1. Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa - Juxtapositions and Connections

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    Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa is on view through Sunday, May 31 at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Here, African Art Curator, Constantine Petridis, discusses the show. http://clevelandart.org/senufo

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    • Metal Artisans of Haiti

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      Tara Phillips of "LetsgoToHaiti.com" explores the fascinating community and artwork of the highly talented metal artisans of Croix-des-Bouquets (Kwadèbouke) Haiti. Croix-des-Bouquets is a northern suburb in the Port-Au-Prince metropolitan area. Haiti is world famous for its exuberant art, richly influenced by nature, history and religion, both Christian and Vodou (voodoo). The entire village of Croix des Bouquets is a good example of Haitian creativity - it resonates with the sounds of clanging and banging of the mallets and chisels in the process of transforming raw metal into stunning, and often haunting, iron sculptures. The city of Croix-des-Bouquets is on the Plaine du Cul-de-Sac, where many people grow organic foods such as beans, sweet potato, and corn. come explore Haiti for yourself for info visit: LetsGoToHaiti.com LetsGoToHaiti.com

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      • Mohau Modisakeng, 'Barongwa' (2014). Performed by Sikhumbuzo Makandula.

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        'Barongwa' was part of the 'Blind Spot' collection of performances curated by Ruth Simbao for the National Arts Festival in South Africa in 2014. The performance took the form of a public procession from Fingo Village Square to the vicinity of the old Egazini Memorial. Figo Village is an important area in Grahamstown, South Africa. "The title of the land was given to the amaFengu people in return for their services and bravery in fighting the British during the battles with the amaXhosa between 1846-1853" (www.fingovillage.blogspot.com). Video by Mark Wilby For more information on the 'Blind Spot' performances see Exhibitions & Performances (www.ru.ac.za/ruthsimbao/). Other 'Blind Spot' performances include: 1) 'What difference does it make who is speaking?' (Mbali Khoza)--available on Vimeo, 2) 'Everse' (Joseph Coetzee, Ivy Kulundu-Gotz, Simone Heymans and Chiro Nott)--available on Vimeo, and 3) 'Bismillah' (Igshaan Adams). For access to the 'Bismillah' video by Igshaan Adams, please contact r.simbao@ru.ac.za.

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        • Mbali Khoza, 'What difference does it make who is speaking?'

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          'What difference does it make who is speaking?' was part of the 'Blind Spot' collection of performances curated by Ruth Simbao for the National Arts Festival in South Africa in 2014. The performance took place in the Eastern Star Press Museum in Grahamstown. Piercing a scroll of paper with a threadless needle, Khoza performs a stitched transcription of a West African language using isiZulu phonetics as a guide. The work is inspired by the work of Dambudzo Marechera who wrote in the 'House of Hunger' (1978), "As I read it every single word erased itself into my mind. Afterwards they came to take out the stitches from the wound of it. The stitches were published. The reviewers made obscene noises". Video by Mark Wilby. For more information on Blind Spot see Exhibitions & Performances www.ru.ac.za/ruthsimbao/ Other 'Blind Spot' performances include: 1) 'Barongwa' (Mohau Modisakeng and Sikhumbuzo Makandula)--available on Vimeo, 2) 'Everse' (Joseph Coetzee, Ivy Kulundu-Gotz, Simone Heymans and Chiro Nott)--available on Vimeo, and 3) 'Bismillah' (Igshaan Adams). For access to the 'Bismillah' video please contact the artist directly or r.simbao@ru.ac.za.

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          • Labyrinth by Jackie Karuti

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            The exhibition explores the banality of life by use of repetition. It reflects a bored consistency with an implied journey to an unknown destination, borne out of being stuck in the same place, doing the same thing over and over again. Exhibition period: January 2015

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            • 327 Unreported

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              27 Unreported is a monochromatic show of works on paper and sculptures depicting the stories of rape victims, male and female. With the exhibition, the artists Robinson and O’Callaghan aimed at raising awareness of this much ignored but huge problem in Kenya, the dates of which fell within the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, an international campaign that puts the spotlight on gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local national, regional and international level. Exhibition dates 6th- 30th December 2013

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              • Gerad Pefung: You're Invited

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                Gerard Pefung gathered his 100+ handmade exhibition invitations. We scanned them in high-resolution, built a slideshow set to music by Rob Phillips then projected onto a downtown wall behind dancer Friday Gatluak.

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                • Kalahari Resorts - One Rhythm Documentary

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                  KALAHARI RESORTS & CONVENTIONS | Client JACOBSON/ROST | Agency TOM GORTON | Creative Director MARTIN RODAHL | Director ANDY RAMSEY | Editor CHRIS LECLERC | Camera MARK VAN WIJK | Camera Kalahari Resorts wanted to show their visitors that their waterparks & convention centers are not just African-themed, they're truly inspired by African art and culture. Jacobson Rost sent a team of filmmakers to Africa as the family traveled the continent and experienced Africa firsthand. Working with several hundred hours of footage (shot by Chicago director Martin Rodahl, Milwaukee-based DP Chris LeClerc and South African cameraman Mark van Wijk), we assembled six stories showcasing the beauty and energy of Africa and its people. Kalahari was adamant that this not be series of straight sell-pieces which allowed us to let the images, the people and the experiences speak for themselves.

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                  • "Insights from introspection": Joan Tarrago.

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                    We spent some time recently @ Joan Tarragó's studio, talking with him about his recent trips in africa, his next exhibition @ N2 Galería, and various other subjects... The result is condensed here in a short and abstract piece... A Film by AHT Music by: Ken Nordine & Adrian Younge www.joantarrago.com www.subagora.eu

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                    • Tatou Dembele - Interview with NPC Team

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