C& Audio Archive

The C& Audio Archive is a podcast featuring a selection of exciting and discursive content published on Contemporary And. Listen to artist interviews, reviews, features, and opinions about crucial topics on contemporary art, to stay up to date with discussions surrounding art from Africa and the Global Diaspora.

The C& Audio Archive is produced by poet and curator Emmaus Kimani in Nairobi, read by two of the city’s finest narrators: Mimmo Wanjuhi and Ondieki Daniel. Mimmo is an award winning Kenyan singer/songwriter, voice over artist, e-commerce marketplace specialist and freelance Journalist. Ondieki is a sound engineer, voice actor, composer and founder of Ondieki Studios.

Inventing Your Own Game

Alma W. Thomas and the Treasures of the Natural World

In the “post-war” period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

C& Center of Unfinished Business

Decentering the I: How to Redefine the Human

Our Deputy Editor Will Furtado argues that indigenous knowledge has always held the…

INVENTING YOUR OWN GAME

Sam Gilliam: Between Structure and Improvisation

In the “post-war” period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Inventing Your Own Game

The Abstract Thinking of Mildred Thompson

In the “post-war” period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

White Label

How Warhol Erased the Identity of His Black Trans Sitters

Art historian Gürsoy Doğtaş analyses the power imbalances between Warhol and his BIPoC queer and trans sitters of lower Manhattan

Digital Strokes

The Fantasy of Aspiration in the Paintings of Shannon Tamara Lewis

Olamiju Fajemisin speaks to Shannon Tamara Lewis about her painted assemblages of limbs…

C& Print Issue #11: CONSCIOUS CODES, ANYONE?

The Digital Has Been Around for a While

The history of technology is inseparable from the history of Africans. From the…

Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

The Forgotten Social History of International Blackness

For people of Black African heritage, identifying with Blackness is the glue that…

Digital Strokes

Depictions of Queer Black Love for the Digital Age

A new generation of young painters in Europe are using internet languages to…

States of Mobility

“The passport that does not pass ports”

Mobility in the arts, geographical or otherwise, is often seen as almost a…

Black Curators Forum Toronto

A Black Curator is Never Just a Curator

The first Black Curators Forum took place in Toronto, Canada, towards the end…

C& Print Issue Another 89

What Collective Remembrance Is For

Anniversaries are a chance not only to remember but to reevaluate history, writes…

Inventing Your Own Game

Betye Saar: The Majesty She Holds In Her Hands

In the post-war period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Inventing your own game

Maren Hassinger: “We are not alive to make money”

In the post-war period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Art and Stereotypes

Playing with Race

We are still stumbling across curated incredibilities taking place in museums and art…

Inventing Your Own Game

The Consistency in Howardena Pindell’s Art and Defiance

In the post-war period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Inventing Your Own Game

Frank Bowling at Tate: Redefining the British Art Canon

In the post-war period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Inventing Your Own Game

Robert Reed: Re-entering the US American Art Canon

In the “post-war” period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Inventing Your Own Game

Jack Whitten: A Painter’s Painter Gets His Long-Overdue Recognition

In the “post-war” period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Digital Arts from Africa

Embodying Forms of Knowing and Being

Our author Enos Nyamor looks at digital arts from Africa and their potential…

Female Pioneers

Felicia Abban: Behind the Scenes

In our latest series – Female Pioneers – we look at female artists…

A New Beginning

How Congo’s Culture Can Move Forward Learning from the Past

In the 1970s Congo (then Zaire) went through a cultural rejuvenation supported by…

Another 68!

The Black Female Artists Who Pioneered Alternative Art Spaces in Mexico

Despite the 1968 rise of protests against the regime in Mexico, narratives of…

Another 68!

How 1960s Algeria Became a “Mecca for revolutionaries”

The political and cultural repercussions of the 1968 global riots have been extensively…

Racism: a bigger picture

“Germanomania” and the Myth of Nationalism

The unfading legacies of Western racism is a paradigm C& continuously examines through…

"The spectacle of Black trauma"

Why Double Standards in Representation Need to End in the Arts

The censure with which a painting of Dana Schutz’s son was met in…

C& Center of Unfinished Business

How Frantz Fanon Has Influenced Generations of Queer Artists

In this series, C& and ArtsEverywhere commission texts inspired by the books in…

Photography

Looking Beyond Documentation of Afro-Iranians

In recent years, the Afro-Iranian community has been under the spotlight. In 2015…

Tschabalala Self: Body Agency

Painting the Whole Picture of the Black Female Experience

Tschabalala Self belongs to a new generation of painters depicting a three-dimensional representation…

Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power

The Origins of Feminist Intersectionality

In the 1980s pioneering events brought together women from Europe and Africa to…

 

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