CELAFI 25th ANNIVERSARY
Celebrating our collective milestone
As of our launch Feb 1 there are officiall 15) days counting down to CANADA DAY. We intend to =celebrat each day with te release of a new Art'iFact from the Ceflafi Archive. Leading up to July 1 where we launch Phase 2.
- Join us July 1: CANADA DAY
celebration of African identity and cultural heritage.
ONLINE: Phase 2 Website
CELAFI brought together academics, artists, advocates and patrons from throughout the country and around the world to present, challenge each other in public discussion and pass on their metier in hands-on workshops. the festival dug deep into the roots of the African art aesthetic, and emanated the many thriving branches as they sprang forth and blossomed in every art form around the world.
25 year later we celebrate in conjunction of the Canada 150 by launching CELAFI'25 a collection of artifacts from CELAFI's 1992 & 1997 venture. The following sub-menu list collection by genre
The site contains roughly 150 artifacts (if you include slides and photographs from OG archive binder), containing:
- 500 participants (92 & 97
- 1000 images (artwork, photos, design icons and etc.)
- 200 bios (this is not confirmed at all, I have to do a count)
- 75 papers (curatorial and programming essays)
- 30 venues across Toronto (see venue page)
Central Repository & Archive
CELAFI ONLINE preserves the event as a celebration of African identity and cultural heritage made by artists of African origin to various fields of creation (visual arts, literature, theatre, etc.) Includes the programme of conferences and exhibitions, as well as biographical notes on the participan