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Newsletter: May 2017

The last couple of months have been spent researching George Hallett pre-exile photography practice in 1960s South Africa, visiting the 13th Sharjah Biennial (read the review on Contemporary And) and Reunion Island as part of the Frac (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain), which was also an occasion to meet artists across the island and give a […]

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Events, News, Video art

Digital Africa

Danielle WaKyengo O’Neill, still from Crowning Glory (2016), video, 5’8″. Open Source and YaPhoto announce Digital Africa, an evening projection of works by 14 African and Diaspora video artists and documentary filmmakers on Thursday 25 May at the Vortex, London. The artists and filmmakers were selected from an open call launched last March as part of […]

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Aesthetics, Photography, Public Art, Urban

Alice Marcelino: Kindumba

On the occasion of OPEN SOURCE 2016 (28-29 May), a public space arts festival initiated by Marie d’Elbée, photographer Alice Marcelino was invited to bring her Kindumba project to Gillett Square in Dalston (London). Kindumba (2013 to now) meaning My Hair in Kimbundo – one of Angola’s languages – celebrates black hair and its diversity by […]

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Call for participation, Exhibitions, Photography, Public Art, Urban

Call for participants – Afro hair project

Frizzy hair, curly hair, low cuts and hi-tops, afros and cornrows, braids, twists and dreadlocks, mad hairdos with no name, Afrohairstylers of all ages… Join us for free photo sessions by London-based Angolan photographer Alice Marcelino as part of OPEN SOURCE Festival on Gillett Square, Sat 28 May. OPEN SOURCE is a multidisciplinary arts festival […]

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Aesthetics, Exhibitions, Photography, Public Art, Urban

We do Black hair

We do Black hair proposes to bring together the local African and Caribbean communities as part of OPEN SOURCE Festival through an afro hair event addressing ongoing questions of aesthetic canons, identity politics, and visual representations in the media. This project is informed by the all-too-common experience of the random “Can I touch your hair?” […]

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