Tinotenda Chivinge, Zimbabwe Bird(s), found objects (variable dimensions). Photo: Nyadzombe Nyampenza

Art Networks in Zimbabwe

Harare Art Collectives: Where Connectivity is Key

In Harare, a cathartic group exhibition celebrates the work of collectives who bridge the gap between a feeble art market and scant resources.


18th Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

Lesley Lokko Breaks New Ground with The Laboratory of the Future

In presenting a compelling interplay between reality, fiction and crisis, Lokko delivers a lesson on accountability for curatorial practices.

Aria Dean, ABATTOIR, U.S.A.!, Installation view, 2023. The Renaissance Society. Photo: Robert Chase Heishman.

Abattoir, U.S.A!

Aria Dean Conjures a Deathly Spectacle

In Chicago, Dean helps us experience connections between animal slaughter, violence towards Black peoples, and the brutalization of captured bodies.

Believing is not Knowing


Believing is not Knowing

To celebrate our authors' writing we've dug up a few pieces from our archive. Today, Elisabeth Wellershaus' text on the African Futures Festival 2015.

Berni Searle, Untitled (red, white, yellow, brown), (detail), 1998. Installation view at Norval Foundation. Photo: Vusumzi Nkomo

Having But Little Gold

How Berni Searle Contemplates the Weight of Loss

A retrospective carefully explores Berni Searle’s main subjects – ruins, residues, and loss as a uniquely legitimate site for meditating on liberation

Amira Hanafi, A dictionary of the revolution. Vocabulary box (2014). Courtesy the Artist.

Casablanca International Bienniale

The Many Languages of Contemporary Art

The biennial explores the links between various art forms and makes way for visual narratives that challenge established storytelling.

Monika E. Kazi, Performance, Transplantation Gallery space in Montparnasse, before the exhibition hanging of


New Perspectives on Past and Present Paris

Amandine Nana has opened a mobile cultural space that engages with Black art practices in contemporary and historical contexts.

Jerry Buhari, 408 Journals of NEPA, 2022. Mixed media on paper
30 × 22 in | 76.2 × 55.9 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Nigerian Modernism

Jerry Buhari’s Discovery of Landscapes of the Soul

In his three-decade-long practice and through the use of varied media, Buhari has intimately reflected on himself and his sociopolitical environment.

Untitled photograph-Old Benoni Location (circa 1950), Torrance Ngilima as part of Eja radini (2019), Madeyoulook.

documenta fifteen

Serine Ahefa Mekoun Dives into the Wisdom and Validity of Works of Art

Our author highlights the inspiring artistic positions of this year’s documenta that took place from 8 June to 25 September 2022 in Kassel, Germany.

Performance by Sarah Ndele

7th Lubumbashi Biennale

ToxiCity: A Horizontal Collective Biennale

Costa Tshinzam visited the Biennale that is held “unmistakably horizontal and collective” until November 6, 2022 under the artistic direction of Picha

Art and the City

Exploring the Complexities of Urban Spaces

Different experiences and identities form a city. Joseph Omoh Ndukwu writes about how art examines the interior spaces of urban belonging.

Hady Barry, Azi and Adjéla, from the series Wearing the Inside Out, 2022. Courtesy the artist.


Hady Barry and Her Intimate Gaze on Friendship and Motherhood

The very personal photographic series "Wearing the Inside Out" by Hady Barry captures the lives of the Guinean artist’s extended family and friends.

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