Post-modernists reject the idea that art can provide meaning. If life is meaningless, they say, fine – let’s not pretend that art can do better. Let’s just accept that it’s nonsense, like everything else, and get on with it. This new Post-Modernist philosophy thus triggered a whole new set of priorities, which were greatly facilitated by the coincident arrival of new technologies, like television, video, and
Courage could create opportunities. In 2005, a Nigerian artist based in Germany, decided to organize a workshop in Nigeria and exhibit his works. The workshop was not only successful but paved way for a competition sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Lagos. Two students at the Yaba College of Technology won the 1st and 2nd prizes of the competition, which offered them the
Some talents are discovered when they are very young but most people discover their blessed talents later as adults. Yamile started studying English, Spanish and business studies but later discovered her talent and love for fine art. Today, she is determined to achieve success as an artist. AFRITOPIC discussed with her.
I am living in Berlin, but grew up in a very small town called Bensheim, near the German Financial city, Frankfurt. I was born in Columbia to a native Columbian mother and an Afro-Columbian father. A Dutch family adopted me when I was 1 year old. I speak German, English and Dutch fluently but not Spanish.
Contemporary art has developed over the years to include implementation of modern digital technique and high-tech materials. The visual concepts are not only 2 or 3 dimensional but encompass sound, feel and multi-dimensional movements in performances and dynamic installations. For the lovers of art, the documenta provides an overview of contemporary art through the works of selected artists from different countries around the world.
I have visited Germany a number of times working together with Deutsche Guggenheim through my function as the associate curator of film and media at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. I have been in the professional field for long, starting with duties in the film archive section and moving on to organizing art exhibitions. I have an academic background in Arts and have done some documentary films. However, I neither draw nor paint; I wish I had the necessary talent. I have had the opportunity to meet different artists and help in preparing exhibitions.