Ethiopian artist Fanuel Leul explores Afrofuturism with digital art 

Fanuel Leul is a name to remember in the contemporary African art scene, who has chosen the path of digital art to construct science fiction narratives through images. Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the artist mixes traditional elements with futuristic technology, creating contrasting and harmonious compositions. 

Achille Mbembe honoured with the 2024 Holberg Prize

Académico camaronês foi anunciado como o laureado para o um dos maiores prémios internacionais atribuídos anualmente a um investigador de destaque nas áreas das humanidades, ciências sociais, direito ou teologia, o Prémio Holberg, edição 2024.

The Cameroonian academic has been announced as the recipient of one of the largest international prizes awarded annually to an outstanding researcher in the humanities, social sciences, law or theology, the Holberg Prize, 2024 edition.

Achille Mbembe honoured with the 2024 Holberg Prize

Académico camaronês foi anunciado como o laureado para o um dos maiores prémios internacionais atribuídos anualmente a um investigador de destaque nas áreas das humanidades, ciências sociais, direito ou teologia, o Prémio Holberg, edição 2024.

he Cameroonian academic has been announced as the recipient of one of the largest international prizes awarded annually to an outstanding researcher in the humanities, social sciences, law or theology, the Holberg Prize, 2024 edition.

When Tunisian craftsmanship and contemporary art come together in a single word: Hirafen

En venant du quartier résidentiel de La Marsa situé dans la banlieue nord face à la mer du Golfe de Tunis, il faut rouler presque trente minutes, traverser la vaste périphérie, passer au large du magnifique musée National du Bardo (fermé depuis les attentats de 2015 mais finalement réouvert depuis presque 6 mois), traverser le quartier de La Manouba situé au nord-ouest de la capitale tunisienne, arriver jusqu’au quartier de Denden, pour enfin découvrir l’exposition Hirafen qui nous convie à un voyage artistique magnifique où l’artisanat traditionnel rencontre la créativité contemporaine.

Coming from the residential district of La Marsa in the northern suburbs facing the sea on the Gulf of Tunis, you have to drive for almost thirty minutes, cross the vast outskirts, pass by the magnificent Bardo National Museum (closed since the 2015 attacks but finally reopened almost 6 months ago), cross the district of La Manouba in the north-west of the Tunisian capital, arrive in the district of Denden, to finally discover the Hirafen exhibition, which invites us on a magnificent artistic journey where traditional crafts meet contemporary creativity. 

Mélio Tinga, his residency in Mauritius and a realisation: “Mozambique is an island” 

O escritor e designer Mélio Tinga esteve em residência nas Maurícias através de uma bolsa de mobilidade do COI – Comissão do Oceano Índico. Objectivo: conhecer e interagir com o mercado literário daquele país do Índico e procurar estabelecer pontes e uma “nova” rota para a leitura no mundo da literatura moçambicana. De resto, aquele país foi um ponto de referência no tráfico de escravos partindo de Moçambique para o mundo, tendo ali alguns até se fixado.

Writer and designer Mélio Tinga was in Mauritius on a mobility grant from the IOC – Indian Ocean Commission. The aim: to get to know and interact with the literary market in that Indian Ocean country and to try to establish bridges and a “new” route for reading in the world of Mozambican literature. In fact, that country was a point of reference in the slave trade from Mozambique to the world, and some even settled there. The writer found these marks and other observations that are the motto for this interview, which has everything to do with a new and different approach to the book business and the sustainability that is so much talked about for the book market.

Cape Town Art Fair com mais de 100 expositores    

The Investec Cape Town Art Fair, considered Africa’s largest art fair, will take place from 16 to 18 February 2024. The fair will bring together more than 100 exhibitors, offering a platform for galleries, collectors, curators and artists from all over the world to create connections of interest in contemporary art. 

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