Review

Yussef Agbo-Ola

Lagos Biennial 2024

A Refuge of Sorts

Joseph Omoh Ndukwu examines the 4th edition of Nigeria's seminal biennial, which aimed to create a space to dream alternate paths in a systemic crisis

P. Staff, In Ekstase, 2023, detail, in: P. Staff, In Ekstase, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Kunsthalle Basel

Where is Your Body? P. Staff and Tiona Nekkia McClodden Opening Space for Vulnerability

On a research trip through Switzerland, Khanya Mashabela delved into the works of the two artists exhibiting at Kunsthalle Basel.

(clockwise) Torkwase Dyson, Liquid A Place, 2023. Homme Adams Park 72500 Thrush Road, Palm Desert at Desert X. Photography courtesy of Lance Gerber; Rhael

Best of 2023

C& Magazine’s Highlights of 2023 You Might Want to Read Again

From climate colonialism to new perspectives from queer artists in Mozambique, these are some of our most-read articles this year.

Installation View

The BENIN BRONZES Roundtables

The Return of the Benin Bronzes: Part of the Past or Pathway to the Future?

Agwu Enekwachi recently participated in a roundtable discussion in Abuja on the impetus and action around the promised return of the Benin Bronzes.

Acts of Opening Again: A Choreography of Conviviality, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), 3.6.2023. Photo: Mathias Völzke/HKW

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Amplifying the Creative Structures at HKW

Edna Bonhomme examines how a Berlin institution pays tribute to anti-colonial feminists and applauds its new international team.

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.

Rhael

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

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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

Transplantation

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.


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