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Six Draughtsmen Opens At MoCADA

The Six Draughtsmen exhibit opens at the MoCADA this weekend and runs from October 24, 2013 - January 19, 2014.


This weekend marks the opening of Brooklyn museum MoCADA's Six Draughtsmen exhibit which showcases the drawing practices of six artists of Nigerian descent, including Wura-Natasha Ogunji (who we spoke to earlier this year about performance art and spectacle in Lagos), Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze (exhibition curator), Toyin Odutola, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Nnenna Okore and Odun Orimolade. Though these artists are primarily based in the U.S., at the time of curating five out of the six women involved were actively engaged in studio practice in Nigeria. Six Draughtsmen shows at MoCADA from October 24th - January 19th. Head here for more details.

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South Africa's Latest Xenophobic Attacks Target Somali Nationals

The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have already left 13 Somali nationals dead in Khayelitsha this past Saturday.

At least 24 Somali nationals have reportedly been killed since January of this year according to the Somali Community Board of South Africa (SCBSA). The deaths have been a result of xenophobic violence specifically targeting Somali business owners situated in various townships across South Africa. This past Saturday alone, 13 Somali nationals were reportedly killed in Site B of Khayelitsha, Western Cape province.
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