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YZ Regards sur la trace des Amazones … par L.Mko

YZ Regards sur la trace des Amazones … par L.Mko | Pralines | Scoop.it
Si vous êtes allés récemment du côté de Mbour, ou du quartier de Yoff, à Dakar, vous avez sûrement remarqué ces grands portraits de femmes collés sur des boutiques, des murs de petites cantines. C’est l’œuvre d’une artiste franco-anglaise, YZ, prononcez « eyes », en résidence de création au Sénégal, pour un temps qu’elle n’a pas encore déterminé. Son œuvre se décline, dans plusieurs disciplines, jusqu’à la restitution finale. N’essayez pas de la mettre dans une case. L’étiquette « street art » ne lui convient pas. Sa démarche est plus complexe, et ne s’arrête pas dans la rue. YZ amène plutôt la rue dans les galeries, grâce à divers médiums.  
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se replonge dans l'histoire de ces amazones et remercie IZ pour ce rappel superbe et fort à propos au regard des dérives que subit le continent. Bel article de Laure Malecot.

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Introduction to Land Matrix

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gawlab's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:04 PM
"Get involved : Collecting information about land deals is a long and difficult process. The information is hard to find and even harder to confirm through independent sources. Do you have information about land deals in your country? Can you confirm or update information we already have? Do you have ideas for new visualizations, or want to make your own?http://www.landmatrix.org/
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The Museum for African Art pivots toward policy

The Museum for African Art pivots toward policy | Pralines | Scoop.it
The Museum for African Art is expanding its mission, aiming now to create a policy center akin to Asia Society as it attempts to raise the money needed to finish the long-delayed construction of its home.

The institution's plan to reinvent itself as the New Africa Center—with a museum, policy institute and members' club for business executives, cultural leaders and policy makers interested in Africa—comes after the departure of the museum's longtime president, Elsie McCabe Thompson, in October. A successor hasn't been named.

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 Brett Egan, the institute's director, said cultural institutions can't survive in today's economic climate without diversifying their audiences and donor bases. "To flourish today, organizations require bold thinking," he said. "You could say transformational thinking."

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