Sam Gilliam, 
TBC, 2020, 
watercolor on washi, 



Sam Gilliam: Between Structure and Improvisation

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

Gabi Ngcobo Investigates the Specters of the Museum


Gabi Ngcobo Investigates the Specters of the Museum

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

Latifah Idriss, Photograph awall drawing, © Latifah Idriss

Design in Westafrica 

Worldforming by Ghanaian Women in Architecture

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

Wood Picture, c. 1967. Courtesy of Galerie Lelong & Co.

Inventing Your Own Game

The Abstract Thinking of Mildred Thompson

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

Some of the pioneering Women. (Clockwise) Safi Faye, during the shooting of

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…

Sophie-Charlotte Opitz, Digital storm (2019)

Visions of Cultural Journalism

In a Hypermediatized World

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

Numero Unoma, Reach for the stars, 112×76cm mixed media (acrylic, aquarelle & oil pastel) on cotton paper, 2017. Courtesy the artist and SMO Contemporary Art.

States of Mobility

The Politics of Belonging

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

Santu Mofokeng, Rister Mkansi in the family kitchen Dan location, Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa Black and white, 35mm film, 2007.

Santu Mofokeng (1956 -2020)

A Vision from a Mystical Source

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

Anthony Bumhira, Dhoyilisi Generation (2018), Detail. Mixed media, 190 x 180 cm. Photo courtesy of Zeitz MOCCA.

In Memoriam

Anthony Bumhira (1985–2020)

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

(From left to right) Ricardo Rodríguez Brey, Tomás Esson Reid, Zaida de Río, Joel Jovert Llenderosos, Ciro Quintana Gutiérrez, Neo Rauch, Klaus Killisch. As part of the exhibition Young Artists of the GDR and Cuba, 1989. Photo: Elfriede Schönborn. Courtesy of the Bundesarchiv Lichterfelde

C& Print Issue Another 89

Cultural Development Policy

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

Illustration by Edson Ikê, inspired by self-portrait images from Khadija Saye’s Venice Biennale series Dwelling: In This Space We Breat

C& Special Edition #Detroit

On Death, Loss, And Processing A (Black) Archive

Curator, writer, and artist Legacy Russell ponders the possibility of materializing a Black…

Mural paintings by Farid Belkahia (center) and Mohammed Hamidi (right), Asilah, Morocco. Both 1978. As published in Asilah: Premier moussem culturel, juillet/août 1978, exh. cat. (Casablanca: Shoof, 1978). Reproduced by permission of the photographer, Mohammed Melehi.

Murals of Asilah

The Moroccan Sea Town that Turns its Walls into Canvases

Since its rehabilitation in the 1970s, the Moroccan town of Asilah on the…

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