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Afripedia & Cosmogony : Look at Art

In collaboration with the Cobra Museum, Cinema Amsteleen is  showing 3 short documentaries from the series Afripedia in the context of the exhibition Kosmogonie, Zinsou an African art collection.

Look at Art

In the Cobra Museum of Modern Art you can currently visit Kosmogonie, Zinsou an African art collection. This exhibition shows an impressive and multicolored collection of sculptures, photography, paintings and installations by artists from different countries such as Benin, Ghana, Senegal and Congo.

Kosmogonie celebrates the creativity of the African continent and offers a lot of space to a new generation of artists who bring together traditions with the globalized world of today in their own unique way. 

In a short introduction prior to this film, Stefan van Raay, director of the Cobra Museum, will tell a little more about the exhibition Kosmogonie, Zinsou an African art collection

In collaboration with the Cobra Museum, Cinema Amsteleen is  showing 3 short documentaries from the series Afripedia in the context of the exhibition Kosmogonie, Zinsou an African art collection.

Look at Art

In the Cobra Museum of Modern Art you can currently visit Kosmogonie, Zinsou an African art collection. This exhibition shows an impressive and multicolored collection of sculptures, photography, paintings and installations by artists from different countries such as Benin, Ghana, Senegal and Congo.

Kosmogonie celebrates the creativity of the African continent and offers a lot of space to a new generation of artists who bring together traditions with the globalized world of today in their own unique way. 

In a short introduction prior to this film, Stefan van Raay, director of the Cobra Museum, will tell a little more about the exhibition Kosmogonie, Zinsou an African art collection and relationship with the film you are going to see. 

With your film ticket to the exhibition
Visitors of both the exhibition Kosmogonie in the Cobra Museum and the film screening of Afripedia in Cinema Amstelveen can make use of a special combi-price. With this combi ticket you can visit the museum both before the film screening, but also afterwards. Kosmogonie can still be seen in the Cobra Museum until Sunday 8 January. 
So keep your (E-)ticket well because it is an admission ticket for the exhibition Kosmogonie.

‘When Africa is changing, when the world is changing and the perspective is shifting, the image of Africa and Africans needs to change too. Afripedia is promoting and collaborating with a new generation of storytellers leading the way. A source for art, design, videos, photography, fashion, visual arts, music and contemporary culture from the African continent and African creatives working all over the world, Afripedia is a platform and future forum for African creatives worldwide. Welcome to creativity, welcome to Afripedia’ (Teddy Goitom, oprichter van Stocktown en een van de regisseurs van Afripedia).

See the Art

Afripedia
A five-part documentary series on the rise of African creatives (today will be shown 3 parts). On the cusp of a historic shift brought on by new technology, economic development, and global interconnectedness, visionary African artists throughout the continent are pushing the boundaries of creative expression and stepping onto a global stage. Directors: Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft  |  Writers: Mario Bastos, Sylvester Monyak, Benjamin Taft

Ghana (2016)
Whether facing environmental issues head-on or inspiring people to reach for the power within themselves, art and music in Ghana are used as catalysts to move people to action and to show the world what it means to be African.

Senegal/Gambia (2016)
Social media has given one Senegalese photographer the opportunity to launch his professional career. When his parents and family were unable to understand his passion for photography, a Facebook community urged him to pursue his dreams.

Angola (2016)
Angola is a land of startling contrasts, presenting in one nation the best and worst parts of Africa. Despite the chaotic conditions, Angola's musicians see the potential inherent in their country and strive to lead its people to a brighter future.

About Africadelic
Africadelic is an organization that is committed to promoting (awareness about) cultural creativity and diversity in and out of Africa and the African diaspora. The Africadelic Festival is an annual festival on and around International Africa Day on 25 May. Through concerts, films and talks, the festival offers a reflection on the state of Africa and a celebration of the cultural creativity of the continent and the diaspora.

The documentaries have English subtitles.

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