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The Interview Issue: Ijeoma L. Uche-Okeke

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Ijeoma L. Uche-Ukeke, arts project manager, editor at OMENKA Magazine Johannesburg, and Regional Network Development Manager at VANSA.

The Interview Issue: Missla Libsekal

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Missla Libsekel, writer and independent publisher based in Vancouver. 

Introducing the Kayamandi Creative District by ATi

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Arts Township International is launching the Kayamandi Creative District this Saturday, the 25th of October 2014! ATi is pioneering this social tourism model, an official World Design Capital Project, that turns the community into a vibrant, productive creative hub; an annual arts festival with arts, entertainment, and a craft and goods market that showcases what Kayamandi has to offer

The Interview Issue: Shine Tani

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Shine Tani, self-taught artist and gallery director at Banana Hill Gallery, Kenya.

The Interview Issue: Touria El Glaoui

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Touria El Glaoui, founder of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London.

Awakenings: Impulses and Threads in the Art of Lionel Davis

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Lionel Davis is a significant figure in South African art circles. Core elements of his personal biography are well known, and his contribution as an artist is integral to accounts of seminal art organisations such as the Community Arts Project, Vakalisa and the Thupelo Workshop. By Mario Pissarra.

Ama Culture: Cederberg Art / Nature vs. Culture

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The heart of the Cederberg is home to two very different forms of art: ancient Bushman Rock Art and award-winning Cederberg Wines. Christine Lundy explores the irony of the evolution of society and farming techniques that led to the production of these world-class wines, but might also have contributed to the disappearance of the San tribes, the rock artists as well as some of the wildlife we admire today on the rocky overhang.

The Interview Issue: Joseph Gergel

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Joseph Gergel, writer and curator at the African Artists' Foundation.

The Interview Issue: First Floor Gallery Harare

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Marcus Gora and Valerie Kabov, co- founders and directors of First Floor Gallery, Zimbabwe.

New Comic Art Boutique, AMAK, to Launch in Cape Town on 3rd October 2014

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AMAK, the Azania Mania Art Kolektiv, is new comic art boutique gallery in Muizenberg, attached to the Alive Café Creative Experience Hub. The new space is spearheaded by the Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts' (CCIBA's) Head of the Comic Art Unit, Andy Mason, better known by his pen name, "N.D. Mazin". You are invited to the opening on Friday 3 October at 18h30.

The Interview Issue: Arts Township International

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Siphiwe Ngwenya and Theo Ndindwa, co- founders of Arts Township International. 

The Interview Issue: Meskerm Assegued

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Meskerm Assegued, curator, anthropologist and writer based in Ethiopia.

The Interview Issue: Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt, gallery director and founder of M.I.A. Gallery in Seattle.

The Interview Issue: Jean-Pierre de la Porte

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. This is the full interview with South African writer and philosopher, Jean-Pierre De La Porte.
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