Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Come say bye to July! with art, dance and beautiful music @ NAFASI ART SPACE DAR ES SALAAM

Contemporary Dance Night - This Saturday 28th July, 7.30 pm 


The Fred Halla Way 
Fifteen years, good humor and natural instinct for enquiry have led Fred Hallainto a rare, fascinating artistic place. Years of asking questions through a variety of artistic disciplines including illustration, painting, printmaking, have guided him to a unique appreciation for the questions themselves, and a certain delight in the sheer number of ways they can be answered. “At school we didn’t learn to draw, we learned to think and communicate on the page” he said while conducting his Artist Hangout, one of a number of events we have lined up with Fred as he settles as our Artist in Residence for this month.  
Self taught and already partially established before studying Fine Art at UDSM, Halla began life in the art world drawing cartoons, which he liked for their ability to communicate profound things using very few words. And as his art grew, his interest in communication developed to the extent that he began to see separate art disciplines as forms of language and consider himself a polyglot, one capable of speaking three or more of them effectively.
“All artists should be polyglots. Whether it’s a lot or a little, artists should expose themselves to different disciplies” -Fred Halla

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For his projects during his time as Nafasi AIR, Fred Halla intends to take this fascination with language and eye for marrying different disciplines a step further and incorporate sign language, braille and audio in his art to make it more inclusive.
The idea came to him after he realized that these seemingly remote ways of communication are actually intuitive, even straightforward. and from his sense that learning them would open his art out to an under-served audience and challenge his own preconceptions about language.

But, as member of audience asked towards the end of his Hangout, Is he certain this is art?

“It’s about working with rhythm, shapes and pattern” he replied, “of course language can be art, language is art.”

As part of his time as our AIR Fred will be hosting a Wire Calligraphy Workshop on 28th July and an Exhibition on the 2 August.

Both events are FREE and open to the public

Stay with us and keep up with this one of a kind artist,
In its short existence, Nantea Dance Company has toured China, Madagascar, Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda, where they have performed and taken part in several artistic exchanges.

This July, Tadhi and Nantea will be hosting their annual Contemporary Dance Night at Nafasi Art Space on Saturday 28th July at 7:30pm. Come for a chance to see all the latest moves on the African contemporary dance scene and learn some too, during the 3pm pre-show ChapChap Africonte Dance Workshop.
The saxophone is one the most versatile and beautiful instruments on earth, able to complement both classic and modern music with grace. This month, Nafasi Art Space is giving you a chance to learn from a master from 26-27th of July. 

Sign up for our Saxophone Workshop with De'sean Jones (US) by sending an email to kwame@nafasiartspace.org
Turn metal into beautiful writing this month in our Chap Chap Wire Calligraphy Workshop w/ Fred Halla. Make a gift, a souvenir, or just simply experiment on what promises to be a memorable evening!
Oppurtunity for Artists
Our 2018 programme is generously supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, TAAT, and our Friends of Nafasi giving programme

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mganchanmi said...



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