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Lucio Pozzi — MINIPAINTINGS — 11 Nov to 19 Dec 2009 — Creon Gallery, New York

The Twain Minipaintings at Creon Gallery, New York, 11 November – 19 December 2009 .

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I don't remember when I started painting the Minipaintings. They came about in the early seventies as a counterpart to very large works I was producing, to capture in my mind the size of the surface I paint on as a crucial factor of my practice.

Chimurenga Library Exhibition and Sessions, 2 May – 21 June, CT

readingroutesThe Chimurenga Library is an online archive of pan African, independent periodicals. It is also the exhibition concept devised by the editors of Chimurenga for Cape Africa Platform 2009.

Andile Mngxitama on Thami Mnyele and MEDU Arts Ensemble Retrospective at Johannesburg Art Gallery

Thami Mnyele the artist was killed long before the 1985 apartheid raid exterminated him and eleven others in Botswana, Gaborone. The sense of compromising one’s art for the sake of urgent demands of the revolution are palpable in the transition between Mnyele’s earlier works to his later art as a revolutionary in exile.

Kwani? Nr. 5 in bookstores now

KwaniDouble issue Kwani? Nr. 5 examines Kenya in the context and violent aftermath of its 2007 elections is available in bookstores now.

'The World is Flat' 21 March at CCA, Lagos

twifForthcoming exhibition 21 March – 2 May 2009

'The World is Flat'

Lise Mogel (US)
Krydz Ikwuemesi (NIG)
Heman Chong (SG)
Lasse Lau (DK)

curated by Johanne Loegstrup

opening times
Tues - Sat 10am - 6pm
Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos
9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Lagos

www.ccalagos.org
artspeakafrica.blogspot.com

Lucky Kunene's Manifesto

lucky1‘I had two heroes, Karl Marx and Al Capone. Al Capone said if you’re gonna steal, steal big. But Karl Marx said all property is theft. I think they’d both be proud of me.’

‘The beginning. Soweto. 1994. Freedom. The New South Africa. A new dawn. A new day. A fresh start, a clean page. A new beginning. And I had dreams.’

Genghis manifesto

1. We are black and proud (okay, not all of us are black but we’re still proud of them too).
2. We are African and proud (okay, we are not all African but we’re proud of them too).
3. We are resoundingly leftist.
4. Except when we unashamedly accept sponsorship.
5. We love the South (and everything laterally and vertically South)
6. …which strangely manages to all be poor

manifesto?

Don’t know what to do, but must to do something. So, while doing somehow I get an idea what it is that I am doing. Use writing as an escape-hatch in a world that is not so much interested in questions but answers. Searching for and inventing new and more questions, never settling for answers.

Manifesto

MY SAVAGE PAST

I embrace the cannibals and the savages. I embrace the child soldiers and the dictators. I embrace rapist and survivor alike. I celebrate the past and the present. I embrace torturer and the tortured because Steve Biko is dead and he won't be coming back.

Carlito Manifesto

‘Don’t take me to no hospital please. Fuckin’ emergency rooms don’t save nobody.’
‘Don’t worry. My heart, it don’t ever quit.’
‘I was already a mean little bastard, while my mother was still alive, and I know it.’
‘Favour gonna kill you faster than a bullet.’
‘I know a lot about cars. I’ve been stealing them since I was 14.’