Black Cultures Matter

In Conversation with Nuno Silas

The Intensity of Identity of a Diasporic Artist

We spoke to the Maputo-born artist Nuno Silas about his work in the…

Collectors' View

Intersecting Patronage, Family and Community with Bernard Lumpkin

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

In Conversation with Bola Juju

Dreaming up Radical Resistance

Artist Mia Imani Harrison uses her dreams to envision new forms of collectivity.…

Marechera’s The House of Hunger

The Novel that Almost Shaped a Postmodern Postcolonial Africa

Artist Santiago Mostyn revisits The House of Hunger by Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera…

Will Furtado on Global Diaspora

Broadening the Spectrum

Notes on how a wider scope of Blackness is taking center stage in…

Institutional Critique

When Artists Speak

Art has the power to speak or even “think” for us by giving…

Contemporary Namibian Art

Finding Power in Hidden Structures

In StArt Art's exhibition Finding Power, the work of artists Elisia Nghidishange, Nicky…

In Conversation with Antwaun Sargent

Tearing Down Borders Between Magazines and Museums

Still fresh from publishing his first edited photography book, The New Black Vanguard,…

Townhouse Gallery Cairo

The End of Many Endings?

The Townhouse Gallery in Cairo is closing down again and continues its struggle…

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“Creating Art from a Precarious Position Is a Challenge and an Opportunity”

Maximiliano Mamani is an artist from the Argentinean Andes who gives life to…

One Long Black Sentence

Queering the Line with Renee Gladman & Fred Moten

nan collymore dives into the still and sophic work of Renee Gladman.

Black Internet

yungjake: The Artist Memorializing Black Lives with Emoji Portraits

As emojis have begun to reflect our identities, Los Angeles artist and rapper…

In Conversation with Deborah Joyce Holman and Jasmine Gregory

On Anti-Blackness: An Open Letter to Swiss Institutions

We spoke to two of the 50 Black artists and cultural workers in…

#changethemuseum

Hypocrisis

Countless voices of persons currently working in the cultural field find a platform…

No Justice No Peace

WE ARE.

In this current moment, which ferociously amplifies the uncertainty, pain, and disruption caused…

HERE AND NOW: Frida Orupabo

Understanding the Self through Depictions of the Black Female Body

Having formed her visual language after discovering the internet in her twenties, Frida…

In Conversation with Janice Mitchell

Why German Museums Need to Catch Up

A museum’s collection mirrors power: it shows the taste and assessment of directors…

Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

The Forgotten Social History of International Blackness

For people of Black African heritage, identifying with Blackness is the glue that…

The Nordics: Out of the Shadows

Is There Room for All of Us?

Norway portrays itself as an open, liberal, and tolerant country, says C& writer…

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Light in Times of Growing Uncertainty

The touring exhibition Lumières d’Afrique stops off in Johannesburg amid a global pandemic…

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Leticia Contreras on Art in the Age of Social Emergency

Few concepts speak of the personal as political as well as the ideas…

The Nordics: Out of the Shadows

Sasha Huber: Honoring Lost Memories

Despite their colonial history, the Nordic countries don’t have as large communities of…

In Conversation with Beatriz Dias

Memorial in Lisbon: Recovering History That Was Made Invisible

"Plantation – Prosperity and Nightmare,” a project by the Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia…

Over the Radar

Ivy Mutuku: “The world hasn’t tasted the sauce we have yet!”

Despite having had limited cultural exchange, the continents of Africa and Oceania are…

States of Mobility

The Politics of Belonging

Mobility in the arts, geographical or otherwise, is often seen as almost a…

Covid19-Comment

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER NOW

C& is in solidarity with all the artists, independent curators, writers, other cultural…

States of Mobility

Those Who Leave and Those Who Are Left

Mobility in the arts, geographical or otherwise, is often seen as almost a…

States of Mobility

“The passport that does not pass ports”

Mobility in the arts, geographical or otherwise, is often seen as almost a…

Santu Mofokeng (1956 -2020)

A Vision from a Mystical Source

The late Santu Mofokeng was one of the few artists who managed to…

Black Curators Forum Toronto

A Black Curator is Never Just a Curator

The first Black Curators Forum took place in Toronto, Canada, towards the end…

Inventing Your Own Game

Betye Saar: The Majesty She Holds In Her Hands

(FR) Après la guerre, de nombreux artistes de couleur se sont vus rejetés…

Debate

How do we (not) Speak About Art and Violence?

On October 1st 2019 SWEAT (Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce) publicly called for…

C& Special Edition #Detroit

This Is Not About Kanye

“Oh, hey Kanye, what’s up?” Literally the first thing I’m thinking when I…

Art and Stereotypes

Playing with Race

We are still stumbling across curated incredibilities taking place in museums and art…

Akosua Adoma Owusu: Welcome to the Jungle

Beauty and Power in Black Hair Culture

Interweaving different narratives such as hair salon dynamics and fallen celebrities, Akosua Adoma…

Inventing Your Own Game

Jack Whitten: A Painter’s Painter Gets His Long-Overdue Recognition

Many of the pioneering Black artists of the “post-war” period were largely neglected…

The Netherlands: Untold Tales

Dutch Afro Subjectivities: In a State of Becoming “Black”

The Netherlands was one of the most belligerent European colonial empires. Driven by…

The Netherlands: Untold Tales

Kevin Osepa: The Curaçao Artist Exploring Afro-Caribbean Spiritual Culture

Inspired by the “magical thinking” of his native Curaçao, Kevin Osepa uses photography…

In Conversation with Akinola Davies Jr.

“Colonialism in Britain is felt through the diasporas”

Entitled HOD, Akinola Davies Jr’s recent exhibition assembled a series of nonlinear films…

In Conversation with Diedrick Brackens

“I embody identities that defy narrow definitions”

Los Angeles-based artist Diedrick Brackens is a rarity in the growing virtual spheres…

The Netherlands: Untold Tales

Sara Blokland: “Who is allowed to be in the picture?”

The Netherlands was one of the most belligerent European colonial empires. Driven by…

In Conversation with Wu Tsang

Rethinking the Museum of Tomorrow

Who does the museum appeal to, who does it welcome, and who does…

In Conversation with Thuli Mlambo-James and Libita Clayton

“We’re all in this together”

A year ago, Thuli Mlambo-James was appointed new director at Johannesburg’s renowned Bag…

In Conversation with Keyezua

Bringing Ritual Back to the Mask

For 2018’s Cape Town Art fair, Luanda-based artist Keyezua will show a series…

32nd Bienal de São Paulo

A Visionary Whose Aim Is to Transform Culture

Acclaimed South African painter Helen Sebidi, who is showing at the 32nd Bienal…


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