mercredi 19 novembre 2014

Art South Africa - In Conversation: Namsa Leuba

Art South Africa
Nov. 2014
the interview issue/ 03

In Conversation: Namsa Leuba
p.11 -17

©namsa leuba

lundi 17 novembre 2014

L’INSENSÉ PHOTO

L’INSENSÉ AFRICA

You can see my work "acrobat" from Ya Kala Ben


  • L-R. AGBODJELOU
  • AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
  • MOHAMED CAMARA
  • SEYDOU CAMARA
  • HASSAN & HUSAIN ESSOP
  • SAMUEL FOSSO
  • HASSAN HAJJAJ
  • NERMINE HAMMAM
  • PIETER HUGO
  • EURIDICE KALA
  • SEYDOU KEITA
  • KILUANJI KIA HENDA
  • GERMAIN KIEMTORE
  • MAMADOU KONATE
  • T-J. LETSA
  • NAMSA LEUBA
  • DILLON MARSH
  • FATIMA MAZMOUZ

  • BAUDOIN MOUANDA
  • ZWELETHU MTHETHWA
  • ZANELE MUHOLI
  • YOUSSEF NABIL
  • DANIEL NAUDE
  • MARY SIBANDE
  • MALIK SIDIBE
  • M. & P. SUBOTZKY & 
  • GUY TILLIM, etc...

ALJAZEERA america: LagosPhoto: Africa's future comes into focus

At annual festival, photographers from the continent challenge 'Afro-pessimist' narrative

The results of such explorations can be problematic. When the Swiss-Guinean photographer Namsa Leuba traveled to her mother’s native Guinea for the first time, hoping to probe the mystical aspects of her African roots, she took sacred statues and fetishes and attempted to “separate [them] from their religious context in order to immortalize them in a Western framework.” Many villagers, however, considered her images sacrilegious and reacted to them with hostility. The experience helped frame the photographer’s later works.
“I constantly question myself,” says Leuba. “Through a lens, I test my self-analysis and I put myself up for discussion. In some ways, my photographs are judgments, or accusations.”

While Leuba’s series for LagosPhoto, “Cocktail,” explores contemporary representations of the African woman’s body, the lavish photos — originally commissioned by the Paris-based fashion and culture magazine WAD — burst with a colorful boldness and insouciance that seem to speak to an Africa that is increasingly young and urban. Indeed, many of the participants in this year’s festival are conversant in the visual tropes of hip-hop and fashion, something that artists like Chiurai suggest will be a powerful force for Africans photographers shaping a new narrative for their continent.
“There’s a different language that my generation uses,” he says. “The population is younger now. We have a greater voice in all of this.”

©namsa leuba


http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/15/lagosphoto.html

dimanche 26 octobre 2014

Nicolas Hayek center Swatch group at Tokyo

Maad Art direction Ecal
Feel free to come see
our exhibition at Nicolas Hayek center at Tokyo
on Saturday 25th October from 17h to 21
©namsa leuba

©namsa leuba

lundi 20 octobre 2014

AFRO-POLIS - London UK

AFRO-POLIS
Exhibit my work
- 15 to 19 October 2014 - 
London, UK




AFRO-POLIS is pleased to invite international tastemakers, African dandies and cool kids to a 5 day event, in true celebration of the African touch. 


The African Renaissance

The visitor are introducted to the Affogbolos, a fictitious young couple from Lagos, Nigeria. Kolade Affogbolo is an architect and hsi wife, Remi, who originalily hails from Angola, is a lawyer. Well-travelled, passionate about Art, design and culture, this modern and discerning couple embodies the values and aesthetics of their generation. The visitors are invited into their dining room to experience up close and personal how they live. Food is a fundemental human necessity, essential to the sustenance of the body, and at the same time, it is a fantastic way to experience and apprehend someone's culture. Deep social and cultural meanings are embedded within our everyday food practices and for most cultures, the dining room is the catalyst of that experience. The African Renaissance will explore the socialogical and aesthetic dynamics at the heart of the modern Pan-African way of life, as they translate through Food, Art and Design. 
Curated by Pierre-Christophe, the participating artists include:
Barthelemy Toguo, (1967,Cameroon/France), Pierre-Christophe Gam (1983,Cameroon/Tchad/France); Baudouin Mouanda (1981, Congo), Namsa Leuba (1982, Guinea/Switzerland), Cyrus Kabiru (1985, Kenya), Cheick Diallo (1960, Mali); Yinka Ilori (1987, Nigeria / London), Eric Pina (1978, Senegal).