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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.

(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.

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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In Conversation

Lamin Leroy Gibba: “I want to tell stories that feel truthful”

The actor, writer, and producer reflects on dominant cultural narratives and the complex lives of Black and queer characters on screen and stage.

Kosisochukwu Nnebe, an inheritance/ a threat / a haunting. Installation view, 2022. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario. Courtesy of the artist.

In Conversation

Kosisochukwu Nnebe: Exploring Ancestral Connections

The artist and curator discusses how the positions of marginalized people give us access to particular forms of knowledge about our societies.

Ludo by Yadi. Courtesy of the artist.

In Conversation

Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu Explains How Ludo Became an Exciting Artwork

Ludo by Yadi highlights local design and production while embracing community recreation and functional art.

Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West, 1992. Photo: Nancy Lytle

In Conversation

Coco Fusco Looks Back

Prior to her retrospective at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, the artist discusses the choices behind key works in her oeuvre.

Sasha Huber, Rentyhorn, 2008. Commissioned photography by Siro Micheroli. Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki.

Ecologies

Sasha Huber Looks at the Uncomfortable

The artist discusses her practice in the context of changing climatic realities and how symbolic actions can have an impact.

Eric Magassa, Blinking Blind, 2023. Installation view FLIGHT Malmö Konsthall, 2023.
Photo / Photo: Helene Toresdotter. Courtesy konstnären/the artist

In Conversation

Tawanda Appiah Ponders Beauty’s Transformative Potential

The Malmö-based curator talks about his current project at Skånes konstförening, creating immersive experiences, and rearranging history.

Atelier Ndokette, Ndokette Session, untitled, 2019. Courtesy of the artists.

In Conversation

How Atelier Ndokette Interweaves Artistic Practices

They have worked together as a collective since 2019. And their shared practices highlight the various ways in which clothes can speak.

Abel Rodríguez, Terraza Alta II, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Instituto de Visión.

Ecologies

Abel Rodríguez: The Namer of Plants

The Colombian artist of Nonuya origin is known in the art world by using drawing to preserve the memory of Amazonian flora at risk of extinction.

Musila/Soil Paint on Photopaper. Simonga, 2022 [analogue image: Victoria Chona, London 1971]. Courtesy the artist.

Ecologies

Banji Chona Calls on Ancestral Knowledge

The artist’s earth-based practice in the mopane woodlands is based on the reciprocity between her ancestral home and the offerings of her art works.

Margaret Abeshu, Installation view at 'Indoctrination: Multivalent Gestures', curated by Dahir Hussein, 18 March - 30 April 2023, Fotogalleriet, Oslo.

In Conversation

Dahir Hussein Explores the Plurivalent Nature of Indoctrination

After a fellowship at Fotogalleriet in Norway, Dahir Hussein was inspired to curate a group show on identity and indoctrination.

Velma Rosai, The Ways of My Serpent Mother are Strange (detail), 2022. Oil and acrylic on paper, 42 x 29.5 in / 45 x 33 in. Courtesy of Sarah Brook Gallery.

In Conversation

Velma Rosai-Makhandia: Inspiration from the Internal Space

Following her debut solo exhibition, the artist reflects on Blackness, the gift of intuition, and the potency of African spirituality in her work.

Lorin Sookool, project on going, 2022. Image by Tanja Hall.

In Conversation

Khanyisile Mbongwa: Wind, Woundedness, and World-Making

The curator of the twelfth Liverpool Biennial links emancipated artistic practices to the city, generating new questions about colonial histories.

Mae-ling Lokko, Grounds for Return, 2021. Photo: Selma Gurbuz. Courtesy of the artist.

Ecologies

Changing Perspectives on Waste

Our writer Edna Bonhomme speaks to Mae-ling Lokko about agrowaste, fungi, and her evolution as an artist.

Original tiles of the riad stairs. Courtesy of LE 18.

In Conversation

Laila Hida: Facilitating Creative Initiatives in Morocco

Louise Thurin met Laila Hida, co-founder of Le 18 in Marrakech, to talk about the genesis and visions of the creative hub.

Journal - A Year In Black Art, Issue V. Courtesy of BES.

In Conversation

The Black Embodiments Studio: Fast, Loose and Immediate Writing

Experimentation and exchange are the focus at Kemi Adeyemi’s arts writing incubator in Seattle.

Le Cake-Walk: Caucasian Chalk Circle (#9.1 & #9.2 Diptych), 2020, Heather Agyepong. (Commissioned by The Hyman Collection)

In Conversation

Heather Agyepong Engages with the Cakewalk

Exploring resistance through performance, the exhibition Wish You Were Here presents the artist’s interpretations of Aida Overton Walker's legacy.

Art & Conversations eGqeberha 2022 installation views (artworks by Asanda Mtana), image by Zimkhitha Xwashu

In Conversation

Zimkhitha Xwashu: South African Advocate for the Arts

In this Q&A, arts practitioner and blogger Zimkhitha Xwashu talks about her many projects to support the country’s young and upcoming artists.

Critical Writing Workshop Participant in Lubumbashi, 2017. Photo: Mustache Muhanya

Out Now Soon! C& Special Print Issue #artofcritique

Re-Generation of Life – A Roundtable On Critical Art Writing

Bwanga Kapumpa, Enos Nyamor, Miriane Peregrino and Lorna Telma Zita speak to Rose Jepkorir about their motivations and practice in recent years.

Installation View Na Chainkua Reindorf: Up To No Good at Nubile Foundation from 18 Nov 22 - 18 Feb 2023. Photo: Isaac Gyamfi. Courtesy of Nubuke Foundation.

In Conversation

Na Chainkua Reindorf: Unruly Artworks

The artist talks about the Venice Biennale, her multiperspective practice, and her interest in masquerade cultures.

Brandon Gercara, Lip sync of thought, performance/installation, speeches by Asma Lamrabet, Françoise Vergès, Elsa Dorlin, FRAC REUNION Collection, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Casablanca International Bienniale

Brandon Gercara: “I have the impression of being in a permanent state of displacement”

For the Casablanca Biennale, the artist explores feminist propositions as a tool for achieving emancipation and better ways of living together.

Installation View of

In Conversation

Wana Udobang: Exploring the Impacts of Shared Confessions

The Lagos-based artist invites audiences to share their innermost secrets in her mobile exhibition Dirty Laundry.

cameron clayborn. nothing left to be, Exhibition view Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, September 15, 2022-January 22, 2023, © cameron clayborn, Courtesy Simone Subal Gallery, New York, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Thomas Bruns

In Conversation

cameron clayborn: “It is always about trying to harness energy”

Magnus Rosengarten met up with the artist to talk about the body, emotional landscapes, parents, and how all this comes together in their work.

