Posts Tagged ‘African art’

Johan Thom talks about “The devil made me do it” solo at the Goodman Gallery, 7 March 2015.

Thom is a multidisciplinary artist, frontrunner of a Now Generation of South African practitioners drawing on dramatic histories while creating self-reflexive journeys. His work encompasses two disparate elements: dark humour and light tragedy. It deals with the dividing line between the self and the other where the former fulfils the role of a crazy loner seeking agency, while the latter is a real life arbitrator of reason and knowing.

The exhibition will consist of a series titled Faust the African made up dozens of heads cast from a 19th Century bust of Faust, in builder’s foam, and inlaid with found objects making a macabre and carnivalesque gallery of types. These include an explorer, a gambler, a musician as well as the well-worn men one would find on a travelling vessel, taking an epic journey of exploration. Video, discarded books, drawings on blackboard ink and cast bronze artifacts complete the hellish depiction of a semi-fictitious person seeking out dangerous

Johan Thom gesels oor sy nuwe uitstalling “The Devil Made Me Do It”. Wees deel van kykNET se Youtube kanaal vir soveel meer kykgenot. Volg kykNET op Twitter:…


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Johan Thom / The Devil Made Me Do It / 2015

07 March – 11 April 2015


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ANALOGUE EYE is a mobile drive-in theatre and pop-up cinema experience. The project pays homage to the traditional drive-in experience and to early projectionists such as Sol Plaatjie, who traveling across South Africa, took the moving image to the people. In this vein and spirit Analogue Eye has taken the video works from the gallery context to meet a wider audience in unexpected public platforms and spaces. Video Art Africa is a curated screening of three programs of diverse video artworks made by 37 artists about, from or on the African continent.
Featuring 37 Artists from 18 countries.

Created & curated by Brent Meistre

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/ANALOGUEYE?fref=photo

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Installation view of collaborative sculpture at Nirox Sculpture Park.

With Guy du Toit.


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videoabend: Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy

Mittwoch, 03.04.2013, 20:00 – 22:00 Uhr
Motorenhalle – Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden

Der Kurator Kisito Assangni ist anwesend und gibt im Gespräch mit Frank Eckhardt eine Einführung. Zwischen den Blöcken und zum Ende steht er zur Diskussion bereit.


Der Videoabend präsentiert eine länderübergreifende Auswahl heutiger afrikanischer Videokunst. “Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy” kontextualisiert afrikanische Videokunst in einem größeren kulturellen Rahmen. Im Zeitalter interkultureller Migration präsentiert [SFIP] auch Afrikanische Videokünstler/innen, die in Afrika, Europa und den USA zu leben. Ein verbindendes Element bildet das Interesse an den Beziehungen zwischen dem Selbst und der Gesellschaft. Die meisten Werke thematisieren Fragen von Alternativen, Identität, Toleranz und sozialen Beziehungen. Die experimentellen Videos konzentrieren sich auf ästhetische und methodische Perspektiven des Kampfes gegen Unwissenheit und geistige Niedertracht in der zeitgenössischen afrikanischen Kunst. Das Projekt erzählt Geschichten Afrikas von Afrikanischen Medienkünstler/innen wie durch die Linse der Beziehung zwischen Tradition und Zeitgenossenschaft.

Liste der Werke:
> * Said Afifi, Metamorphosis of the linguist #2, 4’58”, 2010 (Morocco)
> * Jude Anogwih, STOP! 2’04”, 2010 (Nigeria)
> * Younes Baba-Ali, Call for Prayer – Morse, 3’06”, 2011 (Morocco)
> * Wanja Kimani, Buttons, 2’03”, 2010 (Kenya)
> * Nicene Kossentini, Myopia, 3’13”, 2008 (Tunisia)
> * Kai Lossgott, Read these roads, 3’58”, 2010 (South Africa)
> * Victor Mutelekesha, Shadow of my shadow, 3’39”, 2009 (Zambia)
> * Saidou Dicko, Le petit Berger, 5’14”, 2011 (Burkina Faso)
> * Ndoye Douts, Train train Medina, 7’02”, 2001 (Senegal)
> * Samba Fall, Oil man, 1’00, 2008 (Senegal)
> * Nathalie M’ba Bikoro feat. Iris Musolf, Hide & Seek, 5’33”, 2010 (Gabon)
> * Saliou Traoré, Traffic mum, 10’00”, 2009 (Burkina Faso)
> * Ezra Wube, Gela 2, 1’57”, 2010, (Ethiopia)
> * Nirveda Alleck, Perfect match, 6’32”, 2009, (Mauritius)
> * Rehema Chachage, Kwa Baba Rithi Undugu, 1’23, 2010 (Tanzania)
> * Kokou Ekouagou, Taller man, 2’20”, 2011 (Togo)
> * Mohamed El Baz, FUCK THE DEATH, 11’10”, 2011 (Morocco)
> * Dimitri Fagbohoun, Black brain, 4’02”, 2010, Benin
> * Michele Magema, Interiority-Fresco IV, 2’31”, 2010 (D. Congo)
> * Johan Thom, llumination, 2’03”, 2012 (South Africa)
> * Guy Woueté, Le dilemme divin, 5’31”, 2009 (Cameroon)


Kisito Assangni

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Malmo Konsthall presents
Video art from Africa
Curated by Kisito Assangni

2 March – 7 April 2013

S:t Johannesgatan 7
250 80 Malmo

Said Afifi | Nirveda Alleck | Jude Anogwih | Younes Baba-Ali | Rehema
Chachage | Saidou Dicko | Ndoye Douts | Kokou Ekouagou | Mohamed El Baz |
Samba Fall | Dimitri Fagbohoun | Wanja Kimani | Nicene Kossentini | Kai
Lossgott | Michele Magema | Nathalie Mba Bikoro | Victor Mutelekesha |
Johan Thom | Saliou Traoré | Guy Woueté | Ezra Wube

Project [SFIP] is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for
critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art.

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