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Nontsikelelo Mutiti: Women in Self-publishing

wsp5Nontsikelelo Mutiti kicks off with a talk on women in self-publishing featuring Yolanda Sangwena (Afripop Magazine), Amy Sall (SUNU Journal), Ali Rosa–Salas (Top Rank Magazine) and Jessica Lynne (Arts.black).

Mutiti is a Zimbabwean-born artist and educator. She has been a resident artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Recess as well as the Centre for Book Arts in New York and is currently Assistant Professor in the New Media Department at State University of New York, Purchase College.

Ali Rosa-Salas is an editorial Assitant at Top Rank Magazine and curatorial fellow at MoCADA. She has produced exhibitions, event series and public programs for AFROPUNK, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, TOP RANK Magazine and Weeksville Heritage Center.

Yolanda Sangweni is a South-African born writer/editor and cultural curator. Currently, she is the entertainment editor of ESSENCE.com and the founder of afriPOP, an online destination highlighting what’s new and what’s next in global African culture.

Amy Sall is a researcher and writer and the founder and editor of SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics.

Jessica Lynne is a writer and arts administrator. She is also co-editor of ARTS.BLACK, a platform for art criticism from Black perspectives.

 

 

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Nontsikelelo Mutiti: Women in new media & technology

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Nontsikelelo Mutiti‘s African Hair Braiding Salon at the Chimurenga Library in NYC provides a framework to publish and present a range of works that are physical and performative in nature. She gets the weekend programme started with a conversation on women in new media and technology with Torkwase Dyson, Salome Asega, Yulan Grant and Kimberly Drew (Black Contemporary Art).  ( continue reading

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Nontsikelelo Mutiti & Tinashe Mushakavanhu: The Hairdresser of Harare

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PASS Pop-up NYC resident, Nontsikelelo Mutiti steps out of her onsite braiding salon to join  writer Tinashe Mushakavanhu in a reading of The Hairdresser of Harare. Zimbabwean-born artist and educator Mutiti’s African Hair Braiding Salon at the Chimurenga Library in the PERFORMA 15 Hub provides a framework to publish and present a range of works that are physical and performative in nature. Here, women of colour are brought into proximity with each other over the business of beauty. Tinashe Mushakavanhu …  ( continue reading

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PASS in NY: Nontsikelelo Mutiti and guests

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Working across disciplines to produce work that occupies the forms of fine art, design, and social practice, Zimbabwean-born artist and educator Nontsikelelo Mutiti curates an African Hair Braiding Salon that provides a framework to publish and present a range of works that are physical and performative in nature. Here, women of colour are brought into proximity with each other over the business of beauty. Collaborators include graphic design Julia Novitch, writer Tinashe Mushakavanhu and sculpture LaKela Brown. Mutiti also hosts: …  ( continue reading

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She go say I be Lady, oh

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“In the words of a feminist Muriel Rukeyser, “…the truth about [my] life” has split the world open. One woman’s story successfully breaks the tout le monde jurisdiction of any consensus… Feminism cannot be globally defined because Pangaea broke into pieces 250 million years ago and many wild waters and hazardous bush must be traversed to evangelise my kind of savage. The world is not one.” – Excerpt from ‘Sister Outsider‘ by Yemisi Ogbe (Chimurenga Chronic, Apr 2016)  Tune into …  ( continue reading

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Sunday 15 November Runnings

Its the final day of the Pop-up at the Performa Hub in New York. Join us at 47 Walker street at 3pm when Nontsikelelo Mutiti kicks off with a talk on women in self-publishing featuring Yolanda Sangwena (Afripop Magazine), Amy Sall (SUNU Journal), Ali Rosa–Salas (Top Rank Magazine) and Jessica Lynne (Arts.black). Next up, Africa is a Country presents Seeing voices: Reflections on African photographic portraiture, a discussion on photography with Zachary Rosen and friends. Then poet and choreographer Harmony …  ( continue reading

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Saturday 14 November 2015 Runnings

Nontsikelelo Mutiti‘s African Hair Braiding Salon at the Chimurenga Library in NYC provides a framework to publish and present a range of works that are physical and performative in nature.She gets the weekend programme started with a conversation on women in new media and technology with Torkwase Dyson, Samole Asega, Yulan Grant and Kimberly Drew (Black Contemporary Art). Next up, Africa is a Country present “Adrift: A soundtrack for migration,” the second of three panels, curated by AIAC managing editor, …  ( continue reading

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Friday 13 November Runnings

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Africa is a Country are in studio to get the weekend started with “Block The Road: The Sound of Afrosoca,” an exploration of the recent explosion of cross-Atlantic exchange between Caribbean and African musicians, with Rum N’ Lime Radio co-hosts – Queens-based writer and academic Rishi Nath, and DJ, producer, and Trinidadian Soca ambassador DLife. Next, composer and musician and a co-curator of the Pan African Space Station, Neo Muyanga is back with more Revolting Tunes that engage black music …  ( continue reading

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Live Sound Collab: Dyani Douze, Taja Cheek & Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa

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Chimurenga Library NYC resident Nontsikelelo Mutiti curates a live sound collab between multimedia artist Dyani Douze, code-switcher and Throw Vision member Taja Cheek (Throw Vision) and musician and composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa. Dyani Douze is a multimedia artist. She has served as an editorial apprentice on Spike Lee’s documentary Bad 25, and has produced several personal projects, including a short documentary exploring architectural spaces in Paris. Dyani also produces music and DJs at local venues. Taja Cheek is a code-switcher who …  ( continue reading

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Chimurenga Library NYC residents in conversation

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Chimurenga has occupied the Performa 15 Hub with the Chimurenga Library, a library-of-people that engage trade as both the process of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services and the practice of exchanging ideas, imaginaries, perceptions and vocabularies. We kick off with a conversation between Chimurenga editor, Ntone Edjabe and Chimurenga Library NYC residents, Roger Francis of the Brooklyn-based African Record Centre and Yoruba Book Center (established 1971); artist and educator Nontsikelelo Mutiti, who has set up an African hair …  ( continue reading

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