Thursday, 29 April 2010


Film Series and Panel Discussion
MAY 1st - 2nd, 2010

As part of its ongoing ADFF Spring and Summer Film Series at Teachers College, Columbia University, ADFF is presenting the "LOVE AND SOCIETY" film series on May 1st and 2nd, a selection of classic, comedy, and urban films that explore the dynamics between the values promoted by societies and individual's ability to give and receive love.



1:00PM THE OTHER WORLD (France/Algeria)
3:00PM NO TIME TO DIE (Ghana)
7:00PM EL MESTIZO (Venezuela)

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2010
* Director of Blueprint, Kirk Shannon-Butts*
* Co-Founder and Co-President of the The Spirit of a Woman Leadership Development Institute (S.O.W.) Monica C. Dennis *
* Author/Poet and Public Speaker Jewel Allison, who recently published the book of poems Stealing Peace *

Teachers College, Columbia University 525 West 120th Street - Room 263 Macy.
Take train 1 to 116th street and walk uptown four blocks. Entrance between Broadway and Amsterdam. Picture ID requested to enter building.

Weekend pass $20; Day pass $15; $6 per show; panel:$5. SECURE YOUR SEAT TODAY! CLICK

DVDs of films from Africa and the African Diaspora will be on sale at the venue. $20 per DVD; $35 for 2 DVD; $45 for three DVD and $15 for each additional DVD.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Opportunities: Hotel MariaKapel

Open Call for proposals 2011
HMK {Hotel MariaKapel}
Deadline: 1 June 2010 (stamped with that date on enveloppe is on time)

A.I.R. Hotel MariaKapel invites artists, curators and researchers to submit proposals for our 2011 programme.

About HMK

Hotel Mariakapel is an artist-run residency and project space in Hoorn, a 16th century town by the IJsselmeer, just 40 km north of Amsterdam. In the old center of the town, in a medieval orphanage with adjacent inner garden and
Maria Chapel, Hotel Mariakapel receives artists from all over the world.
The programme involves artists and curators working in a wide range of media, focusing on installation and context based work, video/film and performance art. Projects are developed both in public space and in the chapel’s
exhibition space. Hotel MariaKapel is kindly supported by Hoorn City Council, the Province of Noord-Holland, and the Mondriaan Foundation.

Things to consider when applying:

When sending in a proposal for an artistic or curatorial project, please take in careful consideration the specific context of Hotel MariaKapel. The context of HMK includes the possibility to work with a group of artists; a small town setting (eg, absence of a big local art scene/discourse); the combination of a locally rooted initiative with exhibitions of national appeal. We strongly advise you to read into the context of HMK (and Hoorn) prior to submitting a proposal.
HMK has a strong preference for two types of projects:
1 - Projects that make full use of the unique opportunities offered by the presence of a guesthouse and a longer stay, for instance intensive (international) collaboration or developing a new strand of work

2 - Projects challenging, bending or ignoring logic, socio-economic relations and/or artistic conventions in an engaging manner.

Artists, art historians or curators who temporarily require a base in The Netherlands or who need a change of setting for a while may apply. We aim to offer a small per diem budget, free use of the guesthouse and its facilities, possible reimbursement for travel costs. We do ask that you give a presentation that suits your research, prior to your departure. We especially welcome research proposals coming from artists.

Small Print
Accommodation and living facilities are provided for invited artists or artists groups to complete a period of work culminating in a final exhibition in the adjacent exhibition space. Residencies vary in length and depend on the nature of the work; we feel between one and two months is a good duration. The length of the residency is agreed in advance. The resulting exhibitions which are open to the public, usually take place for 3-4 weeks.
Hotel Mariakapel is responsible for all mail-outs and promotional activity in relation to the shows, which include regional, national and international contacts.
The residency includes use of all facilities (private room, wireless internet, shared kitchen, washing machine / dryer, basic tools, some audio & video equipment). We can host 8 people in 4 bedrooms, you might be sharing a room.

Hotel MariaKapel provides a budget to resident artists (travel, materials, fee, some living costs) , depending on individual projects, but advises artists to secure additional funding elsewhere.

How to Apply:

Read our OPEN CALL 2011 ( this text, you just read! )
Read our application formcarefully!
Fill in our online form ( also if you are sending in your proposal by regular mail )
Send in your materials to:

HMK { HotelMariaKapel }
att. Call 2011
Korte Achterstraat 6
1621GA Hoorn
the Netherlands

or ( please use your projectname as subject )

More info at:

Fashion Projects

Friday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Wollman Hall (65 W 11th St - enter at 66 W 12th)
Reception to follow
The event is free and open to the public.

