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      Art of Africa: Marrakech showcases artists from across the continent

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 10 February - 10:00


    As the only international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, 1-54 takes its name from the number of countries on the continent. The Marrakech edition is running this weekend until 11 February

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      Refugee files complaint to UN against Spain over 2014 border deaths

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 1 February - 05:00

    Country accused of violating torture convention in hope of finding justice decade after incident in which at least 15 people died

    A 25-year-old from Cameroon has filed a complaint to the UN against Spain, accusing the country of multiple violations of the convention against torture in hope of seeking justice after an incident in 2014 during which at least 15 people died while trying to enter Spanish territory from Morocco.

    “A decade has passed and still not a single person has been held accountable for the death and injury of so many,” said the man, who asked to be identified by the pseudonym Ludovic.

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      ‘Embrace the unexpected’: African art boosts its presence at Venice Biennale

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 26 December - 10:00

    Morocco and Benin will debut pavilions at the international exhibition in 2024 alongside Nigeria’s second showcase, as African artists, designers and film-makers ‘bulldoze’ their way on to the global stage

    Few countries in Africa have been leading the charge in the contemporary art scene like Nigeria. In 2024, as Africa aims to buck the decades-long trend of under-representation at the Venice Biennale, all eyes will be on the west African country for its ambitious second-ever national pavilion, along with first-time participants Benin and Morocco, whose presence has been hailed as “a milestone for the continent”.

    Aindrea Emelife, the 29-year-old curator of the Nigerian pavilion, doesn’t take the responsibility lightly. “It is extremely important – for Nigeria, for Africa. I feel like we are at the cusp of something – politically and culturally,” Emelife says, promising that the pavilion will “embrace the unexpected”, “show who we are”, and “shake off narrow stereotypes”.

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