Saturday, 23 October 2010

2010 CCNY Photo Benefit Auction

Monday, October 25, 2010
6 - 8pm
Located at The Exhibition Lab
548 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor (betw 10th / 11th Avenues)

$15 admission. All proceeds go to The Camera Club of New York (CCNY), a non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization that has been nurturing talented photographers since 1884.

For further inquires, contact CCNY at or by phone:

CCNY wishes to thank The Exhibition Lab for their generosity in hosting this year’s auction.

Saturday, 9 October 2010


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First published in 1982, Fela: This Bitch of a Life is the authoritative text on the life and times of Africa's greatest ever musician.

In just under 350 pages, the reader is invited to the living room of Fela’s iconoclastic mind, discovering from the inside the key turning points in his life – his childhood in Abeokuta and the forceful influence of his parents, especially his mother; student life in England; his coming to black consciousness in America (and his encounters with Funk and some of the key players in African-American musical and political culture); his return to Nigeria and setting up the Shrine and Kalakuta Republic and his increasingly painful struggles with the authorities in Nigeria in the 1970s and 1980s.

Reading about Fela brings to life post-Independence African history in all its turbulence and drama. The book also includes interviews with some of Fela’s wives, allowing the reader to get an intimate perspective on Fela as a husband and as a lover.

The author, Carlos Moore, will be touring Nigeria this October:

Saturday 9th October, 4pm: Centre for Contemporary Art, 9 McEwen St, Sabo, Lagos. Click here to reserve your place.

Sunday 10th October, 4pm: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo St, off Younis Bashoroun St, off Ajose Adeogun, VI, Lagos
(with live band). Special guests Keziah Jones and Guitar Man.

Monday 11th October, 10am: The New Africa Shrine, NERDC Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja.
Lecture "Fela: Music is the Weapon" (Symposium titled The Fela Debates - part of the annual Felabration).

Wednesday 13th October, 11am: UNILAG, 4th floor, Faculty of Arts Boardroom (in conjunction with CBAAC). Public lecture, "What is Africa to me? Fela Kuti and the reshaping of the Pan-African Dream in the post-colonial era."

Saturday 16th October, 4pm: French Cultural Centre, 52 Libreville St, Wuse, Abuja.

Note that for the events on the 9th, 10th and 16th October, there is a N2,000 entrance fee (which includes a copy of the book). Fela: This Bitch of a Life will only be available to buy at these events this year.

Don't miss this year's Felabration. From the 12th - 17th October, the following artists will be playing at The Shrine: D'banj, Kwam1, Nneka, Ayetoro, Seun & Femi Kuti, Kezia Jones, Awilo Longomba.

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Clemens en August in SMBA

8th, 9th and 10th October
Shop open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The fashion label Clemens and August is also calling in at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam during its tour this year. For three days, over the weekend of 8, 9 and 10 October, SMBA is providing space for their new women's and men's collection, complete with fitting rooms and point of sale. Clothing by Clemens and August is exclusively available at the locations on their international tour. The fashion label avoids the expensive overhead costs that accompany standard sales models, such as shop rental and distribution with this tour concept.

Every season the collection enters a gallery or museum in a large city. Thus Clemens and August will be reaching its audience this autumn through institutions including Witte de With in Rotterdam, Artists Space in New York, Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Kunstverein in Munich – the city which is also the home base for this fashion concept by Alexander Brenninkmeijer.
SMBA is now functioning as the base of operations for Clemens and August in Amsterdam. Proceeds from the rental income will benefit the exhibition budget.

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One Minute Awards 2011

One Minutes Magazine, series of One Minute video art to which a selective group of podia can subscribe. It will appear on a monthly basis. The awards and the launch of TOM Magazine is in February 2011.

Series for which you can submit entries are:

Video performance: you and the camera

Cut and Paste: technical miracles

A Small History: small stories about matters we should not forget about

Micro Commercial: small companies run by passionate owners

Fairground Attraction: surreal details of a visual dreamworld

Mini road movie: travel report from A to B, a world network of travels

Per series 6 entries will be nominated for an award plus cash prize. Deadline 1 December 2010.