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Roland Topor

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Présence du Futur - Éditions Denoël - Littérature - Essais - Romans policiers - Science fiction - Romans graphiques. About Me - vigilism. Et si la chaotique Lagos était le terreau idéal pour rêver les villes de demain ? Le fond de l’air est jaune, rouge et vert, les trois couleurs qui symbolisent le continent que l’on dit noir.

Et si la chaotique Lagos était le terreau idéal pour rêver les villes de demain ?

Il souffle ces derniers temps un vent revigorant qui chasse les mauvais nuages et colporte la bonne nouvelle : l’Afrique est le monde qui vient, elle interroge et séduit tout à la fois. Après l’emprise de la vieille Europe, la domination du Nouveau Monde, l’ascension des dragons asiatiques, le temps de l’Afrique ne serait-il pas venu ? Nombreux sont les penseurs et les artistes qui jaugent le continent pour ce qu’il est et non ce qu’il devrait être, en référence à des prétendus modèles économiques prônés par d’autres. L’Afrique, on le sait, ne manque pas d’atouts : une population jeune et dynamique, des taux de croissance insolents, des ressources naturelles mirobolantes, un continent vaste, etc. Audace et transgression Aujourd’hui, il expose ses œuvres tant dans les musées que dans des lieux insolites. Lire aussi : Ces « makers » qui refont le monde en 3D. How Jazz Saved Hip-Hop Again.

Nothing more influential than rap musicI merge jazz fusion with the trap musicI mix black soul with some rock and rollThey never box me in.

How Jazz Saved Hip-Hop Again

Under the cherry blossom with Parisian artist Oko Ebombo. Oko Ebombo is a multi-disciplinary artist and Dazed 100 graduate.

Under the cherry blossom with Parisian artist Oko Ebombo

Raised in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, Ebombo’s first creative forays were in the world of dance, but his artistic practise extends to music (with his band 19), photography (he recently held an exhibition titled Okosexuel), and film (his Vizioneer project produces short films using a Super 8 camera). Ebombo was the subject of Spring Comes, a documentary by Samuel Rixon that followed the polymath’s determination to perform with 19 in the aftermath of the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris. 19’s style mixes soul, jazz, R&B, poetry, and movement, with Ebombo’s distinctive voice and unique aesthetic sensibility tying the strands together.

The 'Afrosupernatural' Art Of Leonardo Benzant Okayafrica. Leonardo Benzant and Paraphernalia Of The Urban Shaman M:5 (2012 – 2016).

The 'Afrosupernatural' Art Of Leonardo Benzant Okayafrica.

Courtesy of the artist. New York-based curator Dexter Wimberly is bringing the “afrosupernatural” art of Leonardo Benzant to the world. Born in New York City to Dominican parents, Benzant’s work straddles multiple realms: a Dominican childhood in New York and that of his Afro-Caribbean roots. The Moroccans. "The Moroccans" is a series of life-sized photographic portraits shot in a mobile studio transported around Morocco.

The Moroccans

Tapping into my Moroccan heritage, I spent time staying with different communities to create photographs from the perspective of the participant observer, aiming for a more informed angle than an external documentarian might take. Rather than being objective, the series adopts the subjectivity of my own position as both an insider and native Moroccan, and simultaneously an outsider as the critically informed documentarian. This hybrid position echoes the postcolonial correction that globally conscious contemporary artists are now mounting worldwide to counterpoint the tired exoticization of North Africa and the Arab region by Euro-American artists through history.

The Moroccans. Ai Weiwei sets up studio on Greek island to highlight plight of refugees. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has set up a studio on the Greek island of Lesbos to highlight the plight of refugees.

Ai Weiwei sets up studio on Greek island to highlight plight of refugees

The island has been the main point of entry into the EU for hundreds of thousands of refugees over the past year and the studio would produce several projects with themes related to the refugee crisis from him and his students, Ai told reporters. J'ai choisi d'être un MC - Sciences Po Paris. The Escape to New Lagos, autumn/winter 2013/2014 collection was the first successful achievement of the Ikiré Jones label, led by Nigerian-born fashion designer Walé Oyédijé.

The collection’s lookbook was illustrated by artist Olalekan Jeyfous, alias Vigilism, who transferred the smart, cosmopolitan Ikiré Jones man to a future scenario – Lagos in the year 2081. Titled Our Africa 2081 A.D., this was the label’s founding myth, which was projected into the future and has been developed further ever since. So far, it has extended to other African metropolises: in six short, fantastically illustrated stories, scenarios unfold from Nairobi, Johannesburg and Lagos at the end of the 21st century. Whether utopian or dystopian, no single setting is completely invented, with a few realistic ties to the present. Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Is a Song About Suburban Sprawl. Drake just dropped the video to his new “Hotline Bling” single, a poppy little jingle built around a sample of Timmy Thomas’ 1973 song “Why Can’t We Live Together” (or possibly D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha,” or any number of bachata hits).

Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Is a Song About Suburban Sprawl

«Realness With a Twist» ou la double vie d'un vogueur.

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