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KLA ART 014: Snapshots and Summaries from Kampala's Contemporary Art Festival

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KLA ART 014 Kampala Contemporary Art Festival has been circulating the streets, and Railway Station, of Kampala for 28 days. The festival showcased contemporary artists from Uganda and Uganda's neighbouring countries to the public. This year, the theme was Unmapped; who are the unheard voices of our cities? How can we represent and celebrate the unseen urban-dweller? With the 31st being the final day of the festival, the organizers share some of their highlights with us.

The Interview Issue: Garth Walker

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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 Garth Walker, who is widely regarded as the pioneer of post-1994 South African-rooted graphic design.

The Interview Issue: Daudi Karungi

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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 Daudi Karungi, artist and artistic director of the Kampala Art Biennale.

African Taxi Art: Bringing Art to the Streets

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Public art is not an art ‘form.’ It can be monumental, towering fifty metres high, or tiny, calling attention to the paving beneath your feet. It can take any shape; cast, etched, built, pre-fabricated or painted. What distinguishes public art is its unique association between how it is made, where it is, and what it means, signifying a working practice of site specificity, community involvement and collaboration.

Harare Conversations: Art, Craft and Design meet at the Basket Case II, 30 October 2014

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The Basket Case II is a European Union funded Project that incorporates the European Union National Institutions for Culture, namely the British Council of the United Kingdom, Alliance Francais of France and the Goethe Institut of Germany. The Harare Conversations are the National Gallery of Zimbabwe's initiative to discuss the relevant and upcoming issues with regards to contemporary art, design and craft by providing a meeting point for art sector professionals, administrators, artists and members of public.

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.
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