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Romuald Hazoumè: Art talk held on Friday 17th November 2017 at KNUST, Kumasi

 Romuald Hazoumè’s art talk held on Friday 17th November 2017 at KNUST, Kumasi.

organized by blaxTARLINES KUMASI

2017 IFI Congress: African Culture & Design Festival

Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
09 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017


The 2017 IFI CONGRESS and African Culture & Design Festival, taking place on 10-11 November is coordinated to support the General Assembly (10-12 November), will explore how creativity can serve as a vehicle for social and economic transformation through a series of international events in Lagos, Nigeria.

Hosted in partnership with Interior Designers Association of Nigeria (IDAN), this premier biennial forum will bring together creative leaders and professionals from all corners of the globe to explore the power and potential of design in developing societies and cultures around the world. “There is huge great design potential in Africa,” noted IFI President 2015-17, Sebastiano Raneri, “The 2017 IFI CONGRESS and African Culture & Design Festival will help to clarify how designers can contribute to Africa’s development. By extension, this will help the design community to understand how design can promote economic and social growth around the world.”

Over the course of four days of an art, culture and design festival, as well as a formal day of congress meeting, design professionals and enthusiasts will debate the global social responsibility of the profession and determine the future of design excellence.

Organized under the theme “World-Class Design in Regional Markets: Interior Architecture/Design into the Future”, this global event will explore creativity as a transformative vehicle for economic and social development. Keynote speeches delivered by experts from across design disciplines will debate the global social responsibility of the industry and plot the future of design excellence.

The event will also feature an art exhibition themed “This is Africa”and featuring renowned African curators and artists. The exhibition will investigate the artistic history of the continent and map the expectations of African design.

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EVENT’S SCHEDULE:

09 November 2017 – Opening Reception.

10 November 2017 – Full day of Congress with keynote speeches and panel discussions covering the full spectrum of art, design, innovation, social culture, and planning for design excellence and responsible development for greater prosperity.

11 November 2017 – Special tours of the exceptional African, Culture and Design Festival with world renowned curators and artists.

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VENUE:
Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sir David Adjaye – Principal & Founder, Adjaye Associates; lead designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Kunlé Adeyemi – is a Nigerian architect, urbanism and creative researcher. Adeyemi is founder and principal of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice, based in Amsterdam.
Dr. Carol Becker – Carol is a writer, culture critic, and educator. She is Professor of the Arts and Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts.
Alfredo Brillembourg – Co-Founder, Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), Co-Chair, Architecture & Urban Planning, Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH).
Dr. Lou Yongqi – Lou is a leading figure in sustainable interdisciplinary design education, research and practice.
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For all 2017 IFI CONGRESS, African Culture & Design Festival and General Assembly (GA) logistics, please go to the IFI Website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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www.acdf.com.ng

Source: http://www.contemporaryand.com/exhibition/2017-ifi-congress-african-culture-design-festival/



'Dispersed': A New Exhibition On Diaspora And Womanhood

An upcoming exhibition is bringing together Black British and Ghanaian female artists for a unique collaboration. The participating artists from the UK are members of the Black British Female Art Collective, a group of six women working to tell the stories of the black diaspora and increase the visibility of black women in British the art world.

dispersed flyer

The project, Dispersed, is part of the Chale Wote Street Art Festival, an alternative festival celebrating art, music and performance in the streets of Accra. Inspired by this year's festival theme, Wata Mata, the artists will come together in a discussion of the symbolism of dispersal.

Dispersed will explore the physical, spiritual and metaphysical connotations of dispersal in relation to water. And by extension, its relation to the dispersed nature of the diaspora, and its connection to womanhood.

The six participating artists will meet for the first time a week before the exhibition starts to share their experiences as female artists, and discuss their craft. They are Adelaide Damoah, Arlene Wandera, and Enam Gbewonyo from the BBFA and Dorothy Amenuke, Latifah Iddriss and Samira Saidi from Ghana.

Their conversations will probe the theme of dispersal, to generate ideas which will inform a collaborative artwork that will be produced over the days leading up to the final show. 

An artist talk on August 17 will follow on from the exhibition, chaired by BBFA artist Adelaide Damoah, exploring the question "Is there such a thing as a women's art perspective or is art just art?"

According to the organisers, audiences can expect an "experiential, immersive exhibition that provides a unique opportunity to experience multiple artistic approaches."

 

Source: http://www.konbini.com/ng/inspiration/dispersed-new-exhibition-diaspora-womanhood/

Honorary Doctorate conferred on legendary Ghanaian artist El Anatsui

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, on 24th November, conferred an Honorary Doctorate on legendary Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Prof. El Anatsui is a 1968 (BA Art) and 1969 (Pg. Dip. Art Ed) alumnus of KNUST. He received his honour at a Special Congregation Ceremony on Friday, 24th November, 2017. Prof. El Anatsui's nomination was made by blaxTARLINES KUMASI, the project space of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST.

 

"Twists Turns and Broken Doors" - Solo Exhibition - 17th June 2017

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"Twists Turns and Broken Doors"

Solo Exhibition

 

Opening: 10am

17th June 2017 until 10th September 2017

NUBUKE Foundation, Accra