Frederick Ebenezer Okai, Fie, 2021. Courtesy the artist. Installation View of Earthy Structures and Contingent Breakthroughs at Gyamadudu Museum, Ghana.

Redefining Pottery

Frederick Ebenezer Okai Investigates the Possibilities of Clay

The artist’s solo exhibition explores his relationship with the earth and how his pottery is woven into the complex structures of Ghanaian society.

By Imani Jacqueline Brown

In Conversation

Imani Jacqueline Brown: What remains at the ends of the earth?

The artist and activist talks about the importance of ecological resistance and how it connects to our ancestors through the earth.

Guerrilla Girls, 3 White Women, 1 Woman Of Color And No Men Of Color-Out Of 71 Artists?(Detail), 1997. Paper, Offset print, 10,7 x 15 cm. © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln. Courtesy of the Museum Ludwig, Grafische Sammlung

In Conversation

Eboa Itondo: “One of the biggest challenges lies in institutional staffing practice”

C& talked to the recently appointed head of the Graphics Collection at Museum Ludwig about her strategies, visions, and wishes.

Ruth Ige on Blackness, Abstraction, and the Color Blue

In Conversation

Ruth Ige on Blackness, Abstraction, and the Color Blue

The artist talks about making art that is hard to decipher and the importance of portraying Blackness.

Hambre Publications. Courtesy of Hambre.

#weavingnetworks

Thoughts on Collective Archives

The collectives Hambre, Kayfa ta, Jatiwangi art Factory, and the Black Archives discuss perspectives on collective publishing and archiving.

La Impresora, Installation View exhibition documenta fifteen, 2022. Courtesy of La Impresora.

#weavingnetworks

Amplifying the Voices of Local Communities

The collectives LA IMPRESORA, Más Arte Más Acción, Jalada Africa, and Sa Sa Art Projects talk about collaborative publishing and sharing practices.

Sammy Baloji, …AND TO THOSE NORTH SEA WAVES WHISPERING SUNKEN STORIES (II), 2021, installation view, 12th Berlin Biennale, Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, 11.6.–18.9.2022, photo: dotgain.info

In Conversation

Marie Hélène Pereira: “I’m very fond of conversations that take you out of the over-intellectualization of things”

Magnus Elias Rosengarten met up with the co-curator of the Berlin Biennale to talk about real encounters, global challenges, and inspirations.

Clockwise: By Gloria Kiconco, Yina Jiménez Suriel, Serine Ahefa Mekoun and Russel Hlongwane

Out now! New Print Issues: C& and documenta fifteen

The Stuff That New Networks Are Made Of

Ann Mbuti looks behind the scenes of a joint project between C& and documenta fifteen that has resulted in four very unique print issues.

Oumar Ball, Installation View Biennale Internationale de Sculpture de Ouagadougou 2021. Courtesy of Jérôme Legrand.

In Conversation

Nyaba Léon Ouédraogo on the Biennale Internationale de Sculpture de Ouagadougou

Louise Thurin speaks to the Burkinabe photographer and co-founder to recapitulate the history and importance of the initiative launched in 2018.

Susana Pilar, “Dibujo intercontinental [Intercontinental drawing]”, 2017. Performance   Courtesy Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. © Susana Pilar. Photo: Marnix van den Berg

12th Berlin Biennale

Susana Pilar Delahante: Reclaiming Space through Performance

A chat with Cuban artist Susana Pilar Delahante about her career and the work she presented at the 12th Berlin Biennale.

(Left) Yvonne Vacha, Detail. (right) Natalie Perkof, Detail. Courtesy the artists.

In Conversation

Natalie Perkof and Yvonne Vacha on being Black Czech Artists

In a conversation with each other, the two reflect on their experiences as Black artists in the Czech Republic.

Laboratoire Kontempo, Film still

In Conversation

Laboratoire Kontempo Embraces the Art of Conflict

The founders of the Kinshasa based art project speak about artistic complexities and concepts of the foreign.

Françoise Vergès: Artists can translate Hope and Anger into Art-Dreams

12th Berlin Biennale

Françoise Vergès: Artists can translate Hope and Anger into Art-Dreams

An interview with the political scientist, film producer, curator, activist, and educator on her participation at the 12th Berlin Biennale.

Adéọlá Naomi Adérè̩mí, Aurélie, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation

Adéọlá Naomi Adérè̩mí: I Am Afro Greek

The filmmaker upholds experiences of being Black and Greek and creates an archive for the community and for generations to come.

Concerned Members of the Namibian Arts Community: It is a One-dimensional Problematic Pavilion

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Concerned Members of the Namibian Arts Community: It is a One-dimensional Problematic Pavilion

We talked to the collective that is questioning the selection process and intentions…

Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Brown Paper Envelope Test, 2021, HD Video, 7mins 36 secs.

In Conversation

Tobi Alexandra Falade: Inspired From (Un)Usual Spaces

The curator tells C& about an exhibition of Rosa-Johan Uddoh’s films, libraries as exhibition spaces, and Britain’s colonial legacy.

Jepchumba, Practicing some digital painting (Detail), 2021. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation

Nandi: An African-Made NFT Marketplace For the World

Nandi’s aim is to enable economic participation and cultural preservation of African creative content in the age of non-fungible tokens.

Videostill, enorê. Courtesy of the artist.

In Conversation

Brazilian Artist enorê Explores the Creative Language of Data

enorê, whose work challenges the idea of fluidity by connecting digital and non-digital art, speaks to C& about visible and invisible realities.

Vitjitua Ndjiharine, Performance at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Sommerfest 2021. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation

Three Namibian Artists on their Residency at Schloss Solitude

We talked to Vitjitua Ndjiharine, Hage Mukwendje, and Nesindano Namises about their approaches, methods, processes, and inspirations.

Adama Delphine Fawundu , Earth seed New York State, 2017. Courtesy of Adama Delphine Fawundu

In Conversation

Aldeide Delgado and the Women Photographers International Archive

We spoke to the founder of WOPHA about rediscovering forgotten female Cuban artists and photography’s many uses – including its ability for change.

Lunga Ntila Seeks GOD AMONG US in Her Body of Work

In Conversation

Lunga Ntila Seeks GOD AMONG US in Her Body of Work

Ahead of AKAA Paris we speak to the South African artist about her multiple identities, unfamiliar surroundings, and the symbolism of bees.

Exhibition view

In Conversation

Rafiki Arts Initiatives: Building Bridges Between Norway and Africa

We spoke to Nicole Rafiki, the artist behind a series of actions that…

Mwangi Hutter, What Must Matter, 2020. C-print, 40 cm x 54 cm
Edition of 5 plus II AP. Courtesy the artists.

