Afriques Capitales/Capital Africas: A Barthesian multiplicity of cities presented at La Villette in Paris

The curatorial challenge Simon Njami set for himself when conceptualizing the exhibition "Afriques Capitales"["Capital Africas"] was to provide a discursive, dialogical space where contemporary visual artists from continental Africa and the wider global African diaspora(s) could come together to "invent the city of all cities: a city that belongs to no one but in which everyone can find... Continue Reading →

Creating African Fashion Histories – Conference at The Old Courtroom, Brighton, UK (November 2016)

On Wednesday 2 November 2016 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery will be hosting a one-day conference – “Creating African Fashion Histories” – in partnership with the Royal Pavilion and Museums, Sussex Africa Centre, the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. Coinciding with the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion –... Continue Reading →

Switch House at Tate Modern: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…

It was worth braving the crowds to view the new Switch House extension at Tate Modern on Bankside during its launch week (14-19 June 2016) and explore several new floors of contemporary art from Tate's permanent collection, as well as selected pieces on temporary display in the featured Artists' Rooms and themed galleries. For this inaugural summer... Continue Reading →

RC21 International Conference: ‘The Ideal City: between myth and reality. Representations, policies, contradictions and challenges for tomorrow’s urban life’ (27-29 August 2015 – Urbino, Italy)

The RC21 Conference 2015 (The Ideal City: between myth and reality...') will be hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences – Department of Economics, Society, and Politics at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy. It has been organised to enable sociologists, geographers, urbanists, town planners, artists and other creative professionals to consider... Continue Reading →

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