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.
The German HipHop/Rap music has grown from its humble begin to a trendy multi-million Euro business. One of the pioneers of this music sector is the activist, songwriter, rapper and music producer Adé Odukoya. In an interview with Afritopic, Adé speaks about his experience as an Afro-German living in Germany, the differences between the two worlds, Africa and Europe, his activities against racism and discrimination as well as his goals in the music industry.
Vibrant colors expertly mixed with mastered brush techniques to form structural symbiosis. At first glance, the structures appear to be plain to the viewer. But getting nearer, the viewer would be captivated by micro elevations, dots, circles, ovals, right angles, triangles, and other more or less geometrical shapes artistically merged with faces or masks to create unique art works on canvas. The artist that creates these fantastic blends of abstract and naturalistic works is Chidi Kwubiri, a Nigerian based in Germany. Afritopicvisited the Artist at his home in Pulheim while he was preparing for his next exhibition and was flabbergasted.
There are already many organizations in the industrial countries that announce their activities as helping the poor in the third world countries. Yet, new not-for-profit organizations are still being formed regularly with the aim of helping the poor, particularly in Africa . It would be interesting to research and analyse how effective these organizations have been in the economic and social development of Africa . Moreover, who are the stakeholders and the actual beneficiaries of the activities of these organizations? Afritopic has taken up the task to research and find out what is going on behind the scene. Hopefully we would be able to publish an insightful report on the issue as soon as possible. Meanwhile, here is a report on the inauguration of another organization that aims to bridge the gab between music artists from the third world and their counterparts from the industrial countries.