Pizzawpineapples on the tour of South African musician Bongeziwe Mabandla

The young Mozambican artist Pizzawpineapples is on the tour to present the new album by the award-winning South African musician Bongeziwe Mabandla, entitled “amaXesha”. The tour of shows in South Africa will culminate with a performance on October 27th in Maputo. Presented and featured in Maputo Fast Forward’s residency project, New Kids – a musical […]

From virtual reality to real life: how people will live in the future

In the future, virtual reality and metaverse experiences could be experienced in a different way, much more immersive and natural, giving people a realistic sense of their living and working environment. This is what researchers who have developed flexible nanomaterial sensors for detection are pointing out.  This way, with simple vibrations of the skin, facial […]

Augmented reality turns museum objects into digital games

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is moving closer to the metaverse in an attempt to turn museum visits into an impactful experience. This is an unprecedented experience, through an app called “Replica”, which allows visitors to The Met to digitise works of art and bring elements of the works digitally into the global immersive platform […]

“1-54” fair showcases the most outstanding contemporary African artists

The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will take place in London for the 11th consecutive year over four days, from 12 to 15 October 2023. Billed as the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, 1-54 London 2023 will host more than 60 international exhibitors, the largest number […]

New Kids: art can be dreamt of and become real

Dreaming and making art out of vocation, talent and profession is the essence of what the Now Kids musical project revealed, created as part of Maputo Fast Forward, which took place for the second year running. In three sessions, between 5 and 7 October, at the historic Avenida Theatre in Maputo, the five artists on […]

When cartoons inspire space exploration

Engineers in Japan have created a 3.5 tonne robotic suit reminiscent of a character from a hugely popular animated series, which they hope to use in space exploration and emergency situations. Tokyo-based start-up Tsubame Industries has developed the four-wheeled, 4.5 metre tall (14.8 foot) Archax robot that resembles “Mobile Suit Gundam” from the 1970s Japanese […]

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s novel shortlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize

The Booker Prize, the world’s most prestigious award for a single work of fiction written in English and published in the UK or Ireland, has announced its longlist for 2023. A Spell of Good Things by Nigerian Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ is among that list. Out of 160 shortlisted novels, 13 authors and titles emerged, with four […]

USA museum returns artefacts stolen from Kenya

The Illinois State Museum takes a bold step to repatriate over 30 stolen artifacts to the Mijikenda people in Kenya. The recovered treasures, vigango, hold great spiritual importance for the Mijikenda ethnic group, as they serve as a tribute to their ancestors. Officials from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Illinois State […]

Artificial Intelligence to protect Earth is in the making

IBM and NASA have announced an alliance that will serve to create an Artificial Intelligence (AI) capable of analysing data from scientific missions on Earth. The goal is to predict the evolution of issues such as deforestation, impact on crops and also emissions of toxic gases into the atmosphere. The model that will be the […]

Painting by Suzy Bila at the Macao Art Biennale

“Interior Landscapes” is the title of the exhibition by Mozambican artist Suzy Bila, part of the parallel exhibitions of Art Macao, Macau International Art Biennale 2023. The painting works are on display at Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau Hotel Lobby, organised and curated by Amagao Gallery.  Suzy Bila, who stands out from the diaspora, paints emotions […]