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 →

The Life and Artworks of Wifredo Lam – a Cuban ‘Passeur’ in Paris

My proposal to present a research paper about the life and work of Cuban surrealist artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) at the forthcoming 2nd CARISCC Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity (University of Leeds, UK, 8th March 2017) has been accepted. The presentation - titled, "Reading Issues of In/Security and Creativity through the Life and... Continue Reading →

NAMLA (Nader Art Museum Latin America) celebrates Wifredo Lam in New York

Public exhibition from November 11 through November 21 at Gary Nader NY, 24 West 57th Street, New York City. This show will include works from the Nader Art Museum Latin America (NAMLA) as well as Several Prestigious Private Collections Nader Art Museum Latin America and Gary Nader NY are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition […]... Continue Reading →

“Collectif CONTRE-Exhibit B”: The campaign against Brett Bailey’s ‘Human Zoo’ installation gains pace in Paris…

How timely to be currently on a research trip in Paris just as the campaign against the presentation of Brett Bailey's 'Exhibit B' (Human Zoo) installation is taking shape and gaining momentum in the French capital. Over the past few days I have been inspired by the passion and commitment of the Parisian campaign organisers "Collectif CONTRE-Exhibit... Continue Reading →

Reflections on the legacies of ‘Statues Also Die’ (Présence Africaine, 1953) re. the museums sector in France today

Earlier this year an article by Tom Devriendt was posted to the online discussion forum 'Africa is a Country' to commemorate the life and work of French filmmaker Alain Resnais (1922-2014), who passed away on 1st March  (Devriendt, 2014). The central focus of this piece was to celebrate the achievements of Resnais and his co-director Chris Marker... Continue Reading →

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