Essay

Artist Portrait

Nakitende Sheila Is Giving Barkcloth New Meaning

Nakitende Sheila twists, stitches, and burns as she experiments with natural textures and…

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…

Javett-UP

Gabi Ngcobo Investigates the Specters of the Museum

Since Gabi Ngcobo has started as curatorial director at a large Pretoria based…

Design in Westafrica 

Worldforming by Ghanaian Women in Architecture

For three generations of women born between Ghana’s independence in 1957 and 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…

Celebrating Female Pioneers

Where are the Women Image-Makers in African History?

On the occasion of International Women's Day, our author Ethel-Ruth Tawe looks toward…

Visions of Cultural Journalism

In a Hypermediatized World

Enos Nyamor explores the visions of cultural journalism in a hypermediatized world.

States of Mobility

The Politics of Belonging

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

Santu Mofokeng (1956 -2020)

A Vision from a Mystical Source

The late Santu Mofokeng was one of the few artists who managed to…

In Memoriam

Anthony Bumhira (1985–2020)

The Zimbabwean artist Anthony Bumhira passed away in January 2020. He was remarkable…

C& Print Issue Another 89

Cultural Development Policy

In the last two decades of the GDR, the East German Center for…


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