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21. 9. 14

John Akomfrah’s ‘Imaginary Possessions’ opens at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Pioneering filmmaker, director, and theorist John Akomfrah (b. 1957) engages with questions of memory and identity to create moving-image works that address the histories of the African diaspora in his latest solo show. The exhibition, titled 'Imaginary Possessions', will be held at he Eli and Edythe Broad Museum from September 19th - February...

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20. 9. 14

Manuel Mathieu in ‘Les Contemporains’ at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal

This exhibition brings together a selection of works by six emerging artists (including Haitian artist Manuel Mathieu) created during Les Ateliers TD. Les Ateliers TD was held at the Arsenal in the winter of 2014 and was produced on the occasion of the 5oth anniversary of the Musée d’art Contemporain...

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20. 9. 14

Telling our Stories: Achille Brice & Eka Christa Assam

On September 3, 2014, former Akademie Schloss Solitude resident Achille Brice and fellow filmmaker Eka Christa Assam presented the German premiere of three film shorts – I.C.U., I-BEMSI and Beleh – at Generationshaus, Stuttgart. Barbadian artist and writer Katherine Kennedy, who is currently in residence at the Akademie acting as a...

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19. 9. 14

‘New Visions: Crown Heights Artists’ at FiveMyles Gallery

Chosen from work seen on studio visits to young or relatively established neighbourhood artists, NEW VISIONS: CROWN HEIGHTS ARTISTS, as organized by artist/curator, Carl E. Hazlewood and FiveMyles’ Director, Hanne Tierney, is evidence of the constantly evolving cultural energies focused around the gallery. Included are Lourdes Bernard (b. Dominican Republic),...

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19. 9. 14

Crowd-funding Campaign: Desiré Davids presents The colouRED CHAMELEON

Desiré Davids, a South African dancer, performance artist and current fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, shares a crowd-funding campaign for 'The colouRED CHAMELEON', a social and artistic project to be undertaken in the 'Coloured' townships of Cape Town with the goal of giving a voice to a forgotten...

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19. 9. 14

The Guardian shares: The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years

Sean O'Hagan writes for The Guardian on Autograph ABP's exhibition 'Black Chronicles II', unveiling astonishing portraiture of the first black (African and Asian) people ever photographed in Britain. The exhibition, currently held at east London's Rivington Place, is dedicated to the memory of the Jamaican-born sociological scholar, Professor Stuart Hall, who died...

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19. 9. 14

‘Papa Machete’ – Haitian machete fencing film premiered at Toronto Film Festival

On Saturday, September 6th, the Toronto International Film Festival hosted the world premiere of the short film Papa Machete as part of its inaugural Short Cuts International program. Up until now, the prestigious festival has only featured Canadian short films. Papa Machete stands as one of six U.S. productions to...

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