Curated by Cosmin Costinas
DHAKA ART SUMMIT 2018
A beast, a god and a line is woven by connections and circulations of ideas across a geography with Bengal at its core. Commonly called Asia-Pacific, it could also be defined by several other definitions, which the exhibition will explore and untangle. Overlapping and sometimes conflicting or barely discernible beneath the strident layers of contemporaneity and the modern waves of destruction, these worlds are still the pillars of a region that is going through a process of replacing its colonial cartographic coordinates, a process this exhibition proudly serves.
50 Golborne is delighted to present Echoes & Figures, the first solo exhibition in the UK of Madagascar-born, Paris-based artist and photographer Malala Andrialavidrazana.
The show features a selection of photographs by Andrialavidrazana from the Echoes and Figures series. This is a debut for the artist, who takes particular concern to show her work in different combinations. Mixing the large formats of the spectacular Figures compositions with the smaller and more intimate Echoes still-lifes, the artist underscores her concern with cross-culturalism and the sociological, economic and political constructions that attempt to contradict it. She expresses these concerns through narratives that address both global considerations and the private space.
The exhibition “Figures” features 7 artworks from the namesake series in which the artist explores the theme of the map used as a colonialist power tool combining them with references borrowed from various spheres of visual culture: bills, stamps and numerous iconographic models inspired by universal as well as local themes.
Of Decolonize This at the Karachi Biennale 2017, Dominique Malaquais writes: “[The thematic is based on] a series of short excerpts from texts that move us, we propose a voyage through the practice of five artists changing the face of contemporary reflection on (post)colonialism, (neo)coloniality and the quest for a decolonial future:
Malala Andrialavidrazana, Marius Dansou
Infatigable voyageuse, l’artiste Malala Andrialavidrazana s’est également formée à l’architecture. Ses recherches portent sur les notions de frontières et d'interactions interculturelles. En une succession d'allers-retours entre espaces privés et problématiques mondiales, l’artiste explore les différentes imageries sociales par le biais d’un travail anthropologique ouvrant sur une multitude d’histoires. out en s'inspirant des archives photographiques du grand photographe nigérian Ojeikere et d’archives familiales, Marius Dansou réalise, dans du fer à béton, des coiffes majestueuses dont il cherche à décoder les messages.
Celebrate the launch of Aperture magazine’s summer 2017 issue, Platform Africa, with artists Malala Andrialavidrazana and Zineb Sedira and curator Zoe Whitley in discussion with Aperture’s managing editor Brendan Wattenberg.
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Kehrer Gallery is delighted to welcome you to a typical French apéro at our Pop-Up Gallery in Arles on Wednesday July 5, from 6 pm.
We will show »Africana« with Malala Andrialavidrazana, Lebohang Kganye, Nicola Lo Calzo and Per-Anders Petterson.
Exhibition from July 4 to 8, 2017.
With the exhibition AFRICA. Telling a world from 27 June to 11 September 2017, Milan’s PAC continues its exploration of the continents following the route of art, with a selection of artists and narratives that not only live and entrench their African roots in the world, but who and which also experience its Diaspora. Retracing their diversity, the exhibition will allow visitors an understanding of the universality of the contemporary Africa scene south of the Sahara, unveiling the immediate and growing spirit,without hiding the violence and matching immediacy of the worlds that make it up.
Exhibition curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg
MAKING DOUALA 2007-2017 explores the relationship between art and urban transformation in Africa. The exhibition presents projects realised for the Salon Urbain de Douala (SUD), a triennial festival dedicated to public art in Douala, Cameroon. Artists addressing the issue of collective cultural identity have aimed to re-install historical awareness or undertaken inventive infrastructural interventions.
Curatorial team: Marilyn Douala Manga Bell of doual’art, Kamiel Verschuren, Xandra Nibbeling and Lucas Grandin of ICU art projects, Roberto Paci Dalò, Marta Pucciarelli and Iolanda Pensa of SUPSI and Fiona Siegenthaler of University of Basel.
Coinciding with the launch of “Platform Africa”, Aperture presents an exhibition of new limited-edition prints by artists featured in the issue, including Malala Andrialavidrazana, Fatoumata Diabate, Jabulani Dhlamini, Sipho Gongxeka, Nico Krijno, Musa N. Nxumalo, Mimi Cherono Ng’ ok, and Abdo Shanan in the 1:54 Lounge.