After premiering in 2009 FOCUS is ready to launch its second edition. FOCUS10 is designed to present and connect the vibrant African art scene to the world. Conceived as a complement to Art Basel (June 16-20, 2010), the fair showcases Galerie Peter Herrmann (Berlin) and features emerging and established artists from Africa and the Diaspora in a show curated by Christine Eyene (London) and Lerato Bereng (Johannesburg) and supported by Fondation Blachère (Apt) and Pro Helvetia Cape Town. In a relaxed and intimate atmosphere visitors of FOCUS10 can expect to enjoy a huge variety of artistic production from the diverse scenes of the African continent and from the African Diaspora.
FEATURING Galerie Peter Herrmann (D):
Dalila Dalleas (Alg/D)- Amouzou Glikpa (Togo/D) - Bill Kouélany (RC) - Goddy Leye (Cam) - Malam (Cam/Fr) - George Osodi (Nig/UK) - Chéri Samba (RDC) - Ransome Stanley (D)
Curators: Christine Eyene (UK) - Lerato Bereng (ZA)
Steve Bandoma (DRC/ZA) - Faith47 and Rowan Phybus(ZA) - Justin Fiske (ZA) - Ricky Lee Gordon (ZA) - Bers Grandsinge (DRC/B) - Ibrahim el Hadad (ET/CH) - Victor Mukelekesha (Z/N) - Samuel Olou (RT/N) - Cameron Platter (ZA) - Frauke Stegmann (ZA) - thanksthanksafrica (CDN) - Christian Tundula (DRC/B) - Breeze Yoko (ZA)
Chocolate Banana - a video project in a Stern-taxi touring around in Basel by Bill Kouelany and Goddy Leye. Call: 061 691 44 44
Carlo Mombelli and the Prisoners of Strange (European Edition) – Jazz concert on Thursday, June 17, 2010, 8 p.m.
For further details please refer to our homepage: www.focus10.ch.