Image Afrique Festival – Rethinking Images | Basel and Liestal |
9 June to 2 July 2017
This year Image Afrique will take place for the sixth time in the heart of Basel and Liestal. The three-week-long multidisciplinary festival encourages audiences to reflect on commonly held perceptions of Africa.
Between the 9th of June and the 2nd of July 2017, the Image Afrique Festival presents its sixth elaboration in Basel and Liestal. Over three weeks, this multi-disciplinary festival stimulates reflection on views of Africa prevalent in Europe. Public space interventions of African photography display works produced by photographers in different African countries or concerned with life in the African diaspora. These exhibitions offer unexpected and unusual takes on Africa, while the program of the Image Afrique film series addresses topical socio-political issues. Readings by African authors living in German-speaking regions provide glimpses into personal imaginations. During a workshop, youths from Basel studied Nigerian advertisement posters and developed their own. These newly produced posters and the originals that inspired them will be exhibited together. Finally, an Augmented Reality-App expands the views of Basel’s inner city by adding photographs of everyday life on the African continent. For three weeks, Image Afrique showcases the artistic diversity of the African continent and invites the viewer to re-imagine images.
Participating Artists: Jùmọké Bọlanle Adéyanju, Nabil Boutros, Martin Guggisberg, Mohomodou Houssouba, Martin Jankowski, Steve Mekoudja, Goitseone Montsho, Acèle Nadale, Wilfried N'Sondé, Henri Michel Yéré.
The winners of the CAP Prize ‘17 are announced on 9th of June 2017.
Image Afrique is organized by the non-profit organization CAP Association, with Benjamin Füglister as artistic director and Livia Rutishauser as project manager.
Image Afrique Festival 2017
9 June - 2 July 2017
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