“Auf Deutsch”

The Artist Mwangi Hutter Reflects on the Human Condition

C& spoke to the Kenyan-German artist duo about the creative process, merged identity and about producing works that aim to look “beyond differences”.

Adrienne Elise Tarver,

In Conversation

Adrienne Elise Tarver: Invisibility as Superpower

We speak to the New York artist about Black womanhood, invisibility, and the…

James Bantone, He Said, They Said, 2020, exhibition view, Coalmine, Zurich

“Auf Deutsch”

James Bantone: Mimicry, Performance and Community

The Swiss artist speaks to us about internet culture as a way to reconnect with Black and Brown queer communities.

Lebohang Kganye: The Urgency to Be the Author and Subject

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Lebohang Kganye: The Urgency to Be the Author and Subject

As we launch our latest artists’ edition with Lebohang Kganye, we revisit our…

Installation View of Salon Globalisto, curated by Mo Laudi. 17.06.21 > 31.07.21 at Galerie Bonne Espérance, Paris.

In Conversation

Mo Laudi Envisions Safe Spaces for Dissent

The multidisciplinary artist talks to Boitumelo Tlhoaele about a recent exhibition project and…

Student protests against the streaming of

In Conversation

Disrupting the Archives with Renée Akitelek Mboya

Magnus Rosengarten spoke to the curator, who lives in Nairobi, about tracing an…

Lina Ben Rejeb, Peintures domestiques No. II (Detail) , 2019. Indian fabric, DMC embroidery thread, 204h x 123w x 4d cm, Unique. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation

Lina Ben Rejeb: Pushing the Limits of Erasure

We speak to the Tunisian artist about her relationship with exhausting the material.

The Venus Bushfires/Helen Epega by Ebenezer Dada and emc3. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation

Helen Epega: “I compose with colors and shapes”

The Nigerian artist, singer, and composer speaks to us about her creative process…

Deborah-Joyce Holman, Unless (2021), Film Still. Yara Dulac Gisler & Deborah Joyce Holman. Courtesy of the artists

"Auf Deutsch"

Deborah Joyce Holman – Unless: The Potential of Subtle Acts of Refusal

We spoke to Swiss artist Deborah Joyce Holman about the key aspects of her poetic docufiction work.

Daniel Kojo Schrade, Afronaut 3-19, 2019. Oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas 50 x 70 inches. Courtesy the artist.

"Auf Deutsch"

Daniel Kojo Schrade: Broadening the Understanding of Diaspora

For centuries there has been Black cultural production from countries where German is…

Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art, Tamale. Image © Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art. Photo Nii Odzenma

Giving Back to the Continent

Savannah Center for Contemporary Art

The number of artists from the African Diaspora who enjoy considerable success in…

Colectivo Hilando Paz, Mochilas Útero Cultural. Photo: Carlos Perdomo. Courtesy of Minga Prácticas De-coloniales.

Minga Decolonial Practices, Colombia

Creation as a Collective Process

Minga Prácticas De-coloniales (Minga Decolonial Practices) is an interdisciplinary collective that wants to…

Critical Minded Convening @ 2017 Critical Minded | Photo by Ed Marshall Photography

In Conversation

Rashid Shabazz: Introducing Diversity into Art Criticism

As the executive director of the Critical Minded initiative, Rashid Shabazz hopes to…

A Bavarian Intergenerational Exchange

"Auf Deutsch"

A Bavarian Intergenerational Exchange

Malcom Ohanwe sat down with artist Ransome Stanley to discuss and compare Afro-German…

Untethered Magic Kitchen, Image courtesy of Untethered Magic

In Conversation

Untethered Magic Brings Art and Nature in Dialogue

The Nairobi art space Untethered Magic is about growth and independence – both…

Helina Metaferia: Weaving and Resisting in More Than A Few Ways

In Conversation

Helina Metaferia: Weaving and Resisting in More Than A Few Ways

Weaving together archival and social knowledge, artist Helina Metaferia considers her community’s everyday…

Awuor Onyango and Everlyn Nicodemus on Women and Strength

In Conversation

Awuor Onyango and Everlyn Nicodemus on Women and Strength

In a conversation between artists, our author Awuor Onyango speaks with Everlyn Nicodemus…

AfroDiaspora 2.0// e.V. : Creating Safer Spaces

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AfroDiaspora 2.0// e.V. : Creating Safer Spaces

For centuries there has been Black cultural production from countries where German is…

Karimah Ashadu, Film still -

In Conversation

Karimah Ashadu: Labor as a Practice Towards Independence

We spoke with artist Karimah Ashadu about artistic mediums’ own sense of curiosity,…

Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński: Looking As an Act of Knowledge Production

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Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński: Looking As an Act of Knowledge Production

For centuries there has been Black cultural production from countries where German is…

Fatimah Tuggar: Not Reactive, but Curious

Africa2020 Season

Fatimah Tuggar: Not Reactive, but Curious

Fatimah Tuggar’s work is included in the exhibition Beyond what we see at…

A Roundtable with Emerging Artists Working with NFTs

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A Roundtable with Emerging Artists Working with NFTs

Four artists speak to Tash Moore about the opportunities of digital art.

Josèfa Ntjam, A Crossing of Independences, 2021. Photomontage printed on Chromalux by sublimation 80 x 120 cm

In Conversation

Josèfa Ntjam: Dissolving the Separation Between Human and Non-human

Josèfa Ntjam is an artist, performer, and writer exploring concepts of fluidity through…

Tarek Lakhrissi: Staging Melancholy, Finding Inspiration in Other People’s Words

In Conversation

Tarek Lakhrissi: Staging Melancholy, Finding Inspiration in Other People’s Words

Tarek Lakhrissi’s solo show Perfume of Traitors opened at VITRINE gallery in London…

N’Goné Fall: More than a Season

Africa2020 Season

N’Goné Fall: More than a Season

The large-scale French event Africa2020 hasn’t had an easy start. Curator N'Goné Fall…

Massinissa Selmani, Untitled # 7, 2021 (Alterables series). Photocopy, graphite and coloured pencil on paper and tracing paper, 15,5 x 19,8 cm. © ADAGP Paris - Courtesy Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris

In Conversation

Massinissa Selmani: Creating Work Between Dualisms

Our author Elisa Pierandrei talked to Algerian artsist Massinissa Selmani about his enigmatic…

View of the the New Entrance. Photo: 32°East | Ugandan Arts Trust

In Conversation

Uganda’s New Arts Center is One Step Closer to Completion

With its fundraising campaign ongoing, 32º East | Ugandan Arts Trust is nearing…

ruby onyinyechi amanze, astral planes [only kin keeps us warm], 2020, Ink, graphite, colored pencils, photo transfers on four sheets of paper. Courtesy Mariane Ibrahim

