Memoria 2015


Memoria Casa África 2015

A punto de cumplir 10 años de actividad, para Casa África es un placer constatar que África es un continente cada vez más presente y al que se le reserva cada vez más espacio y atención, otorgándole el lugar que siempre mereció. Empresas, organizaciones y ciudadanos comprenden que África es un referente y que por su cercanía geográfica merece una apuesta española integral. Somos vecinos con intereses comunes, por lo que podemos y debemos conocernos mejor y crecer juntos.

En esta memoria presentamos las diferentes acciones que desde esta institución se realizaron en 2015 para conseguir ese objetivo desde múltiples áreas.

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Exhibition Catalogs held at Casa Africa


La_SAPE_congolesa

the ignored modernity. modern architecture of luanda

The inter-university project, Study, cataloguing and definition of recovery strategies of Luanda's modern is created from a look of Africa, which once the deep-rooted topics have been overcome, tries to understand a a world that is not well known and even worse taught about. In particular, it arises from a shared concern among Angolan, Portuguese and Spanish architects and historians: to study and disseminate what sub-Saharan modern architecture was, is and could be.


 
La_SAPE_congolesa

the ignored modernity. modern architecture of luanda

The inter-university project, Study, cataloguing and definition of recovery strategies of Luanda's modern is created from a look of Africa, which once the deep-rooted topics have been overcome, tries to understand a a world that is not well known and even worse taught about. In particular, it arises from a shared concern among Angolan, Portuguese and Spanish architects and historians: to study and disseminate what sub-Saharan modern architecture was, is and could be.


 
La_SAPE_congolesa

Cape Verde Scene

Paintings and photographs, which are the result of several years of research through the Macaronesian archipelago, as we are told by its curator, Orlando Britto Jinorio. The Macaronesia, composed of Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde Islands, is a group of archipelagos with very diverse historical, social, political and cultural developments. As a result of these investigations and meetings we have the Cape Verde Scene, which designed on this scale for Casa África, brings together three artists who, in the opinion of Britto, have played and play a key role in the development and construction of the country's contemporary art scene: the poet and artist Tchalê Figueira; the photographer, writer, film-maker and artist Leão Lopes; and the artist and intellectual Irineu Rocha da Cruz.

 
La_SAPE_congolesa

África.ES. 7 African viewpoints on Spain

The exhibition project África.ES is part of the programme "Arte in Visible" which has been carried out by AECID for a few years. Casa África shares this initiative with AECID, which is oriented at encouraging African art at international meetings and encourages respect and understanding of these artists. The project brought seven African photographers to Spain, appointing a Spanish city to each of them so that they could transmit through their own particular view what the city suggested to them. The participating artists in this project who have been to the cities of Madrid and Sevilla are: Arturo Bibang, Mamadou Gomis, Mohamed Konaté, Zanele Muholi, Nii Obodai, Emeka Okereke and Patrick Wokmeni.

 
La_SAPE_congolesa

A round trip dream. The Congolese SAPE

Exhibit of 81 photographs taken by Héctor Mediavilla (Spain) and Baudouin Mouanda (Congo Brazzaville) that takes us to the world of the Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes (S.A.P.E. or Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People). An unknown and extravagant reality that shows us another side of the African continent. This is elegance as a religion. A cult based on image and appearance that has an entire code of conduct associated to it. A Sapeur is, above all, a gentleman and a pacifist. Therefore, the SAPE is shaped as a lifestyle through which new references and new codes of conduct are built, based on non-violence, hygiene, self respect, and knowing how to live.

 
Bienvenidos al Paraíso

Negro. Arte Centroafricano (Black. Central African Art)

This exhibit brings us pieces that only have life and power when they are being used in the rituals they were created for. When they become worn, new ones are ordered so as to replace them, and a ritual is performed to remove the spiritual strength of the older piece. They are only repaired if they have sentimental value. A glimpse to the extensive and varied Central African art production. The works are made by the Fang, Punu, Téké, Kota, Mbété, Pigmea and Mangbetu ethnic groups. The pieces that comprise the exhibit form part of the Gabao Collection, and its commissioners are Jesús Zoido Chamorro and Ferdulis Zita Odome Angone, of the Fang ethnic group.

 
Singularidades

Singularidades, jóvenes creadores de Malí (Singularities, Young Creators from Mali)

This exhibit, the first of its type, confirms Casa África´s desire to reveal and promote the artists of a new generation from Mali. Bringing together a wide array of techniques for expression (paint, sculpture, drawing, installations, photography, action, digital art and video creation), the exhibit opens a window to contemporary Malian art. Commissioned by Christian Perazzone, it brings recent and original works by emerging artists or those on their way to reaching recognition such as Mamadou Lamine Barry, Seydou Cisse, Lamine Coulibaly, Toussaints Dembele, Modibo Doumbia, Hawa Keíta, Mohamed Konate, Tiecoura NDaou, Oumou Sankare and Abdoul Karim Sylla.

 
Bienvenidos al Paraíso

Welcome to Paradise

Exhibit of the South African photographer Nontsikelelo Veleko that combines the unique work completed in recent years by this young photographer, who is a reference of the documentary genre in the African continent, with her recent exploration through the streets of various municipalities of Gran Canaria in order to capture the life of Africans that live on the islands. This new project by Veleko, completed at the request of Casa Africa, led her to the streets of various municipalities of Gran Canaria. With this new project, the artist has wanted to draw attention to what she calls her stories about life, details and her memory, in order to enrich the viewer´s perspective of these communities.

