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Simon Njami
30.06.2017

Arte africana contemporanea / Esploratori fuori tempo massimo

English Version Version francaise   Negli ultimi tempi, la vecchia Europa sembra essere affetta da una strana febbre: l’arte africana contemporanea! Dalle fiere alle rassegne, fino ai numerosi simposi, improvvisamente ci si accorge dell’esistenza di questo continente che, per la maggior parte è – utilizzando un’espressione presa in prestito da Joseph Conrad, il cuore di tenebra. E la cosa più divertente, rispetto a questa infatuazione folgorante, è che ci si chiede per quanto tempo durerà. Si ha l’impressione di assistere a una serie di precipitazioni da un’altra dimensione temporale.   Pascale Marthine Tayou, Plastic Tree, 2014/2015. Exhibition : Art Basel Unlimited. 2015 / Art Basel. Courtesy the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les...

30.06.2017

L’avenir d’une illusion

Versione italiana English version   Depuis quelque temps, la vieille Europe semble souffrir d’une fièvre étrange : l’art contemporain africain ! De foires en expositions, de saisons en colloques, soudain l’on s’aperçoit de l’existence de ce continent qui, pour la plupart du temps, représente, pour employer une expression empruntée à Joseph Conrad, le cœur des ténèbres. Et le plus amusant, dans cet engouement soudain dont on se demande combien de temps il durera, c’est l’impression que nous avons d’assister à des ruées d’un autre temps.   Pascale Marthine Tayou, Plastic Tree, 2014/2015. Exhibition : Art Basel Unlimited. 2015 / Art Basel. Courtesy the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana. Photo by: Andrea Rossetti   Partout s’élève le...

30.06.2017

The future of an illusion

Versione italiana Version francaise   Since some time now the old Europe seems to be suffering from a strange fever: the contemporary African art! From fairs to the exhibitions, from seasons to symposiums, suddenly it discovered the existence of the continent that for many represents, to use an expression borrowed from Joseph Conrad, “the heart of darkness”. And the most amusing thing in this sudden enthusiasm, which who knows how long is going to last, is that it seems like we are back in history.   Pascale Marthine Tayou, Plastic Tree, 2014/2015. Exhibition : Art Basel Unlimited. 2015 / Art Basel. Courtesy the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana. Photo by: Andrea Rossetti   Everywhere the word “discovery” is being hailed, as if...

16.12.2016

Addis Foto Fest 2016 / Citadel

Italian Version   At the Dak’Art Biennale in 2014 we met this small young woman with a steady determined strong gaze, a confident way to carry herself, with the energy that contaminates you and makes you want to leave everything you are doing and march in the name of her cause. Her name is Aida Muluneh.  And she has a most charming smile.  A talented photographer, a cultural activist, a business woman, a mother and above all, an amazing human being.  Every day in her native Addis Ababa she is doing something very important, gathering a community around her, stimulating young creative talents, inspiring them with her work and brick by brick trying to build a new image of Ethiopia through culture, art and education.  Read here  her story of a daily journey of...

16.12.2016

Addis Foto Fest 2016 / La Citadella

English Version   Alla Biennale Dak’Art, nel 2014, abbiamo incontrato questa giovane donna dallo sguardo fermo e determinato, il modo di fare sicuro e un’energia contagiosa, che ti fa venire voglia di abbandonare quello che stai facendo per metterti a marciare in nome della sua causa. Si chiama Aida Muluneh. Ha un sorriso irresistibile. Fotografa di talento, attivista culturale, donna d’affari, madre, è soprattutto uno straordinario essere umano. Ogni giorno, ad Addis Abeba, la sua città natale, fa qualcosa di molto importante: riunisce intorno a sé una comunità, stimola i giovani talenti creativi, li ispira con il suo lavoro e, mattone su mattone, cerca di costruire una nuova immagine dell’Etiopia attraverso la cultura, l’arte e l’educazione. Leggete qui la storia del suo cammino...

28.04.2016

Thinking for yourself and within yourself

Italian Version   On April 27th upon the invitation by Art Basel for Non-Profit Visual Arts Organizations, we have launched our first crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to implement the sixth chapter of our itinerant educational artistic format AtWork. The campaign is aimed to fund AtWork Addis Ababa, consisting of: a 5-day workshop for young Ethiopian art students and creative talents led by international curator Simon Njami and an exhibition of the created artworks at Addis Foto Fest in December 2016. With your support, we can continue to offer AtWork experience to the students for free. Join our crowdfunding campaign on Art Basel Kickstarter and contribute to nourishing a new generation of creative thinkers that can build the future we are all longing for!    ...