In Conversation

ruby onyinyechi amanze: Drawing the Elements, Choreographing Freedom

ruby onyinyechi amanze crafts intricate collaged drawings that look like moments of choreographed…

Euridice Kala, detail of I, the Archive, Villa Vassilieff, Paris, 2020. Photo by Aurélien Mole

In Conversation

Euridice Kala: Rethinking the Archive

The Mozambican artist spoke to Sean O’Toole about her personal approaches to archives,…

Pintei o Éden de Preto, 2020. Courtesy of the David Zwirner Gallery

In Conversation with Maxwell Alexandre

“There is a Future Changing the Imagination of Subalterity”

The boy who was born in 1990 stepped into his inline “blades” for…

Installation View DMSUBM. Photo: Hannah Aders

In Conversation

Anta Helena Recke and Joana Tischkau on the German Museum for Black Entertainment and Black Music

C& spoke to the two founders of a new institution dedicated to Black…

Binta Diaw, AFR, Installation view. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation

Drawing From the Depth of Materials Within the Soil of Colonial Violence, Binta Diaw Is Literally Growing New Meaning

The artist spoke to C& about how she applies, removes, and layers symbolic…

Installation view ‘Diaspora At Home’ exhibition at CCA Lagos. Photo: CCA Lagos

In Conversation

Oyindamola Fakeye – the New Creative Director of CCA Lagos

Obidike Okafor spoke to the creative producer about the legacy of founder Bisi…

Victor Ekpuk, Shrine to Wisdom, Installation view at the exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now at Somerset House from 12 Jun – 15 Sep 2019. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation

Victor Ekpuk: Confronting the Beast Through Art

The Washington, D.C.-based artist spoke to Sharon Pendana about his multidisciplinary practice committed…

Nuno Silas, from the series The Intensity of Identity, 
2019-2020. Courtesy the artist.

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…

D'Angelo Lovell Williams The Lovers, 2017. Pigment print
20 x 30 in. © D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Courtesy of the artist and Higher Pictures

Collectors' View

Intersecting Patronage, Family and Community with Bernard Lumpkin

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

Mia Imani Harrison, Soil is an inscribed body. On Sovereignty and Agropoetics. Exhibition at SAVVY Contemporary e.V. Photo: Raisa Galofre/ Savvy Contemporary.

In Conversation with Bola Juju

Dreaming up Radical Resistance

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

Ifebusola Shotunde, Lagos, New Nigeria Studios at ART X Lagos, 2020.

Art X Lagos 2020

Radically Different, This Year

Tokini Peterside explains how Art X Lagos adapted to the pandemic and to…

Immy Mali, Kasonko the portal, 2018. Digital edition. The dwelling place for all memory. In playing kasonko, we ascended in classes, we bought land and built houses, we became landlords and evicted neighbours.

In Conversation with Immy Mali

Debating Memories with Several Selves

Through her fictional alter ego Marcue, Ugandan multimedia artist Immy Mali explores personal and postcolonial realities.

Installation View of

Installation View #museumshutdown

Tadesse Mesfin: Pillars of Life

Hundreds of independent art and museums spaces are forced to close again due…

Nina Chanel Abney, Imaginary Friend in Paris, 2020, augmented reality. Courtesy: Nina Chanel Abney and Acute Art.

In Conversation with Nina Chanel Abney

Catering to the Imaginary for a Real World

Our author Nelly Y. Pinkrah chatted with artist Nina Chanel Abney about her…

Manuel Mathieu, The Remarkable Entrance (Detail), 180x160 cm, Mixed Media, 2019

In Conversation with Manuel Mathieu

On Vulnerability and Generosity – when I leave I will be measured by what I gave and not what I’ve taken

Haitian artist Manuel Mathieu talks about the strength he can draw from the…

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe

In Conversation with Raphael Chikukwa

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe Plans to Digitize its Collection

Recently appointed executive director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Raphael Chikukwa talks…

Temitayo Ogunbiyi, “You will play in the everyday, running”, 2020. Courtesy the artist. Photo ©️ Amedeo Benestante.

In Conversation with Temitayo Ogunbiyi

A Playground for Social Justice

You will play in the everyday, running at the Madre Museum in Naples,…

Hakeem Adam, Perpetual Productivity: I Am Not A Robot, Super Deep Media II, Hochschultag - Hochschule für Künste, Bremen. 2020. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Hakeem Adam

Being Receptive to the Outside and in Contact with the Inside

Trusting his subconscious to look beyond a singular language of expression, the Ghanaian…

Renell Medrano, Sienna, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

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,…

Bartolina Xixa, Ramita seca la colonialidad permanente (Dry Twig, The Permanent Coloniality), video, 2019. Courtesy of Maximilano Mamani/Bartolina Xixa.

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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…

Installation view Frida Orupabo, Untitled, 2020, HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Dynamic Spaces, Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2020, © Contemporary And, photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Cologne / Nina Siefke

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…

Christian Nyampeta, Sometimes It Was Beautiful, 2018. Film Still.

In Conversation with Christian Nyampeta

How to Live Together

Recently awarded the European Union Prize at the 12th Rencontres de Bamako, Christian…

When Water Becomes a Screen

Modes of Belonging

When Water Becomes a Screen

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

Leticia Contreras, Estría Sagrada. Vertigios Preciosos (Sacred Striation, Precious Traces) installation view. Project Row Houses, Round 49: Penumbras: Sacred Geometries, 2019. Photo by Alex Barber.

In Conversation

Leticia Contreras on Art in the Age of Social Emergency

Texan native Leticia Contreras builds landscapes in her art. To C& she spoke about the exchange and her role as an artist, activist, and teacher.

Sasha Huber, Glacier I (left) and Glacier II (right), 2020. Installation View at Lokal Helsinki. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Katja Hagelstam/LOKAL

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…

Adji Dieye, Maggic Cube. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Adji Dieye

The Symbolisms of Seasoning

Adji Dieye is a transmedia artist living and working between Zurich, Milan, and…

Bamako Reaffirms its Place as a Photographic Hub

States of Mobility

Bamako Reaffirms its Place as a Photographic Hub

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

Zineb Sedira, The Lovers, 2008
© the artist/DACS, London and courtesy kamel mennour, Paris/London

States of Mobility

Between Two Worlds

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

Courtesy of Kabelo Malatsie.

In Conversation with Kabelo Malatsie

Deliberation and Discursive Terrain

This year's artistic directors of the Yokohama Triennale, Raqs Media Collective, invited Lantian…

Kiluanji Kia Henda: Memorial to Enslaved People, Lisbon. Foto: Kiluanji Kia Henda

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…

Ivy Mutuku, Practicing my serve. Courtesy the artist.

