A.C Embassy Art Museum, No.26 Dongzhimenwai Street, Beijing, China
"Sadly, diamonds are forever" (2016) will be screened in Beijing for the A.C Embassy Art Museum from the 17th-26th May as part of the exhibition : Sir, 'Where is this place? : 8.7832° S, 34.5085° E, curated by Megan Mace in collaboration with Kente & Silk.
The film will also be shown at the Guangzhou International Art Fair where this exhibition will be presented at the upcoming art fair (21-24 June 2019) as part of the Beijing’s Africa Week 2019.
Sadly, diamonds are forever:
"He told me that my great-grandfather’s second wife was a De Beer, the ones who came up with the slogan “diamonds are forever”, supposedly the best sales pitch of the 20thCentury! She was a heroin addict and when he died she sold most of his stuff. Sadly, Diamonds are Forever. It’s an experimental short film, presented in the fashion of a film essay that documents various aspects of diamond production. The footage was shot at a Diamond Museum in Cape Town and at a mine dump in Johannesburg. Sounds of the first Russian moon landing and a tour given by a lady at the Museum are layered onto fragments of a silent phone conversation between a film-maker and an exec about what exactly their film would be about, how the film-maker/artist intends to document the diamond mining industry in South Africa, what approach they intended to take. It then becomes clear how much the film-maker/artist knows about the subject of the film they are about to make. "
"ArtAfrik is a celebration of African art & craftsmanship held during Beijing’s Africa Week (17th – 26th May) that aims to explore Africa-China relations through the prism of art. ArtAfrik will host a series of exhibitions across Beijing curated under the title: “师父，这个地方在哪里？: 8.7832° S, 34.5085° E (Sir, ‘Where is this place? : 8.7832° S, 34.5085° E ‘ )”, and a gala event on the 23rd of May 2019 that will bring together participating artists to share their process and inspiration with art enthusiasts and Beijingers curious about Africa. The ArtAfrik gala will feature a wide set of art mediums, exhibitions, an interactive museum and talks that will give Beijingers an opportunity to engage with African creatives and leave with a deeper understanding of Africa – it’s art, peoples and relationship with China."