1. Aboudia at Ethan Cohen (2014)

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    Also available to view on GalleryLOG at gallerylog.com/ethan-cohen--aboudia.html On View: African Dawn | ABOUDIA Opening Reception: New York, NY---Thursday, April 10, 6 - 9pm Ethan Cohen New York 251 W. 19th St. New York, NY 10011 Ethan Cohen presents “African Dawn | ABOUDIA”, featuring African contemporary artist Aboudia in his highly anticipated first solo exhibition in United States, running from April 10 – May 5 at Ethan Cohen New York. In kinetically painted canvasses redolent of Jean-Michel Basquiat and graffiti art, Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba (b. 1983) depicts fevered landscapes and street scenes populated by child-like figures. “African Dawn” powerfully showcases Aboudia’s trademark “nouchi” style, drawn from the street culture of children in his home city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The work is informed by their ubiquitous graffiti around Abidjan and free-form street language, known as nouchi, as a form of dreamscape in response to privation. Rendered in oil sticks, acrylics and collage, his works are noted for brutal lines of color applied to heavily-layered background collages, details of newspaper and magazine cutouts ingeniously encircled by drawings fall in and out of focus. The resulting composition suggests current events cohering through the imagination into a provocative vision. Mural-like canvases make his statement monumental but delicate, incorporating collage and word play in a deliberate evocation of children’s encounters with a war-torn world. Refusing categorization as a war painter, Aboudia instead emphasizes the vitality of dreams and language rendered in the nouchi street art style. This style situates Aboudia uniquely in Abidjan, while a range of global influences are articulated in collage and paint. His incomparable expression of lost innocence and enduring childhood dreams exemplifies currents in African contemporary art and its peaking international relevance. Aboudia’s energized portrayal of the street culture of urban Africa takes full flight in “African Dawn”, creating a powerful synthesis of historic and current events and propelling Aboudia to the forefront of global contemporary art. For more information please contact Ethan Cohen: ECFA@ECFA.COM | T 212-625-1250

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    • Aboudia at Ethan Cohen (2015)

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      Also available to view on GalleryLOG at gallerylog.com/aboudia-2015.html Born 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast ABOUDIA's multi-layered paintings offer a simultaneaity of images and meanings that conduct a continuous discourse with each other and with the viewer. In any glance the eye takes in one or other layer which is soon overcome by the next. We are aware of the vivid, brutal pageant of contemporary Africa weaving before us like a fabric of consciousness – soldiers, skulls, African fetishes, flashes of street life – expressed with a naif vitality. The surfaces deploy fragments, cuttings, from bits of comic strips, magazine ads, newspaper images, set into the paintings' overall compositions so as to suggest current events cohering through the imagination into a troubled and troubling vision. In the end though, the artist's gift of cohesion transforms chaos into vitality, painful events to esthetic redemption, so one is able to see the whole as a changeable tide forever renewing hope. For more information please contact Ethan Cohen: ECFA@ECFA.COM | T 212-625-1250

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      • A day in the life at Karm Marg

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        This is a short film made my the youth living at Karm Marg. A home for young people who have chosen to leave behind the life on streets. Karm Marg is based in Faridabad, just outside of New Delhi, India where about 60 such children live, learn and have fun. For more information, visit"http://www.karmmarg.org

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        • Against all odds

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          Director/editor: Anders Christian Pettersen Cinematographer/editor: Tor Espen Vassbotn Producer: Thomas Svane Nairobi is home to several thousand street kids, and Daniel Nduati was once one of them. But after finding God, Daniel managed what most others in his situation don’t: To turn his life around. Now, he spends most of his time and resources running a centre through which he tries to give street kids a second chance in life – against all odds. But there are limitations to both his time and to his resources. He can’t save them all…

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          • All Things New (English)

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            "All Things New" is the true story of the radically changed lives of four street kids in the Philippines. What is really unique is how God transforms the kids, in spite of their mistrust and personal pain, and uses them to minister to the adults who are trying to help them.

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            • Alumni Voices: Sarah Adeel

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              Helping Islamabad’s Street Kids Find a Better Future ---- Meet Sarah Adeel, a 2009 Fulbright program alumna of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and founder of Lettuce Bee Kids (LBK), a non-profit organization in Islamabad that uses art therapy to help street kids find a better future. Learn more about LBK at http://www.lettucebeekids.com/. Want to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship? Visit http://198.143.172.46/Programs/USFulbrightScholar.cfm?Tab=Programs. Learn more about the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network at http://pakusalumninetwork.com/.

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              • Animals in Peru

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                primary school 'Het Spoor' in Zeist wrote an email with questions for our kids about the animals in Peru. We sat down in our shanty school in Minas, Lima Peru and talked.

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                • A Perfect Injustice

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                  In July of 2009 I documented the work done by a non-profit called A Perfect Injustice in Kampala, Uganda. API is working to meet the immediate physical and emotional needs of the forgotten children who have been forced into the streets for various reasons.

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                  • Artists on Africa | Episode 4 Bonus | Mauro Pinto and Goncalo Mabunda on Everything is a Story

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                    Mauro Pinto said it: "Everything is a Story". And as far as the conversation with Mauro and Goncalo goes, we have only told you half. So we decided to break with our monthly schedule to bring you a bonus episode: Goncalo and Mauro share some of their (more personal) stories about language and learning and tales of traveling.

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                    • A Russian Fairytale - DocHouse Q&A with directors Jake Mobbs & Nicolas Doldinger

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                      Thursday 31st January | Riverside Studios Street kids Kolya, Irina, Ksusha and Denis describe the abandoned building they live in as 'a Fairytale place' where anything is possible. Their gang have relied on each other since they were young kids; stealing, begging and turning tricks to survive on the streets of the broken, post-Soviet city of Perm, Russia.

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