GLOBAL EVENTS LISTINGS - ART & FILM: July 18th, 2014.
FRANCE: Maroc, couleur désert (Morocco, desert colour).
Consisting of over 100 rugs, blankets and cushions woven by the Aït Khebbach - a semi-nomadic Amazigh (Berber) people living along the border with Algeria, the exhibition highlights the cultural and personal significance of these woven pieces, through multimedia arts such as film, photography and music, and the women who create them.
Each life-size photograph taken by Serge Anton reveals not only the artistic tapestry of each textile, but places the woman responsible for its creation in front of her work as a way to give credit where credit is due.
Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand.
30 April - 25 August 2014.
FRANCE: Yinka Shonibare - “Egg Fight”.
Fondation Blachère is presenting a solo exhibition and new light installation by Yinka Shonibare MBE RA. The exhibition takes its cue from Shonibare’s installation Egg Fight (2009) recently acquired by Fondation Blachère.
Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver Travels, the piece is a satirical staging of the divisions between Protestants and Catholics through the argument over which end of a boiled egg should be broken, the large or small end. This work reflects Shonibare’s interest in addressing conflicting ideologies observed in culture, politics and society.
Fondation Blachère, Apt, France.
23rd May - 20th Sept. 2014.
ENGLAND: Yinka Shonibare at Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2014.
See some of Shonibare’s work at the Royal Academy of Arts in London as part of their “Summer Exhibition”.
Royal Academy of Arts, London.
9 June - 17 August.
SOUTH AFRICA: “21 Icons” photography exhibit opening June 16th at MOAD.
Mercedes-Benz presents ‘21 Icons – Portrait of a Nation’ opening at the Museum of African Design in the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, on Youth Day, 16 June. The exhibition runs to 17 August and features the work of award-winning photographer Adrian Steirn who, for several years, has photographed some of South Africa’s most inspiring icons.
16 June – 17 August.
USA: “Tête de Femme” by Mickalene Thomas.
Tête de Femme, a new body of work by artist Mickalene Thomas, explores the intricacies of female beauty through painting and collage, focusing on how artifice serves both to mask and reveal the individual essence of her subjects.
Lehmann Maupin, New York.
June 26 – August 8, 2014.
GERMANY: “Giving Contours to Shadows”.
The art and research project Giving Contours to Shadows takes its cue from the Glissantian concept that history, a “functional fantasy of the West“, cannot be left in the hands of historians only. In that sense, the project looks at ways, by which artists, curators and thinkers relate to their epoch, to times past and to the drawing of prospective trajectories, thus weaving alternatives to established narratives – from embodiment practices to possibilities of pre-writing of History.
Unfolding into a group exhibition at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and SAVVY Contemporary and a performance program at Maxim Gorki Theatre and Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, a roundtable program as well as a series of satellite projects in Marrakech, Nairobi, Dakar, Lagos and Johannesburg, Giving Contours to Shadows reflects on philosophical, socio-cultural and historical aspects of global interest.
Look out for:
September 2014 Kër Thiossane, Dakar
October 2014 Video Art Network / CCA, Lagos
November 2014 Parking Gallery / VANSA, Johannesburg
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin.
May 24 – July 27, 2014.
USA: Trenton Doyle Hancock: “Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing”.
A new and exciting exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston features work from American artist Trenton Doyle Hancock amassed over a period of two decades, from 1984 to 2014, chronicling the foundation of the artist’s prolific career. Beginning with his childhood, the exhibition provides a unique glimpse into the evolution of Hancock’s idiosyncratic vision.
'Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing is the first in-depth examination of Hancock’s extensive body of drawings, collages, and works on paper. The exhibition features more than two hundred works of art as well as a collection of the artist’s notebooks, sketchbooks, and studies, many showing the preparation for several public commissions.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas.
April 27 – August 3, 2014.
ENGLAND: “Return of the Rudeboy” Exhibition.
This summer, London’s Somerset House is highlighting one of Jamaica’s most influential exports on British fashion, music and style - the Rudeboy.
Birthed on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, the Rudeboy (or Rudie) came to represent the young rebels who wore distinctively sharp sartorial styles such as Mohair suits, thin ties and pork pie hats. Much of their identity was rooted in aesthetics but their style was also closely connected to the music movements of the time, notably American Jazz and R&B musicians.
Curated by prolific photographer and filmmaker for music’s most wanted Dean Chalkley and fashion-industry favourite creative director Harris Elliott, this interactive exhibition focuses on and highlights the origins of Rudeboy culture in Jamaica, as well as its presence in the United Kingdom through various subcultures, through a series of portraits, installations and set pieces.
Somerset House, London.
13 June – 25 August 2014.
USA: Free Outdoor Screening of Wattstax.
A free outdoor screening of the legendary documentary that chronicles the events and social climate surrounding the 1972 Wattstax day-long concert, hosted by BAM.
Putnam Triangle Plaza, 22 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
22 July at 8pm.
USA: “Drawing On Things” with Shantell Martin.
Inspired and led by Shantell Martin, adult workshop participants will bring their own objects to adorn with elaborate, original drawings! BYO blank canvas (any white object — clothing, curtains, tote bags, shoes, lampshades, whatever!) and drawing supplies will be provided. Open bar.
MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY.
July 2014 at 6:30 am (I think they meant pm) - 8:30 pm.
USA: 2014 AFF SUMMER SERIES, New York.
Lots of great movies to be seen all summer long thanks to the folks a AFF. Join them at various venues in NYC parks to get your fill!
Various parks, New York City,
July 7th - September 7th, 2014.
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