Essay

Anaïs Cheleux, Mas Maten, Guadeloupe, shot on digital camera, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

Studio Visit

Anaïs Cheleux: Connecting Caribbean Identity Through Photography and Performance

Marny Garcia Mommertz visits Anaïs Cheleux in her Guadeloupe studio to chat about sugar-cane syrup and her work at this year's Off Biennale in Dakar.

Henok Melkamzer, Untitled (Detail), 2023. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation. Photo: Shafeek Nalakath Kareem

Sharjah Art Museum

Positioning Telsem in Global Art History with Henok Melkamzer

A comprehensive survey offers insights into the Ethiopian painter’s career and makes the case for multiple modernisms.

Madame Zo: From Re-Creation to Quest for Meaning

Female Pioneers

Madame Zo: From Re-Creation to Quest for Meaning

Fondation H is dedicating its first exhibition to an icon of the Malagasy art scene: Madame Zo. Here, Hemerson Andrianetrazafy reflects on her work.

A collage made using ephemera collected during the trip. Photo: Rosie Olang’ Odhiambo

Greetings from Rosie Olang’ Odhiambo

Darling, this is Switzerland

On a curatorial research trip through Switzerland, curator Rosie Olang’ Odhiambo shares her impressions in five postcards with a loved one in Nairobi.

left: Nefertiti, Neues Museum Berlin. rigth: Cover, Black Women in Antiquity, edited by Ivan Van Sertima, 1988.

C& and Arts Everywhere

Fatima El-Tayeb: Reclaiming Nefertiti

In a new series C& and Arts Everywhere commission essays and articles inspired…

Heiko-Thandeka Ncube, The early rains which wash away the chaff before the spring rains, 2023. Video, 12 mins, film still.

Essay

Every Straw Is a Straw Too Much

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung on the psychological burden of being racialized while doing art.

Photo: Nappy/Pexels

Contemporary Black Discourses

Navigating Pain and Possibility

Afrofuturism and Afropessimism both seek to step outside of limiting narratives and invite self-awareness into the conversation around Black lives.

Torkwase Dyson, Liquid A Place, 2023. Homme Adams Park 72500 Thrush Road, Palm Desert at Desert X. Photography courtesy of Lance Gerber.

Ecologies

Locating Blackness In Intimate Ecologies

Ama Josephine Budge on how to resist climate colonialism through a capacious, trans-temporal Blackness.

(right) Marlou Fernanda, “Like Me Know, Ego, Death”. (2022). Courtesy of the artist. (left) Marlou Fernanda, “Old Answers New Questions”. (2022). Courtesy of the artist.

Black Womanhood

Marlou Fernanda: Foregrounding the Inner Self through Art

The artist visualizes her inner dialogues with a creative force that is challenging the white-cis male-dominated Dutch art world.

Photography by Paul Kodio

Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale Africaine de la Photographie

Ousmane Diarra Shares his Meditations on the Biennale

The distinguished author looks back on a year of turmoil: on coups, wars and embargos, but also on artistic connection with the world.

Glenn Ligon, Installation View at 16. Istanbul Biennale. Short film

Looking Back

James Baldwin in Istanbul: Art and Activism in Exile

While in Istanbul Baldwin used fierce artistry to unmask the USA’s façade as the custodian of freedom and democracy, explains curator Gürsoy Doğtaş.

Collective Practices: A Sonic Essay

Kabelo Malatsie with Robert Machiri

Collective Practices: A Sonic Essay

Arts Collaboratory commissioned Kabelo Malatsie to respond to their network and the outcome is a sonic essay with Zimbabwean artist Robert Machiri.


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