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Enablers of the Digital World: African street-innovation (2/2) - Innovation Excellence (blog)

Enablers of the Digital World: African street-innovation (2/2) Innovation Excellence (blog) When shaping an innovation ecosystem, one has to think one step ahead: the role of the innovation manager is here to create platforms and toolkit that will...
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Contemporary African design
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The Head and the Load Is a Kaleidoscopic Tour of Africa’s Colonial History

The Head and the Load Is a Kaleidoscopic Tour of Africa’s Colonial History | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
William Kentridge’s new performance piece uses various media to tell the story of the unsung conscripts of World War One.
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Ornament, Crime & Prejudice: Where Loos' Manifesto Fails to Understand People

Ornament, Crime & Prejudice: Where Loos' Manifesto Fails to Understand People | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
This article was originally published on CommonEdge as "African Architecture: Ornament, Crime & Prejudice." I have always been fascinated by...
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8 emerging fashion designers on their interpretation of South African fashion

8 emerging fashion designers on their interpretation of South African fashion | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
These designers were part of this year's Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme.
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Belgium’s Museum of Africa Tries to Fight Images of Colonialism

Belgium’s Museum of Africa Tries to Fight Images of Colonialism | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
The small European country controlled large parts of Central Africa from the early 1900s to the 1960s. During colonial rule, millions of Africans died from disease, starvation and violence.
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This South African platform is a digital marketplace for contemporary African art

This South African platform is a digital marketplace for contemporary African art | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Founded in 2016, the aim of the platform is to help artists who capture the new age identity of Africa prosper through their art.
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IKEA Collaborates With African Artists To Create The New ÖVERALLT Collection

IKEA Collaborates With African Artists To Create The New ÖVERALLT Collection | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Design Indaba is an online design publication that hosts annual design festivals of the same name in Cape Town, South Africa since 1995.The hosts say that the festival...
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Okwui Enwezor—the Nigerian art curator showed Africa to the world —

Okwui Enwezor—the Nigerian art curator showed Africa to the world — | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
I was always struck by how much Enwezor cherished his intellectual independence and freedom.
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Insiders Insight: A tale of two museums

Insiders Insight: A tale of two museums | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
If you haven’t subscribed to the Insiders Newsletter, you’re missing out on the juiciest insights from our top journalists and analysts. To subscribe, click HERE. It only takes as moment. Below is a list of the sections that you’re missing out on, but below that there’s a preview section to whet...
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Afrofuturism Collages of Kaylan Michel

Afrofuturism Collages of Kaylan Michel | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Montreal based self-taught visual artist & graphic designer Kaylan Michel aka Lost In The Island, uses colorful and vibrant colors to create her mixed-media collages of African inspired celestial Goddess mixed with futuristic and spiritual details.
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South Africa's most exciting artists

South Africa's most exciting artists | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
These five South African artists walk the line between tradition and modernity, nodding to a storied past with their eyes firmly on a bright and bold future...
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François Kiéné: Afro Mecanique

François Kiéné: Afro Mecanique | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
It is an aesthetic work that creates a link between different universes. Mechanical tools and traditional African art. Beyond formal similarity, there is no free gesture in this two universes . The wet collodion process give the pictures an old-fashioned look , as if they are divorced from a...
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Zeitz Mocaa: Africa’s private ‘Tate Modern’ must do more for its public | The Art Newspaper

Zeitz Mocaa: Africa’s private ‘Tate Modern’ must do more for its public | The Art Newspaper | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
More than a year after opening, the Cape Town museum’s curatorial and educational record has yet to live up to its promise...
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Belgium's revamped Africa Museum triggers request by DRC | World news | The Guardian

Belgium's revamped Africa Museum triggers request by DRC | World news | The Guardian | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Congolese president’s desire for restitution of artworks will be considered, says director...
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African Art Restitution Claims Gain Traction

African Art Restitution Claims Gain Traction | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Analysis - When a private museum in Benin displayed artifacts from the ancient Dahomey kingdom a decade ago, roughly a quarter-of-a-million Beninese flocked to see the exhibit — a stunning turnout for the tiny West African country.
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Senegal Opens Museum of Black Civilizations to Public –

Senegal Opens Museum of Black Civilizations to Public – | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
After an official inauguration last month, Senegal finally opened the Museum of Black Civilizations to the general public this week
The four-story structure is home to one of Africa’s largest art collections and has room for 18,000 works in all.
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South Africa finally announces Venice Biennale artists | The Art Newspaper

South Africa finally announces Venice Biennale artists | The Art Newspaper | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Mawande Ka Zenzile, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Tracey Rose will explore themes of social, political and economic resilience in post-Apartheid South Africa...
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Talking #Africadia and Afropolitanism: An Interview with Artist Siwa Mgoboza

Talking #Africadia and Afropolitanism: An Interview with Artist Siwa Mgoboza | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
AiW Guest: Stacey Kennedy Siwa Mgboza is an emerging artistic talent from South Africa working primarily with a South African textile called isiShweshwe. He is represented by Loft Art Gallery in Casablanca, Morocco, Matter Gallery in Toronto, Canada, BoxArt Gallery in Verona, Italy and Semaphore...
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Are you an artist? This South African visa could be for you

Are you an artist? This South African visa could be for you | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
South Africa’s art scene is one of the most dynamic in the world, with creativity oozing from South African galleries, street corners, sidewalks, traffic lights, remote rural villages, and everywhere in between.
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Incredible story of Mansa Musa, the richest man who ever lived whose fortune was so big his gifts crippled economies

Incredible story of Mansa Musa, the richest man who ever lived whose fortune was so big his gifts crippled economies | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
DESPITE Jeff Bezos claiming the title as the world's richest man with a net worth of £99bn, he doesn't come close to Mansa Mura, world's richest man of all time. The 14th Century West African ruler's fortune was so big that his generous gifts crippled economies.
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Picasso in Ivory Coast? A village tells of its brush with the artist

Picasso in Ivory Coast? A village tells of its brush with the artist | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
I'm sure! I tell you, he came. I saw him!insists Soro Navaghi, keen to extinguish any doubts about Picasso's visit to a small Ivorian village famed...
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Art & Life | Freefall and futures | Society and Culture

Art & Life | Freefall and futures | Society and Culture | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
The sixth edition of the 1-54 contemporary African art fair in London chimed with the zeitgeist, bringing critical engagement to the fore...
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African Design Now

African Design Now | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Africa’s influence on contemporary design continues to expand.
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Event: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (4-7th October: Somerset House, London)

Event: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (4-7th October: Somerset House, London) | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Save the Date! 04-07 October 2018: London 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns for its sixth edition at Somerset House with an expanded programme of exhibitions, special projects and talks. Founded in 2013, 1-54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa...
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1–54 Contemporary African Art Fair Preview

1–54 Contemporary African Art Fair Preview | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
A public sculptural installation by Ibrahim El-Salahi and the multimedia dreamworld of Athi-Patra Ruga stand out at this year’s fair...
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Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design at the Blanton | Glasstire

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design at the Blanton | Glasstire | Afrodizziak | Scoop.it
Before you even scratch the surface of the massive show Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design at the Blanton in Austin, you're reminded that A...
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