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Vincent Michéa – Collages inspired by the ‘White City’

14 January

Michéa will be coming to the gallery to create collages in front of the white city.

Vincent Michéa was born 1963 in the south of France. After graduating from the ESAG Penninghen graphic design school in Paris in 1986, he was employed as a graphic designer by the French Embassy in Senegal. Since then, he has been dividing his time between his Paris and Dakar studios.
Michéa was influenced mainly by his mentor, famous graphic designer Roman Cieślewicz, and by commercial advertising. Pop Art, which requires no emotional involvement but only playful manipulation of colorful images, is another clear influence on his work; Michéa asserts: “For many years I have tried my hardest to produce, to the extent of my strength, images that are perceptible to the eye without too many internal uproars and without exaggerated pathos.”

Moreover, Pop Art represents the end of subversion against the art world. Unlike Dada artists who deconstructed images in order to create a new artistic language, Michéa does not manipulate his photographs. He leaves them intact and constructs upon them. Cheerfully celebrating life in Dakar, Michéa’s photomontages are ensembles of photos of his daily life in the African metropolis, engulfed in the rhythms of West African music delivered by the clear shapes and colors of his paper cuts. For Michéa, “Africa” is not the exotic Other, but his lived experience. His work is not the product of a fantasy about the inhabitants of the “Black continent” but an ode to its people, especially Senegalese women.

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A Performance by Jelili Atiku

15 March 2016

Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia artist with political concerns for human rights and justice.

Through drawing, installation sculpture, photography, video and performance (live art); he strives to help viewers understand the world and expanding their understanding and experiences, so that they can activate and renew their lives and environments.

On the 15th of March we are pleased to inform you that Jalili Atiku will be performing in our gallery space!

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Back to Earth: Daouada and Roy at Work

October 2015

From the 16th of October 10:00-12:00 and the 18th of October 17:00-20:00.
On the 25th of October, 2015, the works will be presented here at the African Studies Gallery!

Roy and Daouada are working with ceramics creating pieces especially for the new exhibition, and you are invited to watch workk at the Benyamini House.

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Toy Boy meets Shenkar students

18th of December 2014

Angolan contemporary artist, Toy Boy, meets Shenkar art-students in the Gallery for a talk about his current exhibition.

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Opening event of the Congo River exhibition

24th April 2014

A video clip of the opening event of the Congo River Exhibition, featuring five Angolan Musicians from the ‘Ponte Cultural’ Project can be seen here.

A video clip of the opening event of the Congo River Exhibition, featuring five Angolan Musicians from the ‘Ponte Cultural’ Project can be seen here.

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Co-operative Workshop

19th November 2013

Images from a workshop that took place at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design

10 students from the school’s Visual Arts department and 5 guests from Angola took part in the day-long workshop that focused on the concept of exchange. The team explored the idea this concept contains within it a whole spectrum of actions and deeds, building on the premise that almost anything can be ‘exchanged’, be it looks, viruses, clothing, money or ideas.
A Flickr gallery with all pictures from the event can be seen here.
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Student Volunteers Event

24th of July 2013

Honouring volunteer students departing for Africa

The students were from two academic centres: The Tamar Golan African Centre at the Ben Gurion University, Be’er Sheba, and the Glocal Community-Development Studies MA programme at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
A blog written by the students who are finishing their three-month volunteering period in Ghana can be viewed here and discussed here.
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Lady Julia Visit

April 2013

Following the visit of her husband, King Osei Tutu II, Lady Juila attended a Luncheon event at the gallery to celebrate Leading Israeli Women. The exhibition that can be seen in the background is Glocal: Global Localization.

Following the visit of her husband, King Osei Tutu II, Lady Juila attended a Luncheon event at the gallery to celebrate Leading Israeli Women.
The exhibition that can be seen in the background is Glocal: Global Localization.
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Alpha Blondie and Rita

September 2012

Alpha Blondie and Israeli singer, Rita launch the Gallery’s exhibition ‘Glocal: Global Localization’

In a celebration of culture and music, the celebrated musician joined Rita, the famed Israeli singer to launch the gallery’s exhibition ‘Glocal: Global Localization’.

Watch the video of Alfa Blondy’s visit to the gallery here.

 

ALFA BLONDY CLIP from African Studies Gallery on Vimeo.

 

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Reception for artist Omer Ba

November 2014

The African Studies gallery had the honour of hosting the Senegalese–Swiss artist, Omer Ba, who was visiting the faculty of Multidisciplinary Art at Shenkar for a week of workshops.

The event was very successful and an interesting variety of people were present including the teaching staff of the faculty.

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Ravid Kahalani

6 juin 2012

The African Sudies Gallery welcomes Ravid Kahalani