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Bikonscious

From Johannesburg illustration studio Negritude Republic here is their latest project inspired by political activist Stephen Biko. Bikonscious Biko–Conscious Black–Conscious-Movement This Illustration explores the visionary of the 21th century Diverse thinkers influenced by political and artistic movement of the same name Black- conscious — coined by the Bikonscious that examines…
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Feature Artist: Meleko Mokgosi

Bio Meleko Mokgosi (b. Francistown, Botswana) is an artist who works within an interdisciplinary framework to create large-scale project-based installations. By working with figurative (history) painting, cinematic tropes, psychoanalysis, and post-colonial theory, his practice interrogates the specificity of regionalism in order to address questions of nationhood, colonial and anti- colonial…
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Occupations in Mozambique

Photographer Filipe Branquinho captures the daily working lives of the residents of Mozambique. Occupations presents the inhabitants of Maputo hard at work. The first idea was to photograph the urban working people in their environments and to move away from the cliché of rural Africa. At the beginning, my subjects were public…
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Native Work

Contributor: Muse Origins Andrew Putter’s photographic series, Native Works, shows 21 South Africans in both their native, traditional dress, and their modern attire. These two images – traditional and modern, shown next to each other, present a powerful image. It goes to show that many Africans have one leg in…
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African Creative Economy Conference

This week hundreds of African creative delegates descend to Cape Town for the Arterial Network's African Creative Economy Conference. The African Creative Economy Conference brings together some of the continent's leading thinkers, academics, cultural producers, and experts in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, heritage and museums, design, fashion, craft, festivals…
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Unogumbe/Noye’s Fludde

This modern adaptation of a Benjamin Britten one-act opera on the myth of Noah's flood is sung entirely in Xhosa, with South African opera star Pauline Malefane as Noah, and is a striking metaphor for man's inhumanity to man. http://youtu.be/SmOvJ3ubGRQ Found via Africa is a Country 
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Saki Mafundikwa

"My family always knew me as an artist, so to them it's always been like, “God gave him the gift. We do not understand completely what he does, but he's done well for himself.”
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Mozambique Fashion Week

Each year Mozambique Fashion Week does a fantastic job with their identity for Mozambique Fashion Week. Last year was not any different and we can't believe we didn't feature this already. Enjoy! This campaign was created to promote the MFW 2012. The concept - Find yourself - highlighted the socio-cultural…
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