Zondag 12 Augustus 2018
Robben Island Readings
Zaterdag 11 Augustus 2018 07:30
t/m Maandag 13 Augustus 2018
Be at this performance, written by Matthew Hahn, about the smuggled Shakespeare book that inspired Mandela during his years of imprisonment on Robben Island.
Hahn is the author of Robben Island Shakespeare, the story of the smuggled book, based on interviews with surviving activists woven together with their favourite passages from Shakespeare.
The copy of the Collected Works of Shakespeare was brought onto the island illicitly by the wife of one of the former prisoners, Sonny Venkatrathnam.
Structures of Identity – Photography from The Walther Collection
Van Vrijdag 29 Juni 2018 - 08:00
t/m Woensdag 29 Augustus 2018 - 17:00
In the exhibition Structures of Identity, Foam presents a selection of photographic works from The Walther Collection. Structures of Identity examines how photographers have used portraiture to affirm or challenge social stereotypes constructed around notions of race, gender, class, and nationality. Iconic works by photographers including August Sander, Richard Avedon and J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere are combined with the work of contemporary photographers such as Yto Barrada, Samuel Fosso, Zanele Muholi and Guy Tillim (both from South Africa). Works of vernacular photography, from a range of cultures and historical periods, are also on view. Photographic portraits are more than mementoes of friends and family. They are markers of social identity. Reflecting on the ways that portrait photography has been deployed, Structures of Identity visualises the political and cultural factors that shape individual and collective subjectivities, with a particular focus on the relation between self-representation and social identity.
Fashion Cities Africa
Mode is hot in Afrika, maar dé Afrikaanse mode bestaat niet. In verschillende steden bestaan diverse bloeiende modescenes. Van streetwear tot couture en van experimenteel tot meer ingetogen: dragers, makers en kenners tonen er hun identiteit, persoonlijke smaak en achtergrond mee. Vaak gelinkt aan de stad waarin ze wonen. De stad die hen een spiegel voorhoudt. Fashion Cities Africa toont de diversiteit aan mode in Casablanca, Johannesburg, Lagos en Nairobi – door de ogen van 15 lokale experts. In Fashion Cities Africa bekijk je de stedelijke modescenes vanuit het perspectief van lokale ontwerpers, stylisten, shophouders, fotografen en bloggers. Zo nemen broer en zus 2ManySiblings je mee naar de markt in Nairobi, waar ze tweedehands designerkleding kopen om te restylen. Ook vind je in de tentoonstelling creaties van onder meer The Sartists (Johannesburg), Said Mahrouf (Casablanca) en het modelabel Maki Oh (Lagos), dat gedragen wordt door onder andere Beyoncé en Michelle Obama. Het Tropenmuseum selecteerde voor deze tentoonstelling Nederlandse experts die hun Afrikaanse roots verwerken in mode: Daily Paper, Karim Adduchi, Lady Africa, Doru Komonoteng Loboka en Nsimba Valene Lontanga. Voor Fashion Cities Africa delen zij hun inspiratie, werkwijze én ontwerpen met de museumbezoeker.
Vanaf vrijdag 14 april kun je de grootste hedendaagse Pan-Afrikaanse fototentoonstelling genaamd AFROTOPIA bezoeken.
Voor het eerst in de geschiedenis van de biënnale is deze tentoonstelling te zien buiten Bamako. De tentoonstelling was eerder te zien tijdens de 11e editie van de Afrikaanse fotobiënnale in Bamako. Het Afrika Museum voelt zich vereerd deze toonaangevende tentoonstelling te mogen tonen aan het Nederlandse publiek.
Uit driehonderd inzendingen zijn werken van veertig hedendaagse Afrikaanse fotografen en kunstenaars geselecteerd die geïnspireerd zijn door het thema Afrotopia en de potentiële kracht waarmee Afrika kan bijdragen aan onze gezamenlijke toekomst. Hun werk toont nieuwe inzichten over het verleden, schijnt licht op het heden en biedt nieuwe perspectieven voor de toekomst.
Mandela zum 100. Geburtstag
45 pictures by photographers Jürgen Schadeberg (Germany/South Africa) and Louise Gubb (South Africa). Schadeberg featured Mandela in the 50s and 60s when he was working for Drum, an iconic anti-apartheid weekly, as well as in 1994 when the photographer accompanied Mandela to a visit to his former prison cell on Robben Island. As a press photographer Gubb featured Mandela after his release from prison and during his presidency (1994 – 1999).
The exhibition is an initiave by the Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V.
Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition
This exhibition explores the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 – 2013) and marks the centenary of his birth. It provides insight into Mandela’s journey from young freedom fighter to becoming the inspiration for an international movement against South Africa’s violent and oppressive apartheid system, and an emblem of an ongoing struggle to build a more just and equitable world.
South African Women's Arts Festival - 22 years on
The Playhouse Company, an Agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, presents its annual South African Women’s Arts Festival in Durban from 7-18 August. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF). “To celebrate this momentous landmark, our SAWAF roster is jam-packed with frontline shows, featuring South Africa’s latest and greatest theatrical productions, performers, directors, writers and choreographers,” says The Playhouse Company’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Linda Bukhosini. “In keeping with Women’s Month, SAWAF’s mix of dance, drama, music, dialogue, arts and craft showcases the determination of South African women to find freedom, respect and equality in our society.” The programme includes theatre, sance, concerts, exhibition, dialogues, workshops etc.
We are the legacy: Celebrating Nelson Mandela centenary 2018
Artworks MandelaAs part of the 2018 Nelson Mandela Day and Nelson Mandela’s centenary, the UMURAGE Foundation is pleased to present 'We Are The Legacy: Celebrating Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018'. The art exhibition will feature portraits of 100 African legacy makers who, in their own unique way, embody Nelson Mandela’s three key principles – to free yourself, free others and serve every day – and 100 artworks from across the motherland. Featured artists are coming from : Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Brazaville, Congo DRC, France, Madagascar, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Tchad, Malawi, Togo and Zambia. The UMURAGE Foundation is an international non-profit organisation, head-quartered in Amsterdam, which aims at promoting, supporting, connecting, recognizing and rewarding individuals, organizations, businesses and communities shaping Africa’s collective legacy. Its vision is a world embracing and celebrating Africa’s contributions to humanity’s collective legacy.
Tata Madiba. Father of our democracy: Father of our Nation.
The upgraded Tata Madiba exhibition content and objects are meant to stimulate conversation about his life, struggles and extraordinary contribution to protection of South Africa’s rich biodiversity; but also connect to contemporary issues around conservation and sustainability. The exhibition also includes the many species named after him and those he and his fellow prisoners may have encountered on Robben Island. The exhibition includes as its central piece the iMadiba Project which is a participatory art project conceptualized and created by artist and photographer Erhardt Thiel. It is endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation The intention of the installation or micro museum is to facilitate dialogue, memory, reflection and forward thinking. The combination of the Tata Madiba exhibition and the iMadiba Project art installation is therefore an apt marriage to celebrate the centenary of this great statesman Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
African productions at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. The festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and events. In 2018 there are many productions from Africa at the festival.