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‘Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability’ in top 5 best political graphic novels

24.5.2011 ‘Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability’ in top 5 best political graphic novels

Comics historian Paul Gravett selected “Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability” as one of his top five political graphic novels, as CNN reported on Monday 23 May 2011. The Prince Claus Fund supported the publication of the novel in 2009 to enable the makers to raise national and international awareness to the problem of caste-discrimination in India.

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African Hip Hop Jam with Waraba and Master Nomila in Melkweg on 8 June

13.5.2011 African Hip Hop Jam with Waraba and Master Nomila in Melkweg on 8 June

Within the International Art Programme in Amsterdam the Prince Claus Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts collaborated with the African Hip Hop Foundation in organizing an evening on African Hip Hop on Wednesday 8 June in the Melkweg in Amsterdam. Rappers Waraba and Master Nomila, coming from Mauritania and Senegal,  for the first time in Amsterdam, gave a spectacular performance...

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Prince Claus Laureate Iranian Filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei in New York Times

10.5.2011 Prince Claus Laureate Iranian Filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei in New York Times

Mehrdad Oskouei was interviewed by the New York Times for the Saturday Profile. The article had the title 'An Iranian Filmmaker Tiptoes Around the Censors to Explore Risky Subjects' and was published on 6 May 2011. '...For Mr. Oskouei (pronounced os-koo-WEE), picture postcards are as much a part of the cultural healing process as the documentaries for which

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Congolese artists in residence in Africa Museum in Belgium

9.5.2011 Congolese artists in residence in Africa Museum in Belgium

Prince Claus Laureate and Congolese photographer Sammy Baloji and writer and poet Patrick Mudekereza were artists in residence in the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren in Belgium. In the temporary exhibition Congo Far West they present a contemporary take on the colonial past.  

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3 Prince Claus Laureates exhibiting at ARS 11 in Helsinki

9.5.2011 3 Prince Claus Laureates exhibiting at ARS 11 in Helsinki

The Prince Claus Fund is delighted that 3 of its Laureates (El Anatsui, Sammy Baloji and Samuel Fosso) are currently exhibiting at the ARS 11 exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.  The ARS 11 exhibition investigates Africa in contemporary art. The exhibition features some 300 works by a total of 30 artists. In addition to artists living in Africa, the show also features...

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