Image Afrique '16

Image Afrique is an annual festival for contemporary African photography that has been taking place since 2012. In 2016 the focus will be on a retrospective of POPCAP, the prize for contemporary African photography. The goal of all three events is to strengthen the position of African photography, promote talented people and to stimulate discourse regarding the image of Africa. Encounters between artists and the public, as well as networking with the international art scene, are also of fundamental importance. All events are public and there is no entry fee.

Image Afrique 2016 will be presented in three parts:

Projection and Concert - Five Years of POPCAP
1 September, public

POPCAP ’16 award ceremony in the presence of the artists, followed by a large-format, open air projection displaying a retrospective of all 25 outstanding works exhibited by POPCAP since 2012. The event location is the Holzpark Klybeck in Basel.

Photography Exhibition - Edition POPCAP
3 – 17 September, public

Gallery exhibition of Edition POPCAP complemented and counteracted by historic African photography taken from the archives of African Photography Initiatives in the Heuberg 24 art space in Basel.

Symposium - Africa in the Photo Book
3 September, public

A symposium on the topic of Africa in the Photo Book at the Basler Afrika Bibliographien.


Projection and Concert - Five Years of POPCAP

Date: 1 September 2016
18:30 - 20:00 : DJ-Set by Berlin-based African Acid is the Future
20:00 - 20:30 : POPCAP ’16 award ceremony
20:30 - 22:00 : Open air screening of the POPCAP Retrospective since 2012
Location: Holzpark Klybeck, Uferstrasse 40, 4057 Basel

 

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The award ceremony for the five year anniversary of Image Afrique and POPCAP, the prize for contemporary African photography, will take place followed by a large-format, open air projection of all 25 outstanding works exhibited by POPCAP since 2012. The prize is aimed at photographers whose work is either produced in an African country or deals with a diaspora of an African country. This year’s five winning artists are all invited to attend the exhibition. The presentation will take place in a public space, allowing us to reach not only the art-conscious, but rather confront the general public with the image of Africa.

The winners of POPCAP ’16 are:

Nicolas Henry, France www.nicolashenry.com
Jason Larkin, England www.jasonlarkin.co.uk
Sabelo Mlangeni, South Africa
Thom Pierce, Jersey, Britain www.thompierce.com
Julia Runge, Germany www.juliarunge.com

Other exhibited artworks are from the following POPCAP winners:

Filipe Branquinho, Mozambique| Zed Nelson, United Kingdom| Tahir Carl Karmali, Kenya| Zied Ben Romdhane, Tunisia| Romaric Tisserand, France| Joana Choumali, Ivory Coast| Ilan Godfrey, South Africa| Léonard Pongo, Belgium| Anoek Steketee, The Netherlands| Eefje Blankevoort, Canada|Patrick Willocq, France| David Rengel, Spain| Álvaro Laiz, Spain| Dillon Marsh, South Africa| Cristina de Middel, Spain| Alexia Webster, South Africa| Graeme Williams, South Africa| Guillaume Bonn, France| Nabil Boutros, France| Namsa Leuba, Switzerland| Adolphus Opara, Nigeria| Paolo Patrizi, Italy


Edition POPCAP Photography Exhibition

Date: 2 - 17 September 2016
Exhibition opening: 1 September, 18:00 - 20:00
Finissage: 17 September 2016, 11:00 - 16:00
Opening times:
Tuesday to Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday and Monday closed
Guided tours:
Saturday 15:00
Tuesday to Friday 17:00
Location: Heuberg 24, art space, Heuberg 24, 4051 Basel

 

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Alongside the open air projection, Image Afrique 2016 will also display photographs from Edition POPCAP at the Heuberg 24 art space in celebration of the season opening of Basel’s galleries. The exhibition comprises 13 works from past winners of the POPCAP prize for contemporary African photography. The photographic series will be complemented and counteracted by historic photographic works taken from the archives of African Photography Initiatives in Basel. This combination of contemporary and historic images should stimulate exciting dialogue between the images, and in turn shake up more traditional and limited representations of Africa. The exhibition will comprise roughly 100 works from Congo, South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Italy, Tunisia, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and Egypt.

The exhibited works are from:

Thom Pierce, Jersey Britain| Julia Runge, Germany | Filipe Branquinho, Mozambique| Tahir Carl Karmali, Kenya| Zied Ben Romdhane, Tunisia| Romaric Tisserand, France| Ilan Godfrey, South Africa| Léonard Pongo, Belgium| Dillon Marsh, South Africa| Graeme Williams, South Africa|Guillaume Bonn, France| Nabil Boutros, France| Paolo Patrizi, Italy


Africa in the Photo Book Symposium

Date: Saturday, 3 September 2016, 15:00 - 19:00
Location: Basler Afrika Bibliografien, Klosterberg 23, 4051 Basel

 

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Alongside the two exhibitions, Image Afrique ’16 will also present a symposium on the topic of Africa in the Photo Book, curated by the Dutch historian and photographer Ben Krewinkel and with a focus on the representation of Africa in political propaganda in the photo book.

Presentation: 15:00 - 16:00
What is a photo book and what does it mean within the context of Africa?

Panel discussion: 16:30 - 17:30
How can we understand the photographic representation of Africa and how is this representation changing?

Panel discussion: 18:00 - 19:00
What does it mean to publish photo books in an African context?
Presentation of the photo books of the attendant winners of POPCAP ’16.

Photography Events and Institutions in the Basel Region

Fotoforum Pasquart presents:

Flurina Rothenberger / Andrea Stultiens
11.9. – 20.11.2016

Both photographers engage with the African continent for years and have published several books with very different angles.


The second edition of the Mulhouse Bienniale for Photography takes place from 4 June until 4 September.


Book shop with a particularly fine selection of photobooks.


Gallery for Photography Monika Wertheimer


Fondation Herzog, a Laboratorium for Photography


Bellevue, a Space for Photography


Photo Basel fair takes place annually during Art Basel.


The Musée de L'Elysée shows from 25 May until 28 August: 

The Memory of the Future – Photographic Dialogues between Past, Present and Future



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