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…

Rahima Gambo, from the series

States of Mobility

The Movement of People and Art on the Continent

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

Art on the wall by Anedu Edozie From left: Savings, Old Money, Polaroid I & Polaroid II, 2019.

In Conversation with Oyinkansola Dada

POLARTICS Is the Gallery Creating Art Ecosystems in Africa

Initiated as a publication that merged politics and art, POLATRICS has evolved into…

Tony Albert, David C Collins and Kieran Lawson 'Warakurna Superheroes #1', 2017. Archival pigment print on paper, 100 x 150 cm. Courtesy of Sullivan+Strumpf

Over the Radar

Tony Albert: “My work looks at optimism in the face of adversity”

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

Emory Douglas, Paper Boy, 1969. Black Panther Poster. Courtesy of the artist

States of Mobility

Showing Solidarity Beyond Borders 

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

Untitled #1, from the series, Mama's Clothes, 2015, by Keisha Scarville. Courtesy of the artist.

States of Mobility

Those Who Leave and Those Who Are Left

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

Enuma Okoro at Literature Salon, AFRƎEculture 2020,  Marrakech. Photo: Ebony Siovhan

AFRƎEculture Marrakech 2020

Reinterpreting the Salon Marocain

Meryanne Loum-Martin calls AFRƎEculture an “homage to the Black Diaspora.” But the cultural…

Bandjoun Station. Courtesy of Barthélémy Toguo

Giving Back to the Continent

Bandjoun Art Station: The Importance of a Peripheral Institution in Cameroon

The number of artists from the African Diaspora who enjoy considerable success in…

Sanford Biggers - Object
Khemetstry, 2017
Antique quilt, birch plywood, gold leaf.
Consisting of two elements, hung on the wall with custom cleats. Photo Credit: Khemetstry, © Sanford Biggers and Marianne Boesky Gallery. Photograph by Object Studies.

In Conversation with Sanford Biggers

The Many Faces of Sanford Biggers

Though cerebral and multilayered, Sanford Biggers work moves easily from medium to medium.…

Installation view, Sandra Mujinga, SONW – Shadow of New Worlds, Bergen Kunsthall, 2019.

The Nordics: Out of the Shadows

Manoeuvring Through the Dark with Sandra Mujinga

Despite its colonial history, the Nordics don’t have large communities of people of…

Heba Y. Amin, Operation Sunken Sea: Relocating the Mediterranean, Inaugural Speech, 2018. One channel video 18'21'' . Photo courtesy of the artist.

In Conversation with Heba Y. Amin

Understanding the Contemporary Condition via Historical Megalomania

Connecting Europe and Africa by draining the Mediterranean Sea might sound like a…

Ebun A. Sodipo, although it may seem absurd, the earth also moves, Performance. Courtesy of the artist.

In Conversation with Ebun A. Sodipo

Challenging Epistemologies with Fragmented Prose

Resisting theoretical power structures via fragmented text, Ebun A. Sodipo’s work provides intimate…

Fondation Donwahi Abidjan  @Franck Fanny 2017

In Conversation with Illa Donwahi

Enabling Art in Challenging Environments

In just over ten years Illa Donwahi has transformed her family home in…

Amelia Umuhire, King Who, 2019. Video. Photo: Ronald L. Jones

Show Me Your Shelves!

Amelia Umuhire: Unpacking Hidden Rwandese Stories

Show Me Your Shelves! was a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

Florine Démosthène, Installation view

In Conversation with Florine Démosthène

Challenging the Self to Redefine the Canon

Démosthène’s contemporary take on the body – in the form of multi-media paintings…

Image Courtesy of ScumTrust.

#Seattle with Cura Club, Playthey and ScumTrust

Radical Collectivity

Known for the invention of Starbucks, its deep nostalgia for grunge, and a…

Detroit movement artist Jennifer Harge engaged the Parkman Library through performative reading groups for youth and adults. Harge activated texts by authors Virginia Hamilton, Saidiyah Hartman, alexispauline gumbs, and Audre Lorde through group discussions and movementresponses.

SHOW ME YOUR SHELVES!

Jennifer Harge: The Home as a Site of Pleasure

Show Me Your Shelves! is a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni (2018 Tierney Fellow), Ukugrumba. An exhibition part of the Market Photo Workshop’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations “The Homecoming 30”.

In Conversation with Ismail Mahomed

The Visionary Art Schools of South Africa

Two arts educational projects in South Africa have been providing Black students with…

Tizta Berhanu, Life in Violet, 2018, Oil on canvas, 140 x 140 cm

In Conversation with Tayo Ogunbiyi

Change Knocks for ART X Lagos

Ahead of ART X Lagos, running from 1 to 3 November 2019, C&’s…

Wynton Kelly Stevenson, Shadow Play at Allmost Studio (Detail), Berlin, 2013. Photo: Marie Chatard. Light assistant: Leonardo Gonzalez Andara

C& Special Edition #Detroit

The Wyndstrument

Wynton Kelly Stevenson speaks to Tikam Sall on being an African American musician…

Janine Jembere, to cite: diaspora, sound installation, 37:06 minutes, paper prints, 2019.

SHOW ME YOUR SHELVES!

Janine Jembere: Citing as an Act of Connection

Show Me Your Shelves! is a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

re:publica Sequencer Tour Detroit 2019 with Ingrid LaFleur (center), Armen Avanessian (left), William Senyo (right). Photo: Tash Moore

In Conversation with Ingrid LaFleur

Afrofuturism as a Safe Space for Radical Decolonizing

re:publica Berlin is Europe’s largest internet and digital society conference. Since October 2018…

Maren Hassinger, Diaries, 1978. Performance at Vanguard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Black and white Photograph

Inventing your own game

Maren Hassinger: “We are not alive to make money”

In the post-war period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Epheas Maposa, 2019, Therapy of the old maid, oil on canvas , 130 x 81 cm– Copyright 31 project/ Village Unhu

In Conversation with Epheas Maposa

Ascending to the Outer Rims of his Storylines

Epheas Maposa’s artwork is driven by the words, fears, and expectations of his…

Carl Nielbock and Asmaa Walton. C.A.N. Art Handworks, Inc. 2019. Photo: Anthony Parker

C& Special Edition #Detroit

An Afternoon at C.A.N. Art Handworks

Asmaa Walton speaks to metalsmithing artist Carl Nielbock on his life-changing journey from…

Images courtesy of James Gregory Atkinson. Photos by Paul-David Raerick

SHOW ME YOUR SHELVES!

