All posts tagged: Chimurenga

57th Venice Biennale Jury

  The International Jury of the 57th International Art Exhibition has been appointed   Borja-Villel has been appointed President of the Jury The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta has appointed, upon recommendation by the Artistic Director Christine Macel, the International Jury of the 57th International Art Exhibition (13 May – 26 November 2017) composed of the following members: Francesca Alfano Miglietti (Italy), Milan-based curator of exhibitions, shows, and conferences. FAM’s research focuses on the issues connected with contemporary changes, as well as an art theorist and lecturer. Manuel J. Borja-Villel (Spain), director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), and former director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). Amy Cheng (Taiwan), Taipei-based curator and writer, co-founder of TheCube Project Space, which serves as an independent art space devoted to the research, production and presentation of contemporary art. Ntone Edjabe (Cameroon), journalist and DJ, founder of Chimurenga (a pan-African publication of art, culture, and politics based in Cape …

November Newsletter

This month began with a participation to academic events in Paris and London, with a workshop on the representation of the “post-colonial repressed body” within the French context, organised by Françoise Vergès, Chair of Global South(s) at the Collège d’études mondiales. At Tate Modern, “Fast Forward: Women in Photography” brought together international scholars and art practitioners whose work focuses on women’s archival and contemporary photography. Both events have been recorded and will be made available to the public. More on women with upcoming events in Lancaster and Nottingham: “Women in Sound/Women on Sound Symposium”, a day-long symposium that explores the role of women in the various disciplines of sound, at Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA), 13th Nov, 10.00 – 21.30. “Women in Music”, a panel discussion by women working in music, both in front and behind the scene, who will share the challenges they have experienced throughout their careers. New Art Exchange, Nottingham 28th Nov. EXHIBITIONS Recently opened: Telling Time, the 10th Bamako Encounters curated by Bisi Silva with associate curators Antawan I. …

Through Hallett’s Eyes: SA jazz, art, and African literature

“To look, until seeing… but seeing by way of retrieval, of resurging images, buried in unconscious memory. This is the undefined space where, one day, the archival nature of George Hallett’s photography revealed itself. Immersed in a combination of visual, graphic, and textual elements, there they were, all along, rubbing shoulders with other iconic images, giving texture to some of the famous anti-Apartheid screen-prints created by Gavin Jantjes. Somehow, this passive act of reconnection triggered a chain reaction, bringing back images encountered in a number of books decades earlier…” These first lines from Christine Eyene’s essay, “George Hallett: the making of an archive”*, retrace the process of remembering images by the South African photographer, encountered during teenage years and revisited decades later in the context of academic research. For the last instalment of Chimurenga’s Pan African Space Station at The Showroom, Eyene will discuss new elements of her research on Hallett’s portraits of South African exiles, African writers and the diaspora, the re/production of these images for the covers of the seminal Heinemann’s African Writers …

PASS @ The Showroom

Christine Eyene will take part in PASS, Chimurenga’s Pan African Space Station radio hosted in The Chimurenga Library, a project co-curated by Chimurenga, The Otolith Collective and The Showroom. The two conversations will focus on Cameroon’s Bikutsi music (Sat 10 Oct), looking at the origins of the genre, its message and style, its influence in the formation of cultural identity, as well as pioneering figures like Los Camaroes / Messi Martin, Georges Seba, Sellsa, Ange Ebogo Emerent, Les Têtes Brûlées which style revolutionised the genre, new wave of singers like Mani Bella, and traces of Bikutsi in Cameroonian Hip Hop. Eyene will also discuss her research on South African photographer George Hallett (Sun 11 Oct) and his documentation of South African exile in London, Jazz musicians and African literature; a research linked to her collaboration to the Making Histories Visible project at the University of Central Lancashire. PASS live broadcasting programme of music, interviews and events with Chimurenga collaborators at The Showroom features musicians, journalists, writers, curators and filmmakers including: 

sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, The Otolith Collective, Chimurenga, …