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Afripedia Ghana trailer from Stocktown on Vimeo.
The whispers among connoisseurs talk about Accra as the next big hotspot for African cultural production and ‘Afripedia, Ghana’ suggest they’re not wrong. Meet outspoken and androgynous music star Wiyaala, exciting trickbikers Bikelordz whose BMX skills and flamboyant style have taken neighbourhoods by storm. Artist Serge Attukwei Clottey highlights environmental issues through street performances as his alter ego, Afrogallonism, the modern water warrior.
Afripedia South Africa trailer from Stocktown on Vimeo.
Afripedia takes viewers beyond the stereotypical stories coming out of South Africa. Starting out in in Cape- town we meet up with the video game label 2bop and the inventor of the new limpop music genre, Gazelle. Continuing on to Johannesburg we join heavy metal band Reeburth for a block party and take a tour around Soweto with the local style setters Smarteez and their colorful streetsavy fashion.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Friday, November 21, 2014
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Showing some new pieces at DEJA VU group show presented by @afpnyc ART FOR PROGRESS NOosphere Gallery, 10/30/14-11/12/14
Art for Progress (AFP) is pleased to announce a group exhibition of new works by artists from New York City, Los Angeles, Spain and Israel. The show entitled “Déjà vu” will run from October 30th to November 12th, 2014 at NOosphere Arts in New York City, and the opening reception will take place on October 30th from 6 to 10 PM. The exhibition will include a variety of mediums, from painting to sculpture, which tackle the theme of déjà vu.
The term can be described as “a feeling of having already experienced the present situation” or “a tedious familiarity.”It first appeared in a 1928 text entitled a Text for Psychology. Since then, the topic of déjà vu has been addressed from the big screen to Sci-Fi novels. It is a concept and sensation that has captivated audiences for generations and in this exhibit AFP hopes to push the boundaries of this. For this show, the concept of déjà vu has been explored from several vantage points, from ideas of storytelling to an affective feeling.
This exhibition is seeking to both comment on this topic and try to rethink the way in which it has been socioculturally situated. Déjà vu has come to occupy a very specific place within popular culture and this exhibition aims to build on that while also carving out new meaning for it.
Fourteen artists will be featured in the show: Rocco Alberico, Ted Barr, Bill Claps, Lance Dehne, Tony DiBella, Essam, gilf!, Diane LaRaja, Lichiban, Sona Mirzaei, Carol Nussbaum, Juan Manuel Pajares, Jeanne Wilkinson and Margaret Withers. *artwork by photographer Tony DiBella.
For more information, visit www.artforprogress.org or facebook.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
After three NYC shows, a traveling exhibit in DC and Chicago, and a growing lists of artists, WATAAH is back home in New York City with a new group show. I'll have two pieces in the show, and a water bottle I designed. Featuring so many of today's top artists, this is an event not to be missed. Check out some of the work and previous event photos at wat-aahstreets.com.