A Black Gay Read in Detroit with James Gregory Atkinson

Show Me Your Shelves is a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

Skillman Library: Bree Gant, Otherlogue, 2019, glass jars, mussels, iron, resin, bees, cowries. Designed and produced on behalf of ifa with support of Contemporary And (C&) and in the in the framework of the German campaign Wunderbar Together – The Year of German-American Friendship https://wunderbartogether.org/about/ , initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office (AA), the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Photographer: Kashira Dowridge

SHOW ME YOUR SHELVES!

Bree Gant: Studying Old Conversations with Ancestors

Show Me Your Shelves is a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

Sethembile Msezane, Solitude, 2016. Photography, 84,1x118,9 cm. Courtesy Tyburn Gallery

In Conversation with Renny Ramakers

N’GOLÁ: Connecting São Tomé and Príncipe with the Mainland

For its eighth edition, N’GOLÁ, the biennial of São Tomé and Príncipe, aims…

Ayana V. Jackson (left) working with Muambi Wassaki (middle) in the studio. Photo: AIR

In Conversation with Ayana V. Jackson

“We are imagery’s biggest victims”

The Angola AIR (Artist-In-Residence) project, organized and sponsored by the ELA (Luanda Art…

Rahima Gambo 'A Walk' - installation view at Treehouse. Courtesy of the artist

In Conversation with Rahima Gambo

The Purpose of a Broader Narrative

She started out as a journalist, but as a multimedia artist Rahima Gambo…

A Woman Waiting in the Doorway, Harlem, NY, 1976. Photograph by Dawoud Bey

In Conversation with Dawoud Bey

Seeing Deeply

Seeing Deeply is an essential monograph that covers four decades of celebrated photographer…

Mapping Lomé From Within

In Conversation with Sémané Koffi Agbodjinou

Mapping Lomé From Within

The Palais de Lomé has been converted to a centre for arts and…

Installation view Collection Contemporary Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2018 © of the artists
Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Rico Burgmann; art works (f.l.t.r.): Kerry James Marshall, Vignette #15, 2014 / Zoe Leonard, Tree, 1997/2011 / Cady Noland, Log Cabin Roof [Blockhausdach], 1990 / Cady Noland, Truck Rack Blank [Leeres Lastwagengestell], 1991 / Cady Noland, Chainsaw Cut Cowboy with Baked Beans [Kettensägeschnitt-Cowboy mit gebackenen Bohnen], 1990 /Seth Price , Digital Video Effect:

In Conversation with Yilmaz Dziewior

Museum Ludwig: In Search of a Broader Audience in Cologne

In recent months, museums, particularly throughout the United States, have begun to reassess…

Palais de Lomé. Courtesy Palais de Lomé. Copyright Vincent Piment Production.

In Conversation with Sonia Lawson

Togo Reopens Major Center for Arts and Culture

The Palais de Lomé, a historic building converted into a dynamic center for…

Anna Martine Whitehead. Image credit: the artist

In Conversation with Anna Martine Whitehead

“The world needs more embodied people”

Anna Martine Whitehead is an interdisciplinary artist and dancer who is interested in…

Tavares Strachan,

Venice Biennale 2019

Tavares Strachan: The Idea of a Parallel Universe

Tavares Strachan represented the Bahamas National Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, in…

Michael Armitage, #mydressmychoice, 2015. © Michael Armitage. Courtesy the artist and White Cube Gallery.

Venice Biennale 2019

Michael Armitage: Painting From Afar

Michael Armitage’s famous painted bark cloths weave multiple narratives from historical and current…

Amina Zoubir, Searching for the Algerian Pavilion, photograph of the performance made in June 3rd 2013 during The Venice Biennale, behind sculpture of Marc Quinn on the island San Giorgio Maggiore, 120x80 cm, 2013. © Amina ZOUBIR ADAGP Paris

Venice Biennale 2019

Amina Zoubir on the Tribulations of the Algerian Pavilion

Several weeks ago Algeria was officially announced as a participant country at the…

The Miracle Workers Collective, The Killing of Čáhcerávga, 2019. HD Video Still. Produced by Frame Contemporary Art Finland for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Image courtesy of the artists. The Pavilion of Finland at the Venice Biennale 2019 is commissioned by Frame Contemporary Art Finland, 11 May - 24 November 2019, frame-finland.fi

Venice Biennale 2019

Christopher Wessels: Catalyzing Poetry in Times of Change

When Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung initiated the Miracle Workers Collective, artists and cultural…

The Miracle Workers Collective, The Killing of Čáhcerávga, 2019. HD Video Still. Produced by Frame Contemporary Art Finland for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Image courtesy of the artists. The Pavilion of Finland at the Venice Biennale 2019 is commissioned by Frame Contemporary Art Finland, 11 May - 24 November 2019, frame-finland.fi

Venice Biennale 2019

Giovanna Esposito Yussif: Changing Structures Closest to Home

The Helsinki-based curator and researcher Giovanna Esposito Yussif is part of the Miracle…

Georgina Maxim, Ma Mére II (Detail), 2018. Mixed media textile. Copyright the artist and Sulger-Beul Gallery.

Venice Biennale 2019

Georgina Maxim: When Patience Becomes Artistic Currency

Zimbabwean Artist Georgina Maxim’s artistic career is soaring exponentially. She was accepted for…

John Akomfrah. Mimesis: African Soldier, 2018. Three channel HD colour video installation, 7.1 sound Dimensions variable. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, New Art Exchange, Nottingham and Smoking Dogs Films, with additional support from Sharjah Art Foundation.
Photo © IWM / Film © Smoking Dogs Films

Venice Biennale 2019

Nana Oforiatta Ayim on Ghana’s First Ever Pavilion at Venice

In 2019, for the first time, Ghana will host a pavilion at the…

Chioma Ebinama, Chi Doll. Courtesy the artist and Boys’ Quarters Project Space

In Conversation with Zina Saro Wiwa

Re-Imagining Her World

Zina Saro Wiwa has many talents. Working between New York and Port Harcourt…

Charl Landvreugd, Performance

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…

Banele Khoza, (left) Watching You, Gouache on Paper, 2019. 42,5cm x 30,4cm (right) Warhol still 1, 2018. Acrylic and ink on linen canvas, 60cm x 81cm. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Banele Khoza

The Many Faces of Love

Banele Khoza is a visual artist who also writes poetry. In his most…

Clara Ianni e Mikhael Subotzky, Triangular, 2019. Image Credit: Lucas Barreto.

Conversations in Gondwana

Expanding Political Imagination Through South-South Collaboration

Conversations in Gondwana is a project initiated by Brazilian curators Juliana Gontijo and…

Dennis Osadebe, Hoop Dreams, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Circle Art Gallery.

