Frédéric Bruly Bouabré. Le Dieu Solaire APIS (Égyptien) me présente, ici, l’aspect d’un message pictographique que j’essaie d’interpréter à ma façon, au verso du tableau from Connaissance du monde. 1991. Colored pencil and ballpoint pen on board, 6 ⅜ × 12 ⅜” (16.2 × 31.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Jean Pigozzi Collection of African Art. © 2022 Family of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

World Unbound

With Substance and Context against Misinterpretation: Fédéric Bruly Bouabré’s Retrospective at MoMa

The exhibition pays Ivory Coast’s most significant 20th-century artist long-overdue appreciation and manifests his importance within art history.

Clockwise: By Gloria Kiconco, Yina Jiménez Suriel, Serine Ahefa Mekoun and Russel Hlongwane

Out now! New Print Issues: C& and documenta fifteen

The Stuff That New Networks Are Made Of

Ann Mbuti looks behind the scenes of a joint project between C& and documenta fifteen that has resulted in four very unique print issues.

Clockwise: Kyle Malanda, Who Will Bury You? III, 2018. Courtesy the artist; Ja’Tovia Gary, Image from Giverny I (Négresse Impériale), 2018. Courtesy the artist; kate-hers RHEE, And then there were none. ©2013, performance HD video and C-Print photography, courtesy of the artist.

From the Archive

Black (Art) History Month

From the reenactment of art conferences in Africa to South-South collaborations, we revisit articles that examine Blackness in a global art context.

30 November 2019 : KOP hosts their last event for 2019 at the Third Placein Newtown. The night had two stages, live graffiti art, games and  heavy entertainment. Photography Andiswa Mkosi

Artist Portrait

ANDYMKOSI, Even in Darkness, Makes a Space for Light

The South African photographer presents us with an alternative and joyful portrait of Black experiences on the continent.

The Red Affair (Detail), 2020, John Baptist Sekubulwa, Courtesy of artist.

Artist Portrait

Ugandan Artist John Baptist Sekubulwa Links Historical And Contemporary Pain

Relentlessly questioning political power relations, Sekubulwa chooses the image of the human brain to depict postcolonial vulnerability – and hope.

Julie Mehretu, Among the Multitude I, 2019/2021. Courtesy the artist and carlier | gebauer.

Julie Mehretu

Keeping Vigil with no Loss to Poetry

Rose Jepkorir spoke to the New York-based artist to dive into her work that explores the strange in between places through abstraction.

Alma Thomas, Air View of Spring Nursery (Detail), 1966. Acrylic on canvas. The Columbus Museum

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…

ruby onyinyechi amanze, astral planes [only kin keeps us warm], 2020, Ink, graphite, colored pencils, photo transfers on four sheets of paper. Courtesy Mariane Ibrahim

In Conversation

ruby onyinyechi amanze: Drawing the Elements, Choreographing Freedom

ruby onyinyechi amanze crafts intricate collaged drawings that look like moments of choreographed…

Janine Jembere, to cite: diaspora, sound installation, 37:06 minutes, paper prints, 2019, Photo: Kashira Dowridge

Good to Hear

These Are the Podcasts You Need to Follow

Knowledge production has never been so swift, intersectional, and accessible. And much of…

D'Angelo Lovell Williams The Lovers, 2017. Pigment print
20 x 30 in. © D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Courtesy of the artist and Higher Pictures

Collectors' View

Intersecting Patronage, Family and Community with Bernard Lumpkin

After a decade of collecting artworks by artists of African descent with his…

Ifebusola Shotunde, Lagos, New Nigeria Studios at ART X Lagos, 2020.

Art X Lagos 2020

Radically Different, This Year

Tokini Peterside explains how Art X Lagos adapted to the pandemic and to…

The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art, 2019. Courtesy the YSMA.

The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art

An Educational Collection

Four years ago, Africa's biggest art collector, Prince Yemisi Shyllon, started the process…

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