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SUPAFRIK #7 Coming to Toronto!

WHAT: SUPAFRIK Pop-Up Shop/Gallery WHEN: Sunday September 21st
ONE DAY ONLY: 1PM – 7PM WHERE: TAC Art/Work Gallery, 568 Richmond Street West, Toronto

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SUPAFRIK returns to its Toronto roots after well received installations in Washington DC, London and Paris. With a limited edition focus, SUPAFRIK #7 will feature a collaborative one-off capsule collection from Chinedesign and Parisian conceptual artist MyriaMMaxo (renown for her riotously colorful “objet d’art” waxprint teddies) who will also be in town to launch the collection. Chinedesign’s #TheBravingRitual collection, the label’s first foray into eclectic winterwear combining tartans and indigo-dyed mud cloth will also be exclusively available for made-to-measure custom orders. Also featured: luxurious handwoven scarves from newly-minted Ethiopia-based African Design Hub label which will be making its Canadian-debut at SUPAFRIK roster. SUPAFRIK will also feature a tasting menu of Afro-fusion culinary delights by Zimbabwean cook Rufaro, original artwork by Oluseye and a preview of BLKKANGAROO’s BLKKMARKET, its first capsule collection of structured t-shirts and unisex kaftans inspired by the color, texture and vibrancy of the West- African market experience.

For bargain hunters, there will also be discounted goodies from the online store from such as UK based clothing “Made in Africa” label Chichia London (Beyonce is a fan!) whose street-smart collection is ethically manufactured in Tanzania using traditional kanga textiles as well as fashion sneakers from Mos Def’s new favorite shoe brand SAWA, designed in Paris and made in Addis Ababa.

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Artists announced for SUPAFRIK Gallery!

Thank you to all the artists that sent in submissions for the SUPAFRIK gallery. We were impressed by the caliber of African-inspired contemporary artwork and photography coming in from all over the world. It was hard to narrow it down but after much deliberation, we are proud to announce the following artists whose works will be featured in the SUPAFRIK pop-up at *hotshot from July 15 – 31.

Kalikidan Assefa (Ethiopia/Canada)
Ola Owulu (Nigeria/Namibia)
Opabisi Oluwaseun (Nigeria)
Innocent Mukheli (South Africa)
David Evans (Nigeria)
Giuseppe Lira w/ Otávio Rodrigues (Brazil/Mozambique)
Chanel Kennebrew (United States)
Assegid Gessesse (Ethiopia/US)

Stay tuned to this space for more information about the artists and the gallery