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In the media
Carl Schlettwein Lectures
stay@home program: Exhibitions, lectures, concerts and more – in your living room
16 June 2020
Basler Afrika Bibliographien Podcast series
The BAB podcast episodes consist of interviews and conversations with BAB guests, as well as bits from the BAB sound archives.
28 May 2020
Africa through a lens
The national archives of the UK presents a selection of historical photographs together with podcast and videos on their „World through a lens“ portal.
28 May 2020
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time
The Block Museum of Art's online exhibit lets you discover Africa's global histories through traces of medieval Africa's trans-Saharan trade routes of gold.
28 May 2020
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Take a virtual stroll through the online exhibit from the Johannesburg Art Gallery.
14 May 2020
African Digital Heritage
This initiative uses technology and digitisation to increase awareness, participation and engagement with African Histories.
07 May 2020
Urban Sessions: Streaming Concert Series
A number of South African artists that would have visited Switzerland to perform give online streaming concerts via the concert streaming platform Militia Broadcast in the Urban Sessions series.
07 May 2020
Burna Boy (NI) Tiny Desk Concert
Enjoy Nigerian artist Burna Boy's performance at the great Tiny Desk Concert from last November.
30 April 2020
FIKTION KONGO – Kunstwelten zwischen Geschichte und Gegenwart
Machen Sie sich auf eine Entdeckungsreise durch die online Materialien der Ausstellung FIKTION KONGO vom Museum Rietberg.
28 April 2020
Mandisi Dyantyis (South Africa) - Theatre Practicioner, Vocalist, Trumpeter, Raconteur
Discover an artist evading categorization
23 April 2020
Claudia Masika Livestream Concert
Claudia Masika and her afrofusion band streamed a live concert from Ferienwil (17 April 2020), which is now available online.
22 April 2020
Visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Robben Island online
Online exhibitions on Nelson Mandela and the history of the South African liberation struggle.
15 April 2020
Movie: "Liyana" (Swaziland, 2019)
"Liyana" is a story born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Because of the cinema closure the movie is streamed in premiere.
09 April 2020
Guided tour: El Anatsui. Triumphant Scale
Five short video-clips guide through the current exhibition of the work of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui at the Kunstmuseum Bern. And on the website of Art Basel you can meet the artist.
08 April 2020
Podcast: Literature from Southern Africa
In February 2020, the Literaturhaus Zürich celebrated current literature from Southern Africa. Parts of the program are available in a podcast, including two events with involvment of ZASB.
06 April 2020
Online exhibition: Kaboom! – Focus on African Comics
This online exhibition examines the rolse of graphic novels from Africa and on Africa as a source for research into the recent history.
02 April 2020
Movie: "You Will Die At 20" (Amjad Abu Alala, Sudan, 2019)
The premiere of the Sudanese movie takes place online on the streaming portal "filmingo".
30 March 2020
Online performance by Keenan Ahrends Trio (Johannesburg)
The trio of South African guitarist Keenan Ahrends recorded a video replacing performances in Switzerland cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Online lectures and academic events
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ZASB in the media
Annual report 2019 (PDF, 3.53 MB)