Pioneer Mozambique artist Valente Malangatana
“much more than a creator, much more than an artist- [Valente Malangatana is ] someone who demonstrates that there is a universal language, the language of art, which allows us to communicate a message of peace, of refusal of war.”
Valente Malangatana. (1936-2011)
Born in Mozambique, Valente Ngwenya Malangatana has been described as the pioneer…
Today’s visual appetizers are selections of artist Vincent Michéa's work. Michéa has lived and worked in Dakar, Senegal for the past 28 years and says the city continues to inspire him. 'Dakar has one of the most beautiful qualities of light in Africa.'
On Street Photography: Barry Christianson
“What I love about photography is that once you get behind the lens of a camera the world becomes very different. Mundane, boring streets become interesting. Sometimes beautiful but at least interesting. And then there’s the part where you get to translate what you see into a picture.”
- Barry Christianson
Tanzanian artist Rehema Chachage (Dar es Salaam, 1987) creates video, sculptural, performance and image installations which explore the theme of gender, identity, voicelessness and alienation. She graduated in 2009 with a BFA from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Her artistic pieces make use of ritualization, subversion and tension, reflecting the four years she spent in South Africa as a ‘cultural foreigner’ and as a black female student in a predominantly white middle-class setting.
Mizizi/Nasaba explores the state of bereavement and the politics of gender in African society when it comes to inheritance. It consists of digital prints that document a relationship between a bereaved daughter and the text that was left behind by her deceased father—which is her only true inheritance since all material inheritance (according to beliefs in most African society) is ‘ideally’ left behind for the male subjects in the family. - Rehema Chacage on her work, pictured above.
"Rugby at Art."
As the official photographer for ‘Cowrie Rugby FC” and also the “Nigerian Rugby Federation” i get away with some lucky Artsy shots for my portfolio pleasure when i’m covering the games.
I got away with this set of photos on saturday during the “SouthWest League” at the National Stadium, Surulere. Lagos.
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