ZAM Chronicle | Best of 2015

Blog / By ZAM reporter

Throughout 2015, we published more than 70 stories in our newsletter magazine the ZAM Chronicle. These are our ten most-read magazine stories of 2015.


On 5 December 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away. His life and legacy will be commemorated at numerous events between the 5th and the 15th of December, the day he was laid to rest in Qunu, Eastern Cape, South Africa.


Ghanaian premiere of MULTIVERSE

Blog / By Christina Månsson

After the Dutch premiere of MULTIVERSE Ghana last June, it was time to bring back the movie to where it belongs.


ZAM will be present at the annual Africaday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on Saturday November 7, 2015. Come and meet us at our stand.


For a split second I can see the townships red dust dwirling up. Maxolisi Majozi, aka Zuluboy, starts a rhythmic monologue, mingles his rap voice with tight baselines and energetic drums at the opening night over Afrovibes, the Amsterdam based festival. The fusion between traditional township Mbaqanga music and Dutch rockers starts with slight hesitation.


The original Mandela Landscape, an art piece created by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn and visual artist Berend Strik, has been sold 32.500 euro.


French economist and writer of the international bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century will read the 2015 Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg today, 3 October at 15:00 (local time).


Swallows without borders

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

ZAM & Afrovibes | Free movement and strange cultures are the subjects of South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni.


Romeo and Juliet in Johannesburg

Blog / By Cornelia Knoll

If you’re in Hamburg in October, South African Choreographer Jessica Nupen’s dance performance Romeo & Juliet / REBELLION & JOHANNESBURG will be on stage. The young South African dancers are re-telling the Shakespearean story, exploring the challenges of their young generation while moving to the beats of Johannesburgs’ lively street culture.


Our latest flyer is the first of a series carrying the best of ZAM photography. Our opening shot presents Anton Corbijn's picture of Fela Kuti, made in Paris in 1981. A luta continua.


Igshaan Adams, a young artist from Cape Town, is going to present his multi-disciplinary exhibition Please Remember from the 29th of August in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


History after Apartheid

Blog / By ZAM reporter

History after Apartheid by Haroon Gunn Salie will be shown at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg from the 22 of August until the 19 of September 2015.


Around Cape Town? Don’t miss out on the Same Same but Different exhibition at Gallery MOMO in the Bokaap quarter. George Hallett, one of South Africa’s best documentary photographers, opened his body of work - from Apartheid area, images of the District Six and his time in exile. The contemporary arts collective Burning Museum contributed an installation of blown-up album covers inspired by Hallett’s work.

Details: Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, 20 August until 26 September 2015


A wide variety of movies from Jamaica to Uganda and South Africa to Japan. Directors and Q & A’s. Open air screenings. And nine movies from nine different countries competing for the World Cinema Jury Award. That is this year's World Cinema Festival in Amsterdam.


Stories about my granddad

Blog / By ZAM reporter

Our friends at the amazing Contemporary And (C&) website interviewed young South African artist Lebohang Kganye about her special relation to her grandfather, the idea of performance and being born after 1989 in Johannesburg.