Eldorama 27 APRIL > 01 SEPTEMBER 2019 TRIPOSTAL, LILLE The flagship of lille3000, the Tripostal unfolds the great story of Eldorado through a myriad of contemporary works of art borrowed from the four corners of the globe, with more than 40 artists on display. It divides into three chapters, one for each of the building’s three floors: Dream Worlds, The Rush, The New Eldorados. Artists: Martine Aballéa, Adel Abdessemed, Abdelkader Benchamma, Francis Alÿs, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Babi Badalov, Jules de Balincourt, Gilles Barbier, Romain Bernini, Hicham Berrada, Stefan Brüggemann, Cao Fei, Till Gerhard, Rodney Graham, Ren Hang, Duane Hanson, Laura Henno, Alfredo Jaar, Mike Kelley, Maria Kourkouta, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Yayoi Kusama, Ibrahim Mahama, Teresa Margolles, Ryan McGinley, :mentalKLINIK, Jonathan Monk, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Anne et Patrick Poirier, Younès Rahmoun, Peter Stämpfli, Superflex, Claire Tabouret, Thukral & Tagra, Anna Uddenberg, Wang Wei, Marnie Weber, Hank Willis Thomas, Liu Xiaodong, Yuyang Wang, Chen Zhen, Qiu Zhijie. Curators: Jérôme Sans, Jean-Max Colard, with Isabelle Bernini. #lille #contemporaryart #ibrahimmahama #nonorientablenkansa #blaxtarlines #tamale #sccatamale #knust #Ghana
Okwui Onwezor 1963-2019. His significant contribution to contemporary art and paradigm shift taught us all how to relook at art and the world around us. His sense of belief in young artists and curatorial work gave way for new freedoms to emerge. May the generations to come carry on his legacy and push even much further, he has left us a great deal of responsibility. Rest in peace Okwui.
Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA ), Tamale, Ghana. 15th March, 2019 – 15th August, 2019. “Galle Winston Kofi Dawson: In Pursuit of something 'Beautiful', perhaps…” The Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA ), located in Tamale, Ghana, is an artist-run project space, exhibition and research hub, cultural repository and artists’ residency. It is an initiative of world-renowned Ghanaian artist, Ibrahim Mahama, as a contribution towards the development and expansion of the contemporary art scene in Ghana. SCCA-Tamale intends, with its diverse programming and research interests, to spotlight significant moments in Ghanaian and international art in a communal space. Affiliated to blaxTARLINES KUMASI, the Centre is operated by committed, dedicated and generous persons who produce critical discourse that will eventually be disseminated through exhibitions, publications and allied activities. SCCA-Tamale is dedicated to art and cultural practices which emerged in the 20th Century and inspire generations of artists and thinkers of the 21st Century and beyond. The Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA-Tamale ) is honoured to debut its programming with the exhibition: “Galle Winston Kofi Dawson: In Pursuit of something 'Beautiful', perhaps…”. The exhibition is a retrospective on the work of Ghanaian modernist Kofi Dawson (b. 1940 ) who coined the term Afro-Journalism to describe his socially-committed art practice. “Galle Winston Kofi Dawson: In Pursuit of something 'Beautiful', perhaps…” charts the complex trajectory of an artist whose body of works stretches across a multiplicity of forms including serigraphy, etching, wood cut, ink and line drawing, acrylic and oil painting, collage, sculpture and installation. A potentially turbulent period spanning more than fifty years of incredible dedication to artistic innovation, experimentation and political resolve is encapsulated in the curatorial selection of objects and texts. Whilst the greater portion of the exhibited works is selected from Dawson’s own holdings, a significant number is loaned or borrowed from a fair sampling of his collector base in Ghana. #sccatamale #tamale #blaxtarlineskumasi
Such a heavy loss to the art world and specifically the continent. Bisi Silva has been one of the most important characters shaping the art world and it's such a huge loss to all of us. I remember I first met her in person when she made a visit to Knust, paintings and sculpture department with the 2013 Asiko group when I was doing my MFA. Such a incredible personality. May we all live up to her great contribution, work and do what we truly be believe in. #blaxtarlineskumasi #restwell
blaxTARLINES pays tribute to artist and educator Emmanuel Owusu Dartey. [Photo] Emmanuel Owusu Dartey (1927-2018 ). . Photo credit: E. Owusu Dartey's Archive, courtesy Issah Alhassan @ssanisa1 Emmanuel Owusu Dartey (renowned artist -painting ) and former Head of Department (Painting and Sculpture, KNUST ) died yesterday (14th August, 2018 ). He retired from teaching in the late 1980s. Owusu Dartey was among the first group of students when KNUST was founded in 1952 as Kumasi College of Technology (KCT ). Among his teachers in KCT are A. Mawere Opoku, James McKendrick, James Hillock. The painter A. O. Bartmeus was among his classmates. E. K. J. Tetteh, Grace Kwami (nee Anku ) and Addo Osafo were his seniors by one year. Prof. Ablade Glover was his junior by five years. When KNUST succeeded KCT, Owusu Dartey was taught by E. V. Asihene and the South African artist Selby Mvusi on the Diploma Programme. He won a postgraduate scholarship to study at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1962. On his return he became a lecturer in KNUST in the early 1970s. Among Owusu Dartey's students in KNUST were B. Offei-Nyako (BON 1972-1976 ), Edinam Kudowor (WIZ ), Orlando Baeta (IMPACT - Art and Advertising ), Larry Otoo, Atta Kwami, and Agyeman Ossei @agyemanossei (Dota ). Owusu Dartey is known for his genre and scene paintings in watercolour. As a teacher, he encouraged experimentation and artistic courage. He kept faith to his practice till death laid his hands on him. May his soul rest in peace. . Words by Dr. karî’kạchä seid’ou, Dean of Faculty, Faculty of Art, College of Art and Built Environment, KNUST. . #blaxtarlines #blaxtarlineskumasi #knust #tribute #emmanuelowusudartey #art #kumasi #ghana
Visited my friend's farm in Tomar, Portugal yesterday on my way back to Accra. It was really spectacular and inspiring. So many posssiblities and sensitive interventions. It reminded me of the work and interests our generation has to take up. Thank you Leyla Acaroglu. #farming #farms #life #leylaacaroglu #food #tomar #portugal #blaxtarlineskumasi #socialinterventions