Interview

Spaces of Collective Learning, Relearning and Unlearning with Drama Queens

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Spaces of Collective Learning, Relearning and Unlearning with Drama Queens

The queer-feminist collective shares its actions and visions with the newly founded W'AHU Magazine, which celebrates Ghana's diverse communities.

Elsadig Mohamed Janka, The Adoration, from Ahmed My Beloved series, 2016, Courtesy of Borderlands Art.

In Conversation

Elsadig Mohamed Janka: Liminal Space is a Place of Creativity and Vision

Janka’s latest solo exhibition is a deeply personal journey into his spirituality, his closest friendship, and the circumstances of his life.

(left) Faith Ringgold, Feminist Series: We Meet the Monster, 1972. Acrylic on canvas framed in cloth 12/20, 127 x 83 cm. (right) Faith Ringgold, Marlon Riggs: Tongues Untied, 1994. Storyquilt, 226 x 151 cm. Both images courtesy the artist and Weiss Berlin

In Conversation

Faith Ringgold: “I am very inspired to tell my story, and that’s my story.”

With this interview from 2018, we would like to pay tribute to a true trailblazer: artist, storyteller and activist Faith Ringgold.

Chloe Quenum, Epopée, 2023. ©Arthur Pequin.

60th Venice Biennale

Azu Nwagbogu: “Restitution is not restricted to objects but includes knowledge systems”

We spoke to the curator of Benin’s first national pavilion – none other than Azu Nwagbogu – about the concept, the artists, and the biennale.

Nidhal Chamekh, Ismaël, 2023. Plaster and steel. 160h x 117w x 100d cm. Courtesy the artist and Selma Feriani.

In Conversation

Nidhal Chamekh: “I instinctively move into unexplored territory”

From theory and exile to exhibiting and the art market, this interview spans various aspects of Chamekh’s life and approach to making art.

Image courtesy of Henrique J Paris. Photo: Mamady Diana

In Conversation

Henrique J. Paris: What Can Objects Tell Us?

On the occasion of the 1-54 Marrakech, we spoke to the transdisciplinary artist, who will be showing works that he is currently preparing at RAAR.

Diana Ejaita, Studio Villa Romana ©photo Ela Bialkowska OKNO studio.

In Conversation

Diana Ejaita: Unfixed Stories, Interconnected Worlds

We spoke to artist Diana Ejaita about her residency at the Villa Romana, her multidisciplinary work, and the many uses of symbols and images.

Baloji, Augure, Film Still, Production Wrong Men, 2023.

In Conversation

Baloji and the Art of Averting the Evil Eye

Musician, filmmaker, and multitalented artist Baloji talks to C& about his first feature film and his connection with the diaspora.

John Akomfrah: “If there is a problem with hybridity, for me, it is that it participates in this hierarchization of the world”

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John Akomfrah: “If there is a problem with hybridity, for me, it is that it participates in this hierarchization of the world”

It's still C&10 and we retrieved another treasure from our archive: a conversation…

At Akademie Schloss Solitude Aderemi Adegbite works on his news series »Al-Shaafi (The Healer)« in which the uses the Islamic slates to reflect on the disconnection of the spiritual self from the physical self, 2023, photo: Daphne van de Burgwal.

In Conversation

Aderemi Adegbite: Embracing Solitude and Empowering Communities

Artist-curator Aderemi Adegbite shares his insights on the crucial role of language and culture in our postcolonial moment

Maliza Kiasuwa, Intersection 2. 202340 x 27.5 in. Paper and thread. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art.

In Conversation

Maliza Kiasuwa: Stories Intersecting Like the Crossing of Paths

The artist talks about her collage practice in relation to intuition and the meaning of a hybrid identity.

Zineb Sedira, Sugar Silo I, 2014. Diptych, C-Type, 180 x 200 cm each. Commissioned by Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture and the Port of Marseille. Courtesy the artist and the galleries: The Third Line, Dubai, and Plutschow Gallery, Zurich

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Zineb Sedira: “Identity is very much at the core of every artistic practice, whether painting flowers or exploring one’s culture or politics.”

To celebrate our authors' writing we've dug up a few pieces from our archive. Here, Zineb Sedira on "identity" and the “burden of representation".


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