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The Innovation Issue (13.3): In Conversation With Jepchumba of African Digital Art

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Jepchumba has been listed by Forbes as one of the 20 Youngest Power Woman in Africa (2012) and by Guardian Africa in their Top 25 Woman Achievers. We know her as the digital curator, designer, artist and founder of African Digital Art (ADA) - an online platform that showcases the work of digital creatives from Africa. ARTsouthAFRICA spoke with Jepchumba about "dreaming in digital" and the possibilities that lie ahead for digital art on the continent. This interview was published in full in the March 2015 Innovation Issue (13.3) of ARTsouthAFRICA magazine.

'You Love Me You Love Me Not': The Sindika Dokolo Foundation exhibition in Portugal

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The significant collection of Sindika Dokolo, a Congolese art collector and businessman who started the Foundation of the same name, has more than five thousand works of art, including paintings, prints, photographs, videos and installations by 90 artists from 25 countries. The contemporary art exhibition ‘You Love Me, You Love Me Not,’ curated from the Sindika Dokolo collection, is on display from 5 March – 10 May 2015 at the Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett in Oporto (Portugal). 

Infecting the City 2015 in Images

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The annual Infecting the City public arts festival took place last week from Monday 9 March 2015 to Saturday 14 March 2015. From the deeply poignant, to the thought-provoking, humorous and curious, Infecting the City’s 2015 programme included work from both local and international performance artists. ARTsouthAFRICA has rounded up a number of images from this year's programme - have a look!

Artes Mundi 7: Open for Nominations

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Artes Mundi, the UK’s leading international art prize, is calling for nominations for Artes Mundi 7. Following a critically acclaimed Artes Mundi 6, the Wales-based prize invites nominations from individuals working within the global arts community including curators, artists, writers, critics, gallerists and art historians.

The Innovation Issue (13.3): In Conversation With Ng'endo Mukii

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Kenyan animator, director and artist, Ng'endo Mukii was a featured speaker at the 2015 Design Indaba Conference. Her talk focused on the use of "documentary animation" to convert the image of post colonial / ‘indigenous’ people in the current media. We spoke to her to find out more about her practice, and how platforms like Design Indaba are instrumental in supporting innovative work in Africa. This interview appeared in full in The Innovation Issue (13.3) of ARTsouthAFRICA.

DK Conservators: Restoring Works on Paper to their Former Glory

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Dieter Wickert-Ludemann and Keith Seaford are DK Conservators, a Cape Town-based paper conservation and restoration studio.  DK Conservators have worked closely with ARTsouthAFRICA previously to restore an artwork by Sam Nhlengethwa, A Black Car (2001), a print that had been damaged by dust and water. With the support of the Department of Public Works, DK Conservators undertook a project for the Groote Schuur Estate in Cape Town, completed earlier this year, restoring a collection of books and works on paper.

Global Art Forum 9: 'Download Update?'

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The ninth edition of the Global Art Forum takes on the theme of technologies and their impact on the world of art and culture. Titled 'Download Update?', the Forum is co-directed by Turi Munthe and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, with Shumon Basar as Director-at-Large and Uns Kattan as Project Coordinator (you can read our interview with Kattan for The Innovation Issue (13.3) here).

The Innovation Issue (13.3): In Conversation With RoseLee Goldberg

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Andrew Lamprecht, curator, senior lecturer at Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) and former guest editor of ARTsouthAFRICA 13.2, recently had the opportunity to speak with RoseLee Goldberg about her involvement at this year's Cape Town Art Fair. This interview was published in full in the March Innovation Issue (13.3) of ARTsouthAFRICA.

Infecting the City 2015

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Infecting The City (ITC) is a vibrant and innovative public arts festival that takes place every year in the City of Cape Town. The Festival strives to bring exceptional, socially engaged performance and visual art out of theatres and galleries and into the communal spaces of Cape Town’s Central Business District – transforming the city centre into an outdoor venue, where art is free and accessible to everyone.

World Art Dubai to Debut in April

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More than 100 galleries and artists from 25 countries are set to descend on Dubai for World Art Dubai from April 8-11, 2015. World Art Dubai is a new platform for galleries and artists created to bridge the market gap by presenting affordable works for seasoned art lovers and budding collectors.

2015 Ernest Cole Award: Call for Submissions

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The Ernest Cole Award is now bi-annual! This the 4th award named in honour of committed photographer Ernest Cole and his legacy, dedicated to creative photographic responses to South African society. The Award supports an existing body of work in progress. The successful applicant will receive a grant to complete a book and exhibition.

Interview: In Conversation with Robert Slingsby in his Studio

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ARTsouthAFRICA recently had the exclusive opportunity to speak to reknowned South African artist Robert Slingsby in his Cape Town studio. What follows is our conversation with him about his last solo exhibition, 'Crossing the Line,' the symbolism in his work, and how travelling in Africa has shaped his practice over the years. This interview is published in full in the February Digital Issue of ARTsouthAFRICA.


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