To celebrate the publication of the new issue of Fashion Projects the MA Fashion Studies at Parsons the New School for Design will be hosting a screening, featuring a range of short experimental films about fashion and memory–the topic of the new issue. They include films by the British-based fashion design duo Boudicca, Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, designer Shelley Fox, and fashion photographer Laura Sciacovelli.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010




‘A piece of the famous London Portobello Market in Lagos’

It’s almost that time of the month again so we would like to invite potential vendors to come and participate in what is going to be an UTTERLY FAB LPM this month….and of course subsequently.

Lagos’ favourite fashion + lifestyle market is back with a BANG this month, we’ve moved house to the uber-fab GET Arena, Lekki! To celebrate we are giving our shoppers an opportunity to kart and shop!!! We’ll be giving away prizes to the fastest male and female kart-ers!

Fashion. From independent to high street, hottest trends to vintage; men, women and children will be catered for.

Experience. GET ARENA on the 25th of April 2010 from 12 noon till 6pm. – GET offers you all a combo of the BAR n GRILL, The G Lounge, GOONIES kids, surrounded by one of the most sophisticated GO Karting tracks you will find anywhere!!
With an excellent menu, awesome cocktails and great music, who says shopping can’t be social?

Shopping. It’s not just about the clothes. Home essentials, accessories, hair and beauty products are stocked at Nigeria’s number one Fashion and Lifestyle Market.

All vendors are given a display space where they present and sell their collections themselves. Vendors are selected according to the originality and quality of their products.

With our selection of designers, the goal of LPM is to position itself as a respected fashion establishment in Nigeria, not only for end-consumers, but also for fashion merchandisers, editors, trend forecasters etc.

LPM has 100- 250 shoppers on average a month. Since its inception in February 2009, it is estimated that there are at least 80 unique visitors monthly (i.e. first timer LPM visitors/shoppers).

We’ve been featured in a number of publications and online including : THISDAY ARISE Magazine, THISDAY STYLE, Bella Naija, Elan,, LadyBrille and Gidilounge. So follow the yellow brick road to GET Arena and get your SHOP ON !!!

Come and enjoy the last Sunday of the month with Great STALLS…great MUSIC…great PEOPLE…and Great FOOD!!

For more information about Vendors, stalls or general enquiries please email us at

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Fashion and Photography Workshop @ CCA, Lagos

To coincide with the programme CCA,Lagos will be hosting a three day workshop on fashion and photography, in which artist Pinar Yolacan will guide participants in conceiving and realizing work(s) that will go on to be exhibited within the CCA,Lagos library space as part of our Fashion, Art and Identity series. The workshop will take place from the 21st- 23rd April 2010, for more information please contact Oyinda Fakeye at or on 07055680104, spaces are limited.

Pinar Yolacan @ the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos

As part of the year long focus on Photography and Art, Fashion and Identity, CCA,Lagos is pleased to present Turkish artist Pinar Yolacan’s critically acclaimed series “Maria”, (2007) a stunning collection of 12 stunning life size portrait photographs of African-Brazilian women emerging from stark black backgrounds. Taken over a twelve month period in Itaparica, Bahia, Yolaçan’s images are evocative of Old Master portraits, possessing the psychological and emotional immediacy of the Romantic genre. In this series the artist subverts regality by dressing her sitters in elaborate hand sewn couture costumes with trimmings of ‘unusual’ materials such as velvet, satin, tripe, placenta and sheep’s testicles. Through this series Yolaçan engages with issues of beauty, the body, colonialism, and death as a way of broaching the “impermanence of things.”

The exhibition launches with a light reception at the CCA,Lagos gallery space on Saturday 17th April, where press and guests will be invited to view the works and meet with the artist herself.

Exhibition Programme
To coincide with the programme CCA,Lagos will be hosting a three day workshop on fashion and photography, in which artist Pinar Yolacan will guide participants in conceiving and realizing work(s) that will go on to be exhibited within the CCA,Lagos library space as part of our Fashion, Art and Identity series. The workshop will take place from the 21st- 23rd April 2010, for more information please contact Oyinda Fakeye at or on 07055680104, spaces are limited.

Our established P.A.G.E.S event which invites artists and writers to discuss work from our exhibitions will be held on the 24th April 2010, featuring a panel that includes; designer Deola Sagoe and writer Odili Ojubuonu in conversation with the artist Pinar Yolacan. The event will start at 3pm prompt and be followed by light refreshments.

More Information
For More information please contact Fakeye at or on 07055680104.

CCA,Lagos is located at 9 Mcewen Street, off Herbert Macaulay, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos