2014
American artist Kerry James Marshall will be exhibiting new work at the David Zwirner gallery for a little over month, beginning in October. This also marks Marshall’s first solo show in London since his 2005 presentation at the Camden Arts Centre. During this exhibition, “Marshall will present new paintings that collectively examine notions of observing, witnessing, and exhibiting.”
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House, London
15 - 19 October
Over 100 different artists from all over the African continent will be exhibiting work at London’s Somerset House for the second edition of the annual 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. The list of presenting artists includes Athi-Patra Ruga, Barthelemy Toguo, Peju Alatise, Malick Sidibé, Lakin Ogunbanwo, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Omar Victor Diop, Hassan Hajjaj, and of course, many, many more.
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