In Conversation with Dennis Osadebe

Spectacularly Forward

Mixed-media artist Dennis Osadebe is all about interdisciplinarity. In the recent duo show,…

Alia Farid, At the Time of the Ebb, Production Still. New  commission  for  Sharjah  Biennial  14:  Leaving  the  Echo  Chamber  - Look for Me All Around You, 2019. Courtesy of the artist

Sharjah Biennial 14

Finding Alternatives to Representation with Claire Tancons

Featuring around ninety artists, the Sharjah Biennial 14 (SB14) will explore the theme…

Mónica de Miranda, Plateau, from the series Cinema Karl Marx (detail), 2017. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Paula Nascimento

Putting the Finger in the Wound

Artist Mónica de Miranda and curator Paula Nascimento have been working together for…

Grace Wales Bonner, Shrine I 2019, Grace Wales Bonner: A Time for New Dreams. (Installation view, 18 January – 16 February 2019, Serpentine Galleries). © 2019 readsreads.info

In Conversation with Grace Wales Bonner

Bringing One in Communion with Ancestors

Informed by her heritage, Grace Wales Bonner uses fashion as a means of…

Kevin Osepa, Wowo, from the series ‘Mester Blousé’, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

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…

Museo La Tertulia. Courtesy of the museum.

In Conversation with Alejandro Martín

Cali, Between Trauma And Hope

Over the past years, Museo La Tertulia in Cali has become one of…

Ja’Tovia Gary, Image from Giverny I (Négresse Impériale), 2018. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Zoe Samudzi

Blackness as a State of Matter

Zoe Samudzi has co-penned As Black as Resistance with William C. Anderson. In…

Dawoud Bey, Untitled #14 (Site of John Brown’s Tannery), 2017. Courtesy the artist and Art Institute Chicago.

In Conversation with Dawoud Bey

Safe Spaces in the Dark

The essence of night is a central figure in Dawoud Bey’s latest exhibition.…

Elle Pérez, Lineysha Sparx at Club Hippo's Euphoria Latina Party, Baltimore, 2013. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Elle Pérez

Fearless Bodies and Identities in Elle Pérez’ Photography

Elle Pérez’ photographs are striking and mysterious, depicting people and places from very…

Allison Janae Hamilton, Scratching at the wrong side of firmament., 2015
Archival pigment print
40 x 55 inches. Courtesy of the artist

In Conversation with Larry Ossei-Mensah

Traveling Through Unknown Territories

Larry Ossei-Mensah’s reputation in the US art scene is rapidly growing. With three…

Akinola Davies Jr, HOD_ , 2018. Installation view. Courtesy of Artist and Sketchedspace. Exhibition Design by Joseph Bond Studio. Photo by Ahad Subzwari

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…

Serge Attukwei Clottey, Getting examined (2018). Image courtesy of the artist and Gallery 1957, Accra. Gallery 1957 are exhibiting at UNTITLED, Miami Beach with work from Serge Attukwei Clottey, 5-9 December 2018

In Conversation with Serge Attukwei Clottey

“Afrogallonism” or the Migration of Plastic

Accra-based multi-media artist Serge Attukwei Clottey is presenting his work at UNTITLED, Miami…

Damon Davis
, Libations For Those We Sold
, 2018 62 x 35 in. Digital Collage. Image courtesy of PRIZM Art Fair

In Conversation with Mikhaile Solomon

PRIZM Art Fair Brings 63 Artists from the African Diaspora to Miami

PRIZM Art Fair returns to Miami for its sixth edition, from 3 to…

Diedrick Brackens stiches

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…

Unathi Mkonto, Presentation 1 (fitting 2) (2018) | Vinyl, mild steel, approx. 120 x 110 x 24 cm

FLAT

The Eroticism of Unathi Mkonto’s Abstract Sculptural Artworks

Unathi Mkonto is a South African artist who creates erotic sculptural works that…

Exhibition view for Gaëlle Choisne, TEMPLE OF LOVE at Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, Paris, 2018. Image credit © Aurélien Mole.

In Conversation with Gaëlle Choisne

Immaterial Explorations within Concrete Walls

It’s all about love in Gaëlle Choisne’s current solo show at the Bétonsalon…

Sara Blokland, Home, Installation, video and photography wallpaper , 11×3 meter, 2004. Courtesy LMAK Gallery NY

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…

Alia Farid, Installation view

12th Gwangju Biennale

Alia Farid: Museums aren’t very accurate

Imagined Borders, the title of South Korea’s 2018 Gwangju Biennale, has enabled a…

Exhibition by Wura-Natasha Ogunji. 33rd Bienal de São Paulo. 03/09/2018 © Leo Eloy / Estúdio Garagem / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.

In Conversation with Wura-Natasha Ogunji

The Body as an Audience Member

Wura-Natasha Ogunji spoke for C& América Latina with Will Furtado about her curatorial…

Remy Jungerman, INITIANDS, 205.
Painted wood, cotton textile, kaolin, bottles 112 x 96 x 16 inch (284 x 244 x 41 cm) photo© Aatjan Renders. Courtesy the artist

The Netherlands: Untold Tales

Remy Jungerman: The Space In Between

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

from left to right: Maya Wiley, Nontobeko Ntombela, Uzma Rizvi, Koyo Kouoh, Richard Hill and Carin Kuoni, panelists at the Vera List Center Forum 2018: If Art Is Politics. Tishman Auditorium, The New School, October 4, 2018. Photo credit: Simon Leung, courtesy Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

In Conversation with Koyo Kouoh

How Artists Participate in World-Making

In October The New School's Vera List Center for Art and Politics in…

Patricia Kaersenhout, Guess who's coming to dinner too? Installation view at WOW, Amsterdam, 2017. Photo: AatJan Renders. Courtesy the artist.

The Netherlands: Untold Tales

Patricia Kaersenhout: Regaining Dignity Through Revealing Erased Histories

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

Nikita Gale, ECHO I and ECHO II, 2018, acoustic foam, cement, approx. 5.5 x 8 x 1.25 in and 7.25 x 6 x 1.25 in. Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council. Photo: Ruben Diaz.

In Conversation with Nikita Gale

Experiencing Anonymity Through Abstraction

Sound is an intimate medium to California based artist Nikita Gale. In her…

Claude Gomis, Solidarity with Sékou Touré, 2016. Photo. Courtesy of the artist

Racism: a bigger picture

Using the Language of the Past to Reflect on Racism Today

The unfading legacies of Western racism is a paradigm Contemporary And continuously examines…

kate-hers RHEE, And then there were none. ©2013, performance HD video and C-Print photography, courtesy of the artist

Racism: a bigger picture

The Black, Asian and White Racial Triangulation

The unfading legacies of Western racism is a paradigm Contemporary And continuously examines…

Installation view of Ruins Decorated by Yinka Shonibare MBE at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, 2018. Courtesy Goodman Gallery.

