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Othello De'Souza-Hartley solo show in Rome

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Busy time for London based artist Othello De'Souza-Hartley! His latest solo show closed two weeks ago in London and now a solo show is opening in Rome during Rome Art Week. On Tuesday 23rd October Own Narrative a series of polaroids will be on show inside the changing rooms of Campo XXV Aprile (football pitch) in Pietralata, Rome.
Campo Sportivo XXV Aprile
dal 23 al 27 ottobre 2018
Own Narrative
Mostra di Othello De’Souza-Hartley
a cura di Alessandra Migani
Opening: martedì 23 ottobre ore 18.30

L’Arte di Othello De’Souza-Hartley in mostra a Pietralata per la Rome Art Week

Il Campo Sportivo XXV Aprile torna ad aprire le porte all’arte e alla condivisione con una mostra del fotografo, artista visivo e performer londinese, che sarà presente per l’inaugurazione.
Martedì 23 ottobre, alle 18.30, nell’ambito della Rome Art Week, inaugura, presso il Campo Sportivo XXV Aprile a Pietralata, la mostra personale dal titolo Own Narrative del fotografo inglese Othello De’Souza-Hartley, curata da Alessand…

Schengen

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If you are in Florence or planning a short trip, there is an exhibition definitely worth a visit: Schengen with artists Délio Jasse, Anna Raimondo, Jebila Okongwu. Only few days left as the three-part exhibition, which opened to the public on July 12th, will close this coming Friday at Villa Romana. "Schengen examines the limitations of socio-cultural and political borders through a totemic memorialization of the migration of bodies and goods. Drawing upon transnational identity and the blue water of the Mediterranean as fluid conceptions of legality and humanity the works problematize the values instilled by international agreements whose fallen fruits too often die on the vine. The destabilizing of the environmental impact of fading traditions, the evasion of prescribed images of nationalistic belonging and the escalation of global crisis set the foundation for ruptured canons and displaced cultural legibility".

When I first read the press preview, I realised that the artist…

Africa no limits

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La Galerie Africaine - a nomadic gallery run by the talented gallerist Aude Minart - moves again to Dakar to be part of Dakar Off during Dak'Art Biennale 2018 with a show named "Africa no limits". Minart is going to Dakar in the next few days to set up the exhibition which includes a selection of artists working with drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. For those in Dakar I definitely suggest to attend the cocktail on May 3rd at 6pm and the vernissage on May 6th at 6pm. I will give you more details next week together with a quick interview with Ms Minart. Stay tuned! For press release please ask: audeminart@hotmail.com
https://www.lagalerieafricaine.com/







Venice Biennale: Artists in the space

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These days some of my friends are visiting Viva Arte Viva, the 57th Art Biennale in Venice, that it closes in two days. As they ask for suggestions on what must to be seen, I found my mind going back to last May when I visited the Biennale during the preview days. My trip to Venice, every two years, to attend the opening days at the Art Biennale became a kind of a ritual! It's a real journey - by train, plane or bus - taken by a group of professionals (Artists, Curators, Art Critics and a Gallerist) coming from different cities such as London, Rome, Athens and Paris, sharing the same flat - rented by a lovely old lady from Venice. Ready to be surrounded by notes, catalogues, ferries, planning and, above all, a very deep immersion into the Arts from all over the world! I found this Biennale complex as its meaning "of consisting of many different and connected parts". In fact, the Curator Christine Macel offers a journey through nine chapters representing each one a Trans-Pavi…

Africa is not a country! Coffee time with Camilla Boemio

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I first met Camilla Boemio back in 2013 at the Maldives Pavilion during the 55th Venice Biennale; she was Associate Curator. I had the privilege to get an insight into the exhibition and artists’ work. I was completely fascinated by the Pavilion from different perspectives: the concept, the quality of artwork, the venue, the exhibition set up and the team’s openness especially towards visitors. Ms Boemio walked with me through the venue and I had the chance to be introduced to some of the artists. In that occasion I developed a big respect to the professional but also friendly way she takes her job. It was with no surprise that I welcomed the news she was appointed Curator of the Nigerian Pavilion for this year Architecture Biennale in Venice, it seems to me just a quite obvious result of her professional career. This Pavilion, titled "Diminished Capacity", marks the very first presence of Nigeria at La Biennale di Venezia; Ms Boemio presented a site-specific exhibition by arc…