Critical Writing Workshop Lagos, 2015. Photo: Aderimi Adgebite

Cultural Funding

Unheard Voices: Arts and Culture Journalism in Nigeria

Cultural coverage in Nigeria is presently limited, writes Obidike Okafor, and that corresponds with scarce training and income opportunities for such

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…

Adjaye Associates has designed the Edo Museum of West African Art

The Benin Bronzes Restitution

A View from Nigeria

We asked 9 art professionals from the Nigerian art scene for their thoughts…

Lizzy Aroloye, Alien Girl Loading, from series transcending. Courtesy the artist.

Digital Art

What Are NFTs and What Do They Mean for BIPOC Artists?

NFT art has recently sold for millions, heralding a new age of opportunity…

Peterson Kamwathi, Untitled, colour aquatint etching on paper. Courtesy of One Off Gallery

Digital Auctions

Bidding for Art on WhatsApp while in Lockdown

The One Off Gallery in Nairobi started to sell art via messaging apps…

Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy in front of Kunstinstituut Melly. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

Kunstinstituut Melly

What’s at Stake in Decolonizing an Art Institution?

A Rotterdam art institute announces its new decolonial name. Will Furtado weighs in…

Image above: Marsha P.Johnson (left) and Sylvia Rivera (right) at Gay Pride Parade, 1973. Photo: Leonard Fink. From the film

White Label

How Warhol Erased the Identity of His Black Trans Sitters

Art historian Gürsoy Doğtaş analyses the power imbalances between Warhol and his BIPoC queer and trans sitters of lower Manhattan

Kawira Mwirichia posing with her Kenya Kanga Flag, 2019. Quote by Ivy Gatibaru “Penzi Langu Halali,” meaning “My love is valid” in Swahili. Image from the artist’s Instagram.

In Memory of Rosemary Namuli Karuga and Kawira Mwirichia

The Legacies of Two Pioneering Female Artists Help Us Fill Kenya’s Historical Fractures

In the past few months two pioneering female Kenyan artists from different generations…

Dorine Mokha performing in

In Memoriam

Bon voyage Dorine Mokha

The Congoloese artist died on 8 January in Lubumbashi at the age of…

Fernand Khnopff (1858 – 1921), Des caresses (the Sphinx), 1896. Detail. 
Oil on canvas, 50,5 × 150 cm.  © Brüssel, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts.

"Decadence and Dark Dreams"

What are historical exhibitions for?

Mokia Laisin on institutional omittance of colonial terror.

(clockwise) Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Keisha Lance-Bottoms, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.

Michelle M. Wright: “We must take the long view”

The Day After the US Election/The US Election After the Day

Academic and cultural producer Michelle M. Wright reflects on the current political situation…

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