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God takes the train to work too

In 1986, the South African photographer Santu Mofokeng decided to document “train churches” — the culture of mobile worship by working class black South Africans on the country’s commuter trains…..

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The end of “the colonial gaze”?

The weekend after Hurricane Sandy hit NYC, AIAC’s Sean Jacobs and I (we’re academics in our day jobs) attended Encounters with the African Archive, a symposium at New York University. The symposium…..

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Lawrence Lemaoana is one of 13 South African artists selected by curator Daniella Géo for the exhibition “Reconstruções: arte contemporânea da África do Sul” [Reconstructions: Contemporary Art from South Africa] running…..

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'Contemporary South African Photography'

[vodpod id=Video.5895661&w=500&h=411&fv=requestURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.vam.ac.uk%2Fchannel%2Fjson%2Fvideo_player.php%3Fid%3D629%2526style%3D0%2526embeded%3Dtrue%26amp%3BurlToShare%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.vam.ac.uk%2Fchannel%2Fpeople%2Fphotography%2Ffigures_and_fictions_sabelo_mlangeni%2F] A short video profile of the Johannesburg photographer, Sabelo Mlangeni, one of 17 South African photographers in “Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography“, showing from 12 April…..

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Post-Apartheid Art

Art historian John Peffer’s book Art and the End of Apartheid (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) reveals the manner in which Black artists, or as he nuances the category artists…..