Spot on Dak'Art at the IFA gallery, Berlin

Yes, I'm still writing and I'm still not being as efficient as I wish I was. Nevertheless, the occasional distraction can't do much and, in particular, if it involves some art - so off we went yesterday to check out the current exhibition at the gallery of the Institute für Auslandsbeziehungen (short: IFA) in Berlin: Spot on Dak'Art.

The exhibition is showcasing works from last year's Dak'Art with a particular focus on African video art - and I have to say I was real impressed by the works on show. So, it's really a shame that I can't just post a link to the videos here. But if you happen to be in Berlin, there will be a Long Night of African Video Art on May 7, 2009. The exhibition's curator Akinbode Akinbiyi as well as some of the artists will be around. And if you got any interest in African arts and their perception in Germany you should attend next day's (Re)presenting contemporary art in Germany, a podium discussion with Yvette Mutumba, author of the study, Dr. Uschi Eid, member of the Committee for Foreign Affairs at the German Bundestag, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Dr. Britta Schmitz, curator at the Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Elke aus dem Moore, director of the Visual Arts department of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations. Anyway, for further information check out their website.

And, although I obviously couldn't just record and (re-) publish any of the videos here are a few impressions from the exhibition as stills.


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