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Contemporary African design
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Human Nests and Other Highlights of African Design - Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic Human Nests and Other Highlights of African Design Hyperallergic Nests sized for humans crowd the front of Tribeca's R & Company, with a step ladder and curves of woven cane beckoning as quiet retreats (although a sign firmly states...
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The Beautiful World Of African Pottery

The Beautiful World Of African Pottery | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
From pottery with animalistic faces, to simple but beautiful jugs for storing water, here are some of the best pieces from the world of African pottery.
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Nigerian painter using art to depict the struggle of African women

Nigerian painter using art to depict the struggle of African women | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
A young Nigerian artist is highlighting the struggle of African women.  Hope Desrey has her eyes set on the international…
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Designs by S.African & Senegalese artists on display in New York

A collection of unique and innovative African art is on display in New York this month. A new exhibit called Grains of Paradise is giving visitors the chance to ...
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Nigeria Invades TIME’s 100 Most Influential People 2015

Nigeria Invades TIME’s 100 Most Influential People 2015 | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Today TIME revealed its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2015. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, President-Elect Gen.
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The Beginnings of African Art

Although it has still not yet been proven many scholars think that the rock paintings discovered in the Ahaggar Mountains in Algeria and Libya may have been ...
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Tiny off-the-grid pod prefabricated unit in South African settlements

Johannesburg-based design studio, Architecture For A Change (AFAC) has recently completed the construction of an off-the-grid prefabricated unit located in ...
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Zanele Muholi’s Queer South Africa On View At The Brooklyn Museum

Zanele Muholi’s Queer South Africa On View At The Brooklyn Museum | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
All images courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum
Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence is a forthcoming major exhibition of work by renowned South African artist, community organizer and LGBTQI activist Zanele Muholi.
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“There is a new scramble for Africa – for art!” – Giles Peppiatt - Celebrating Progress Africa

“There is a new scramble for Africa – for art!” – Giles Peppiatt - Celebrating Progress Africa | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Celebrating Progress Africa
“There is a new scramble for Africa – for art!
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Call For Artists

Call For Artists | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
JonaQuestArt is looking to add to its collection of Contemporary African Art to showcase the works of talented undiscovered and emerging artist. In particular we are looking for visual artists whos...
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The Artivist Rises: an exhibition honoring protest art

The Artivist Rises: an exhibition honoring protest art | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
African Voices presents "The Artivist Rises," an exhibition honoring the role artists' play in raising consciousness during times of strugge at the 1199SEIU Bread & Roses Cultural Project Gallery.
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Ndebele artist Mahlangu uses bold colors, striking graphics to honor African heritage

Ndebele artist Mahlangu uses bold colors, striking graphics to honor African heritage | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Mahlangu was commissioned to do two murals during a residency at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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Focus on: South African designers working in wool | Design Indaba

Focus on: South African designers working in wool | Design Indaba | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
It’s Wool Week in Cape Town! We round up five recently launched designs that explore the tactile possibilities of this natural fibre.
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Out of Africa, Kuba Fabrics That Dazzle and Teach - New York Times

Out of Africa, Kuba Fabrics That Dazzle and Teach - New York Times | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
In Purchase, an exhibition of 41 stunning garments gives textiles the kind of attention that other types of art from the African continent have historically gotten.
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5 Design Superstars Who Should Have Made the TIME 100 - Curbed National

5 Design Superstars Who Should Have Made the TIME 100 - Curbed National | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Sadly, neither David Adjaye nor Jeanne Gang made this year's TIME 100 list. All photo mockups by Curbed Staff Yesterday, TIME magazine released its annual list of 100 influencers: movers,...
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Unmasking African Design | ACURE

Unmasking African Design | ACURE | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
rom African Tribal Masks to Egyptian Pyramids. Now let's consider modern Africa, the contemporary design and what it has to offer. Starting with "Vitra Design
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Re-interpreting Dante's Divine Comedy Africa-style

Re-interpreting Dante's Divine Comedy Africa-style | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
An exhibition by 40 of Africa's leading contemporary artists showing their interpretation of the works of Dante has opened in Washington.
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African Arts and Crafts in Mozambique

The Republic of Mozambique located along the Indian Ocean in southeastern Africa is a country as rich in history culture and traditions. Originally inhabited by ...
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Making Africa – Opening Talk with Okwui Enwezor and Amelie Klein at Vitra Design Museum

This video documents the Opening Talk within the framework of the exhibition Making Africa – A Contintent of Contemporary Design at Vitra Design Museum ...
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A Lifetime of Stories from the Lost "Karretjie People" of the Karoo Told in New Documentary

A Lifetime of Stories from the Lost "Karretjie People" of the Karoo Told in New Documentary | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
 
Timothy Gabb’s new documentary film, entitled MOVE: The Lost Carts of the Karoo, tells a lifetime of stories of the lost “karretjie people” of the Karoo.
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Pitika Ntuli Weighs in on Statue Debate and Reveals He is Working on a Monument for Vlakplaas

Pitika Ntuli, artist, historian and Professor Extraordinaire at Tshwane University of Technology, chatted to SABC News about the current statue controversy.
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Africa is the new China, so it must be time for a dedicated art fund - Art Newspaper

Africa is the new China, so it must be time for a dedicated art fund - Art Newspaper | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Its founders want to raise $40m and plan to support the continent’s museums
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Where “African” Prints Really Come From

Where “African” Prints Really Come From | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Anthropologie has used them to cover ottomans and to upholster chairs. Woolrich Woolen Mills turned them into short-sleeve button-ups, and Agnes B. used them to make a summer suit.
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African Chinese Partnership Leads to African Art Fund

African Chinese Partnership Leads to African Art Fund | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
The Art Newspaper has discovered a collaboration between a Chinese entrepreneur and a South African fund manager to create an African art fund that closely tracks the new Zeitz museum: The Scheryn ...
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Museum of African Design reinvents itself - BDlive

Museum of African Design reinvents itself - BDlive | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Johannesburg’s Museum of African Design to relaunch itself as meeting and work space on April 16 and to expand exhibitions offering
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