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Visionary Noor Blazekovic, Winner of the 2014 Culture Keeper Award.

Babacar M’Bow, right, and the publisher Noor Blazekovic, in the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Credit Angel Valentin for The New York Times

The Florida Africana Studies Consortium (FLASC) presented their 2014 Culture keeper Award to Noor Blazekovic, founder Publisher/ Chief Curator of Irreversible Projects & Magazine. For over 9 years IRREVERSIBLE has sustained critical engagement with contemporary visual expressions contributing to the rise of South Florida as a Glbal Cultural Center.

Babacar M'Bow is appointed by the city manager to be the Museum of Contemporary Art's director. Credit Angel Valentin for The New York Times

The Florida Africana Studies Consortium (FLASC) Community African Diaspora Network

In addition to the academic component of their Consortium, FLASC established relationships with community organizations such as Diaspora Vibe, an Art gallery focusing on show casing the art of the African Diaspora; the Old Dillard Museum, the African World Artists Collective (AWAC), Fanhm Ayisen nan Myami (Haitian Women of Miami); Ife Ile for their Baila USA Summer Initiative; Harambee, Inc. Some of these will also provide internship relationships, and in other cases we have collaborated with them to offer programs of relevance to the African Diaspora. Specifically the following collaborations have been realized:

  • Marcus Garvey Lecture with Don Rico and Associates (Horace Campbell, Syracuse University ).

  • AWAC, an organization of local artists

  • Diaspora Vibe Gallery, the presentation of Deb Willis, Photographer

  • Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami for their annual Haitian Women's Conference

  • Ife Ile - Baila USA , summer African Diaspora Dance program (lecture, workshop, and performance)

  • African American Research Library Fort Lauderdale ( symposia via International Programs, Broward Libraries)

  • Old Dillard Museum (art exhibitions, book launches and other cultural programs).

  • Nucleo Cultural Afro-Brasileiro (Salvador-Bahia) (film)​

That Norelkys (Noor) Blazekovic has been recently honore with the 2014 Culture Keeper Award from the FLorida Africana Studies Consortium (FLASC) comes as no surprise, for the dynamism and generous spirit of the founder/publisher of IRREVERSIBLE Magazine, in itself a ‘one of a kind’, leaves an indelible imprint on all those fortunate enough to cross her path, not least the ‘emerging’ artists based in South Florida that Noor takes under her wing and enables through the widely respected IRREVERSIBLE Art Projects platform. Most recently Monaco and the South of France have fallen under her ever-growing sphere of influence.

Michèle and Guy Beddington

Beddington Fine ArtLes Remparts –

83830 Bargemon, Var, Franceles Remparts –

83830 Bargemon

Tel/Fax: + 33 (0)4 94 76 64 06

mobile: + 33 (0)6 64 80 29 55


From 2007, Michèle and Guy, who have a long-established Beddington Fine Art a Contemporary Art gallery on the Ramparts of Bargemon, began displaying Sculptures, Ceramics and Installations upon their land, and, in 2010, for the gallery’s 10th anniversary, the Sculpture Gardens were opened to the public featuring some seventy exhibits by established and emerging artists from all over the world.

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