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  • Olu Amoda: How the Goldsmith’s Son Forayed into Malleable Steel Sculpture Going to Lagos, the Nigerian city of dreams, after graduation in the early 1980s, Olu Amoda wasn’t drawn into what some have described as the visual art boom in the city (1989-1992).  “I was not a fan of what you journalists describe as “The Biggest Things”, like “Oh, he has created a niche for himself” . The interview, with Toyin Akinosho, is the second of a three-part series: “The Olu Amoda Chronicles”.
  • Slade Lectures Hillary 2024 William Kentridge, the South African multimedia artist, succeeds Chika Okeke -Agulu, the Nigerian born Professor of Art History at Princeton University, New Jersey, as the Oxford University’s 2023/2024 Distinguished Slade Lecturer.
  • Indiana University Cancels Survey for Palestinian Painter Samia Halaby –“As a Palestinian and woman artist practicing in the United States, I am not a stranger to racism and sexism of the art world. As I and Palestinians everywhere are experiencing tremendous grief we turn to our friends,” Halaby wrote to Indiana University president Pamela Whitten… 
  • David Goldblatt & Kiluanji Kia HendaGoodman Gallery Johannesburg 27 January – 6 March. Goodman Gallery presents Frameworks, a dialogue between selected works by David Goldblatt and Kiluanji Kia Henda. Through film and photography, the exhibition explores notions of migrancy and belonging in the context of two distinct yet interconnected societies in Southern Africa: Angola and South Africa
  • The Community Arts Project (Cape Town, 1977-2008) 
    A ‘Past Disquiet’ Witness Seminar –
    Active from 1977 to 2008 and operating in the Cape Town neighbourhoods of Mowbray, Salt River, and Woodstock, CAP was a non-sectarian and non-racial group of cultural workers—visual artists, musicians, performers, and educators—that provided support and a platform for artists and learners who were marginalised under apartheid. They provided training, facilities, and accommodation for children and adults, produced political propaganda 

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Toyin Akinosho

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