Articles tagged Africa

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Vlisco’s vibrant history jumps off the walls at Museum Helmond

HELMOND – Vlisco celebrates its 170th birthday with an exhibition that displays its iconic fabric designs on every available surface.

The new addition continues the roof and plinth levels of the existing volume into more dramatic cantilevering.
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LOCALARCHITECTURE transforms an Ivorian villa into a new home for a Swiss embassy

ABIDJAN – A Lausanne-based firm contributes to Côte d’Ivoire’s post-colonial modernist architecture with a new Swiss embassy.

Billboard: Mack Brooks Exhibitions (Inprint)
Billboard: Mack Brooks Exhibitions (Inprint)
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Rebel Architecture: Working on Water

MAKOKO – A Nigerian architect proposes solutions for Africa’s water slums on today’s episode of Rebel Architecture by Al-Jazeera.

Established in South Africa in 2010, BOS' rooibos-based drink has recently launched in Europe.
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Branding for BOS Ice Tea

The fresh South African beverage company's eye-catching packaging will quench your thirst for ice tea and design.

Dominique Zinkpè, Errance, 2013, installation view MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, photo: Axel Schneider © MMK Frankfurt
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The Divine Comedy at MMK Frankfurt

Dante Alighieri wrote his epic poem The Divine Comedy between 1307 and 1321 during his period of exile from Florence, where he had his intellectual roots. His status as a political outcast moved him …

The building provides contemporary architectural and constructive solutions, putting an innovative spin on local design traditions.
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Primary School Tanouan Ibi by LEVS Architecten

MALI – Dutch practice LEVS Architecten has been undertaking more and more projects for the Foundation Dogon Education.

Gabriel Eklou, Baobab in the Wind, 2013, 102 x 127 cm, courtesy of Safia Dickersbach
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The Black Stars of Ghana: Art District

One of the accusations most frequently levelled at the contemporary art industry is its unfailing propensity for Eurocentric trends and discourses. Safia Dickersbach, an art market practitioner …

Njideka Akunyili, Something Split and New, 2013, acrylic, pastel, color pencils, charcoal, marble dust, collage and transfers on paper
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Njideka Akunyili and Simone Leigh at Tiwani Contemporary

We covered photographer Gideon Mendel’s show at Tiwani Contemporary earlier this year. The gallery, which focuses mainly on contemporary art from artists based in Nigeria and Southern Africa, is …

Leaderboard: Architonic
Leaderboard: Architonic
The Outskirts of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, 2012 (exclusive)
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Gideon Mendel at Tiwani Contemporary

The somber reality of global warming is not always immediately visceral to us. In his most recent exhibition at Tiwani Contemporary in London, Johannesburg-born photographer Gideon Mendel sheds light …

Wilhelm Saayman, There can only be one boss, 2012, oil on canvas, 123 x 96 cm, image courtesy of the gallery
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Wilhelm Saayman: In Season Five Everyone Dies

Johannesburg-based painter Wilhelm Saayman presents his new solo exhibition at Erdmann Contemporary in Cape Town. In Season Five Everyone Dies is the fruit of Saayman’s febrile imagination: his …

'A Greek Goddess up to No Good'.
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A Greek Goddess Up to No Good by Jan Neethling

Johannesburg-based painter Jan Neethling's latest solo exhibition features a bold slate of new work, evoking a colourful portrait of contemporary South Africa.

‘Cannonball Heaven’(2011); Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
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FABRIC-ATION by Yinka Shonibare MBE

British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare's work is currently on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in a retrospective exhibition featuring more than 10 years of his career.