“What I love about Home Museum is the sentimental value that all of us can relate to. It is not about the stars, but there to empower citizens.”
Author: Rosalie van Deursen
Tyna Adebowale turns anger into advocacy and education
“I now understand better than ever that representation is very important, not in an angry way but an educational way, even though anger is a good tool. I am not a female artist; I am human and an artist. As a woman I am more vulnerable but it doesn’t stop me from creating.”
Nigerian artist Tyna Adebowale in conversation with Rosalie van Deursen
Abdulrazaq Awofeso’s wooden friends
“I use everything I see and experience in my daily life as a source of inspiration. Things I encounter, hear or read. I am interested in people’s reactions to their environment; when we talk about migrants for example, I ask myself: how do they cope with their new surroundings and with being illegal? What kind of human reactions and emotions pass through them?”
Rosalie van Deursen in conversation with Abdulrazaq Awofeso
Ephrem Solomon’s Choice: studio visits to Ethiopian artists
Ephrem Solomon set out to introduce me to the group of artists he grew up with and who, like him, use their art as a platform for social commentary. I return home grateful and fulfilled; the visits I have made with him have brought me closer to the heart of modern Ethiopia.
Rosalie van Deursen gives the floor to Ephrem Solomon.
Seven Hills: The Kampala Art Biennale
The Kampala Art Biennale is an effective way to put East Africa and its art scene on the international map. I am already looking forward to the third edition that will undoubtedly also have a bigger local impact. Like anyone in Kampala being bombarded daily by religious and materialistic messages, a confrontation with creative minds that make one question oneself and the society one lives in is very refreshing and valuable.