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Nomadic Milk: Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkun, 28th April -18th may, 2011
The Centre for Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA) cordially invites you for the opening of the exhibition “Drawing with Satellites” that coincides with the presentation of NomadicMILK a contemporary art-project by Dutch artist Esther Polak. The exhibition presents art works of the following artists: Mary Ogembo, Erick Maina, Charles Ngatia, Rose Arunga, Noor Jefwa, Jefferson Adsmola, Robinson Omwari, Dickens Otieno George and Martin Chumbi. It will be held at The GoDown Arts Centre on 14th May 2011 at 3:00p.m. The exhibition will run till the 20th of May 2011 and Entry is Free. GoDown based Artists participating in the exhibition include Mary Ogembo, Erick Maina, Charles Ngatia, Noor Jefwa, Dickens Otieno George and Martin Chumbi.
The exhibit is an overview of the results of a contemporary GPS-art workshop conducted by Dutch artists Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum – geotales.wordpress.com.
NomadicMILK is a GPS (Global Positioning System) art project conducted in Nigeria where Esther Polak tracked the distribution of “Peak” brand powder milk from the harbor in Lagos to the capital City, Abuja, and a nomadic Fulani family in Abuja and its greater vicinity. During the presentation she will show the specially developed GPS-sand-robot and screen Nomadic MILK film clips – www.nomadicmilk.net. The exhibition is Supported by: Mondriaan Foundation; The Nairobi Arts Trust Kenya, The Arts Collaboratory and Foundation Beelddiktee.
CHASING SHADOWS. SANTU MOFOKENG, THIRTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS · 08.10. – 27.11.2011
Friday, 7 October 6 pm
Kunsthalle Bern is delighted to present Santu Mofokeng’s first international retrospective, curated by Corinne Diserens in collaboration with Jeu de Paume (Paris, France), Extracity Kunsthal Antwerpen (Belgium) and Bergen Kunsthall (Norway). A leading South African photographer, Mofokeng consistently subverts the alleged certainties of cultural and racial histories, questioning photography’s politics of representation and its objectivity, in works dealing with a variety of issues; photographs of religious rituals, memorials or desolate landscapes. Mofokeng’s black-and-white photographs are lasting images of humanity, recording not just adversity and oppression, but also happy moments and the indomitable human spirit.
Mofokeng’s photographs have been shown all over the world in landmark exhibitions: for instance, at documenta 11 in Kassel, and in the touring exhibition The Short Century, Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa: 1945-1994. His works were also represented at the Sarjah Biennial, the Gwangju Biennial, as well as at Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale Africaine de la photographie. Santu Mofokeng lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The exhibition is supported by deBuren, Brussels and the Institut Français, Paris, Südkulturfonds and the Gubler-Hablützel Foundation.
Yazmany Arboleda at CCAEA: “Monday Morning” in Nairobi
Place:Nairobi central Bus Station
Nairobi,KENYA, 7th November 2011 – Glassless Glasses Studio, a New York-based art activation collaborative, will unveil a public art installation in Nairobi City,Kenya , entitled MONDAY MORNING. As part of the Glassless Glasses Studio’s Living Industries projects, the installation, which will happens on Monday morning, consists of more than 10,000 yellow balloons being given to commuters on their way to work with the sole request that they hold on to the balloon until they arrive at their jobs. The non-choreographed parade of yellow balloons in the heart of the city will transform what spectators and city-dwellers would otherwise think as an ordinary daily morning commute into a sequence of unexpected celebrations. Nairobi’s status as a Central Businness District and information and technology makes it the ideal location for this avant-garde public art exhibit.
This an art installation of Monday morning which took place in BANGALORE, INDIA, 24 January 2011