Supafrik #8 [Nola Edition]

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NEW ORLEANS: November 12 - 15, 2015
The Joan Mitchell Center
African-Inspired Pop-up Concept
4 Day Art | Fashion | Music | Food Extravaganza!
For more exciting details visit http://supafrik.com

We are pulling out all the stops for NOLA! The festivities kick off from 7PM on Thursday with an art exhibit titled "Nesting: Inventing Home" at The Joan Mitchell Foundation (2275 Bayou Rd) featuring a selection of works by Shoshanna Weinberger (New Jersey), Shannon Lewis (Berlin), Heather Hart(Brooklyn) and a performance art piece by Rebecca Mwasse(New Orleans) drawn from her latest play Looking at a Broad. Complementary catering will be provided by local Afro-fusion pop-up foodies the Black Swan Food Experience. The SUPAFRIK pop-up shop will also be open for the duration of the four days selling a selection of cutting edge fashion from Osei Duro (Made in Ghana), New Orleans based DopeCiety, a new collection from Chinedesign (Toronto) and top sellers from Blkkangaroo. The shop will also a curated selection of art and art objects from Material Life Nola (including coveted limited edition pieces by Kehinde Wiley and Chris Ofili)

Other events in the line-up include a runway and live-mannequin fashion show, a theatrical production, an art panel discussion on creativity, a movie and an African-themed masquerade ball featuring Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band (Friday). a "Gumbo" party featuring a first time historical collaboration between Toronto and New Orleans DJs connecting the musical dots between NOLA, Africa and the Caribbean.

It is all as exciting as it sounds. Check back often as we reveal more details over the next few days. We don't want to overwhelm with too much goodness at one time!

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SUPAFRIK is a traveling pop-up concept curated around the theme of “Contemporary Africana”, SUPAFRIK features work that re-contextualises traditional African aesthetics and tradition within a modern framework. Artists featured in the past have run the gamut from visual artists and photographers to sneaker designers, chefs and musicians. Hotshot Gallery, in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Kensington Market neighbourhood, played host to the wildly successful first installation of SUPAFRIK in the summer of 2011. The first of its kind at the time, it attracted over 1500 visitors over a two week period. Now in its eight edition, SUPAFRIK has grown from its Toronto roots to installations in Washington DC, London and Paris through international partnerships.

Past pop-ups: Toronto, Washington DC, London, Paris

*This event takes place in different cities but we're keeping the invite open so that we can inform you about the upcoming editions of SUPAFRIK. When it comes to your city the date and location will change to reflect that. In the meantime get you can scroll down the page to see where we've been and were we're going! Respond / React! *
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