 
Bamako 07

One Goal

The strength and passion of this war amputee football team captivated Pep Bonet in his first visit to Sierra Leone. Their joy and will to live permeated the negative aspects of this photography work that has earned several awards. It would later be combined with Sergi Agustí´s project that added movement to the exhibit by creating a video of the project that was titled One Goal and that Casa África accompanied in 2010 as part of its África Vive initiative. This allowed these brave athletes to visit several Spanish cities, leaving behind an unforgettable trail of optimism and smiles.

 
Bamako 07

Bamako 07, en la ciudad y más allá y VII Encuentro Africano de Fotografía.

A broad-ranging selection from the last edition of the Biennial, with the intention of offering a faithful perspective of the spirit of the Recontres as an observatory and platform for a social and creative reality much more diverse, rich and complex than the simplified clichés that usually influence our view of the African world.

 
Bamako 07

Travesía (Journey)

The catalogue of the 'Travesía' (Journey) exhibit that took place at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) with the collaboration of Casa África. It consists of an exhibit about immigration viewed through the eyes of African artists. The reality that separates Europeans from Africans has been the source of inspiration for this exhibit, which intertwines art with the world. A bibliography and a filmography about the topic, as well as several workshops and debates, completed this exhibit that contemplated concepts such as exile, migration, travel, return, borders, identity, memory, deception, separation and brotherhood.

 
Soutoura

Soutoura

Collection of 70 photographs by Ángel Luis Aldai taken in Mali, Niger, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire which shows images of African women in different life situations. According to the exhibition curator, Catherine Coleman, these portraits are part of a movement seeking to open the concept of beauty to non-Eurocentric standards.

 
Re/presentaciones: ellas

Re/presentaciones: ellas

Four African contemporary artists’ view of reality, using different materials and with very different contexts, backgrounds and standpoints: Aïcha Aïdaira (Senegal), Bill Kouélany (Democratic Republic of Congo), Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria) and Billie Zangewa (Malawi). Curator, Danielle Tilkin. 

 
AEA Tubab

“AEA Tubab: ¿África es así, m’zungu?”

This double and ambiguous title (“Africa is like that: White man: Africa is like that, White man?”) is by itself a play on words that proposes and questions the view of Africa from the outside. The show was commissioned to the painter Félix Juan Bordes by Casa África as part of its work of supporting mutual knowledge between African and Spanish cultures.

 
Africalls

Africalls?

An audiovisual trip into the world of art from an unknown and cosmopolitan contemporary Africa. Participants: Jorge Dias (Maputo, Mozambique), Mammadou Gomis (Dakar, Senegal), Myriam Mihindou (Rabat, Morocco), Nazito Mosquito (Luanda, Angola), Doual Contemporary Art Centre (Douala, Cameroon), Kwani? (Nairobi, Kenya). Curator, Elvira Dyangani.

 
Desvelos

Desvelos

Works by the Cameroonian photographer Angèle Etoundi, done in Zanzibar. Veils, canvas, cloth, fabric, embroidery and prints frame the female looks in this show, which associate tradition and modernity and become “a decoration that adheres to the body and transforms it, giving it a new breath of life”, in the artist’s words. 

 
El Arte de Vivir: Los Últimos Indígenas

El Arte de Vivir: Los Últimos Indígenas

Anthropological exhibition that showcases material compiled over nearly 30 years by Francisco Giner Abati and which aims to highlight the ways people from remote regions of the African interior relate with their environment.

 
África Plural

África Plural, 3+3

Works by six African artists: three of them resident in Africa and three living overseas. They offer an insight into creation and contemporary life in Sub-Saharan Africa. Participants: Seydou Keïta, Obie Oberholzer, Djibril Sy, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Emeka Udemba, Outtara Watts. Comisaria, Danielle Tilkin.

 

Exhibition Catalogs held at Casa Africa


Cinematografias_Africa Purorrelato II Cinematografias_Africa

Africa Vive Video Book, published by Casa África (2012)

Casa África edits this video-book (which comes with a DVD) to try to summarise what have been the first editions of its Africa Vive Festival, a celebration with which we join the continent to celebrate their day, 25th May, and around it organise concerts, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, theatre, dance and literary presentations which renews everyone's commitment to Africa and confirm our proximity to the continent. Africa Vive is an excuse to enjoy the fusion, togetherness and passion for Africa and its wealth. (Download PDF)

 

Cinematografias_Africa

Africa Vive Video Book, published by Casa África (2012)

Casa África edits this video-book (which comes with a DVD) to try to summarise what have been the first editions of its Africa Vive Festival, a celebration with which we join the continent to celebrate their day, 25th May, and around it organise concerts, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, theatre, dance and literary presentations which renews everyone's commitment to Africa and confirm our proximity to the continent. Africa Vive is an excuse to enjoy the fusion, togetherness and passion for Africa and its wealth. (Download PDF)

 

Cinematografias_Africa

Cinematografías de África. Un encuentro con sus protagonistas (African Cinematographies. A Meeting with its Protagonists), by Guadalupe Arensburg.

This is a reference book for studying and learning about African films. It offers a vision about the protagonists of African films by analysing its filmographies and the historical moment when its works were conceived in order to provide readers with a vision of this world of film, from the start of the independences up until now. The book is accompanied by a DVD containing a 59-minute documentary created by Gabriel Rosenthal along with interviews of the directors and fragments of their films.

 

Libro_Institucional

Libro institucional de Casa África que recibió el Diploma Libro institucional en los Premios Visual de diseño de Libros. Puede descargarse en los siguientes idiomas:

 

 

 

 

Guía sobre África

Guide about Africa

In light of the Football World Cup held in South Africa, which is the ideal moment for talking about Africa and its tremendous potential (aside from football), Casa África prepared a Guide about Africa for journalists attending the World Cup, containing general information about African, South Africa and African Football, in order to contribute towards disseminating everything that provides a vision of a positive Africa, beyond the clichés and stereotypes that have always marked it. Download PDF

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