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Video still from 'Outpost 4' by Johan Thom included in the exhibition.

Johan Thom, Ismail Farouk, Lawrence Lemaoana, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Abrie Fourie, Happy Dhlame and Titus Matiyane.

Alongside the individual artists, an exhibition showcasing relevant work from the MAP collection will be arranged, including works by Maja Marx, Gordon Froud, Andrew Tshabangu, Sean Slemon, Jacques Coetzer, and Shane de Lange. The MAP collection will be accompanied by an exhibition of projects by the Trinity Session. Both MAP and Trinity Session exhibits will act as platforms framing The Heart of the African City and the selected artists chosen to support the event. Each artist will be included into the MAP book for the African Perspectives event, which will become part of the prolific collection of books in the MAP black box collection.

African Perspectives:

African Perspectives is a biannual international event with various programmes and conferences held on the African continent. In 2009 the event will be held at the University of Pretoria in Tshwane, South Africa, and in 2011 in Casablanca, Morocco. The international conference is themed around the African City (re)sourced and the city as resource, and will take place from the 24th to the 28th of September 2009.

African Perspectives is an ongoing initiative of ArchiAfrika, emphasizing the construction of a global urban narrative, particularly surrounding issues of independence, globalization, and urbanization in an already decolonized, post-industrial, late-capitalist, pluralistic global community that is simultaneously divided and unified by various political, economic, religious, ethnic, tribal and cultural issues. At the same time, new technologies such as the Internet and other global
communications are ambiguously erasing and solidifying such territories and borders, based on the aforementioned issues. These territories form the basis of a dialogue that attempts to dissect the pluralisms and polarities of a constructed global community.

For official information about African Perspectives: http://www.africanperspectives.info/

For more information on ArchiAfrka please visit: http://www.archiafrika.org/

For detailed information on Modern Art Projects: http://map-southafrica.org/home.html

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