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Fernando Alvim, founder and director of the Luanda Triennial

Fernando Alvim, founder and director of the Luanda Triennial, . Photograph .

Luanda Triennial 2010: 'Emotional Geography: Art and Effects'

Bili Bidjocka, Chris Ofili, Ghada Amer and Kendell Geers at Cha de Caxinde

The second Triennial de Luanda is 'much bigger and more organic than the first', according to director Fernando Alvim, director of the Sindika Dokolo Foundation, the largest collection of contemporary African art in the world.The three month event includes seven main exhibitions with 400 works presented, ranging from architecture, performance, and design, to painting, photography, sculpture, fashion, music and dance. As in the first Triennial, which took place in 2007, the educational programme is of key importance, and more than 100 schools and 70 000 students from across the country with be introduced to art through the Triennial. All events are free.

Alongside established and emerging Angolan artists, international artists participating include Chris Ofili, Kendell Geers, Ghada Amer and Bili Bidjocka.

12 September - 19 December

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