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The Peace Exhibit: African artists fighting depression during Covid-19
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Arts and Culture The Peace Exhibit: African artists fighting depression during Covid-19

The uncertainty generated by COVID-19 has continued to increase the levels of depression, stress and anxiety of young people and the disease is having a direct impact on the mental well-being of many. Nigerian photographer Obegwu Chudy decided to ignite conversations using an exhibition in a bid to highlight the mental health challenges.

Dr Esther Mahlangu unveils the ‘Mahlangu’ Rolls-Royce Phantom at The Melrose Gallery
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Arts and Culture Dr Esther Mahlangu unveils the ‘Mahlangu’ Rolls-Royce Phantom at The Melrose Gallery

Rolls-Royce meets Ndebele brilliance: South Africa’s renowned creative artist, Dr Esther Mahlangu will unveil the ‘Mahlangu’ Rolls-Royce Phantom at The Melrose Gallery in Cape Town. She becomes the first South African artist to have been commissioned to create a painting for the ‘Gallery’ inside a new Phantom

Wangechi Mutu unveils first installation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s façade in 117-years
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Africans rising Wangechi Mutu unveils first installation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s façade in 117-years

Designed by Richard Morris Hunt and completed in 1902, the American Metropolitan Museum of Art’s facade features four niches intended to house free-standing sculptures. 117 years later this intention has been fulfilled by Kenyan contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu with an installation dubbed, “The NewOnes, will free Us”

South Africa’s Thebe Magugu is the first African designer to win LVMH prize worth €300,000
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Africans rising South Africa’s Thebe Magugu is the first African designer to win LVMH prize worth €300,000

26 year-old Thebe Magugu is the first African to win the prestigious LVMH prize. The fashion talent prize comes with a €300,000 cash award, and includes a year of “technical and financial support” from the luxury giant. The South African designer was part of 1,700 applicants from 100 countries who applied for the LVMH prize.

Destination Festivals:  Bayimba International Festival of the Arts in Uganda
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Arts and Culture Destination Festivals: Bayimba International Festival of the Arts in Uganda

Uganda boasts of a thriving music scene, and the multidisciplinary Bayimba International Festival of the Arts recently held in Lunkulu Island serves to bolster the various art forms. The four-day event has become an important platform for the consumption, and authentic experience of various exciting artistic acts.