African Art Now by Sue Williamson
Nando’s Diversity campaign, where the flame-grilled chicken brand forces South Africans to question Xenophobia and intolerance — the fact is, if we go back far enough in time, we were all once foreigners in SA.
I found it in fact a quite funny ad, the recent decision by MultiChoice’s DStv channels and M-Net to follow e.tv and SABC in banning the Nando’s diversity advert will have a limited impact from a viewership and awareness perspective. This ban will in fact drive more traffic to online platforms, such as YouTube and Facebook, that are actively showcasing the ad.
This Winter, Nando’s has teamed up with Cheesekids to create pop up soup kitchens in parts of SA that have been affected by Xenophobia, to walk the talk in galvanising our message of creating ‘dialogue between the diverse’. You too can volunteer to join our soup kitchens by visiting www.souperstars.co.za
Guess everyone wants the taste of diversity, unless they want to Poof ! What do you think? Please comment below
‘My family thinks I’m crazy’: Sheikh Saud Al-Thani of Qatar
Will you visit the following streets of the Parcours? rues des Beaux-Arts, rue de Seine, rue Jacques Callot, rue Mazarine, rue Guénégaud, rue Visconti, rue Jacob and rue de l’Echaudé. Official site is http://www.parcours-paris.eu/
The new honor president of the Parcours is cheikh Saoud Al Thani- Chairmain of Qtel a company with a revenue of US$3.6 billion - a quite controversial figure even if he started loving African Art recently and is known as a big spender in the Arts who just created a private Museum in Doha capital of Quatar under the supervision of the well-known architect Jean Nouvel.
As chairman of Qatar’s National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage (NCCAH), al-Thani has been buying art on behalf of the Emir for the past eight years, helping transform Qatar into a world-class cultural centre complete with five new museums.
So a big spenders will go around for private shopping at the Parcours des Mondes to buy the finest pieces. He can afford to pay whatever price needed and will not take a “NO not for sale” as a valid answer. “I admire Sheikh Saud’s passion, but I’m very much aware of the potentially destabilising force when a collector arrives on the art market with seemingly unlimited resources,” says Philippe Garner. “It can lead to unrealistic expectations on the part of vendors.”
A few years ago (in 2005) Sheikh Saud Al-Thani of Qatar was in disgrace and under arrest in the Qatari capital Doha, pending an investigation into the alleged misuse of public .. ...