In Conversation with Yinka Shonibare MBE

Metaphors for Humanity

It’s his first solo exhibition on the continent in fifteen years: This month…

Meleko Mokgosi, Democratic Intuition Lerato Philia I, 2016 © Meleko Mokgosi. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Round Table "identity"

Meleko Mokgosi: “the limitations that produce narrow interests are not caused by the artist”

In our ongoing series of round-table discussions we ask a selection of artists…

Exhibition view: Christophe Ndabananiye,

Christophe Ndabananiye

Searching for Mental Topographies

The Villa Romana in Florence is opening its space and this year’s winners…

(both images) Francis X. Nnaggenda, without title. Collection and Image courtesy: Weltkulturen Museum

In Conversation with Francis Nnaggenda II

Art Crossroads with Ugandan Mastery 

By expediently excluding Ugandan masters from a rich East African heritage, the 2018…

Francis Nnaggenda, Title and Year unknown, from private collection Rose Rohrer.

In Conversation with Francis Nnaggenda I

A Lifetime Shaping Art and Education in Uganda

Prof. Francis Nnaggenda is a legendary art educator, sculptor, and painter whose artworks…

Exhibition view Connecting the Dots at Temple Muse, Lagos, 2018. Courtesy SMO Contemporary Art

In Conversation with Olumide Onadipe

Giving Social Commentary a Visual Voice

Olumide Onadipe’s art stems from an anger at the way things are. So…

Black Lunch Table. Photo by Angela Hennessy

Black Lunch Table

Using the Lunchroom to Connect Black Arts Professionals

Starting from the phenomenon of self-segregation during lunchtime in schools and workplaces, Black…

Kelvin Haizel, things and nothings, 2017. Installation view at the 11th Bamako Biennial. Courtesy the artist.

C& Print Issue #9: Round Table

Kelvin Haizel: “The question points to the overburdened subject every artist from the Global South has had to grapple with in the last thirty years.”

In our ongoing series of round-table discussions we ask a selection of artists…

Paa Joe and Elisabeth Efua Sutherland, Akԑ yaaa heko // One does not take it anywhere, opening. Courtesy Gallery 1957, Accra. Photo Nii Odzenma

C& Print Issue #9: Round Table

Elisabeth Efua Sutherland: “It’s about the power of the narrative. People ask you, ‘Who are you?’”

In our ongoing series of round-table discussions we ask a selection of artists…

Thierry Oussou, Before It Is Completely Gone , 2018. Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg 

10th Berlin Biennale Special

From Archeological Methods to Contemporary Art

With C&’s Julie Abricot, the painter Thierry Oussou explains why his work for…

Las Nietas de Nonó, Ilustraciones de la Mecánica, 2016–18, mixed media; performances; documentation of the performance from 08.06.18, 10. Berlin Biennale, Volksbühne Pavillon, Berlin, courtesy Las Nietas de Nonó, photo: Timo Ohler

10th Berlin Biennale

Las Nietas de Nonó: “We Need to Heal the Wounds”

The Puerto Rican sisters and artists Lydela and Michel Nonó present their performances…

Johanna Unzueta, Mural Sink (Detail), 2018. Felt and thread , 300 x 200 x 35 cm. Courtesy the artist and 57w57Arts Gallery, NY

10th Berlin Biennale Special

Where Industrial Buildings Come In Pocket Sizes

Johanna Unzueta’s topic is labor. Not just in the social and historical sense…

Karl Peters, Portrait of Mildred Thompson, early 1970s. Photograph taken with fish-eye lens

10th Berlin Biennale Special

Opacity is a Different Kind of Clarity

Since the announcement in late 2016 of Gabi Ngcobo as the curator of…

Julia Phillips, Exoticizer, Worn Out (Josephine Baker’s Belt), 2017. Courtesy the artist and The Studio Museum in Harlem

10th Berlin Biennale Special

In Minimalism Everything Counts

The German-born artist Julia Phillips met C&’s Will Furtado to talk us through…

boychild. Foto credit: Inès Manai

In Conversation with Wu Tsang

Rethinking the Museum of Tomorrow

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

Dario Calmese, no. 155 (from Amongst Friends Series), detail, 2012. 36”x36”, achival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

In Conversation with Dario Calmese

The Bohemian Harlem Socialite That Inspired a Photography Project

Upon meeting Harlem socialite Ms. Lana Turner, Dario Calmese was so fascinated with…

Shiraz Bayjoo, filmstill

Dak'Art 2018: In Conversation with Shiraz Bayjoo

Broadening the Perspectives on De-Colonisation

Having grown up between two fishing towns his interest in everything oceanic was…

Installation view at Galpão VB, the new venue of Videobrasil Festival , Courtesy: Associacao Videobrasil, © Ricardo Amado

Remembering Dak'Art 2016

Changing Directions Whenever Necessary

Solange Farkas was one of the guest curators of Dak’Art 2016. C& talked…

Oneika Russell, Ambassador of the New World (video still/ installation detail), 2016

Dak'Art 2018: In Conversation with Oneika Russell

Riding the Waves of Time

Oneika Russell has always been fascinated by the cultural ambiguities of her native…

Arjun Appadurai, Modernity At Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, 1996. Courtesy: Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Conference Echoes of the South Atlantic

Arjun Appadurai: “The relevant issue is: rich versus poor”

The Indian anthropologist and professor at the New York University, Arjun Appadurai, warns…

Ayesha Hameed, Black Atlantis, Live audio visual essay, 2016.

Conference Echoes of the South Atlantic

Ayesha Hameed and the Future – Between Resistance and Destruction

In “Black Atlantis”, artist Ayesha Hameed looks into the possible afterlives of the…

Hasan and Husain Essop, Cape Town (South Africa), Variation, 2009. Pigment print on cotton rag paper. To see in

In Conversation with Same Mdluli

A Sense of Ubuntu

Young South-African curator Same Mdluli joined the Standard Bank Gallery as manager in…

Installation view of Stories of Almost Everyone. Photo: Joshua White

In Conversation with Aram Moshayedi and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi

„To Think a Thing Through”

Stories of Almost Everyone at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles engages with…

Image from Bag Factory work shop MOTHERS TONGUE. Photo: Lungile Hlatshwayo

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…

Array of old cars on display outside of the Village Unhu security wall. Photo: Tinashe Muchuri

Village Unhu

The Project Space Cultivating a Community of Artists in Harare

Founded by three creatives, Village Unhu in Harare, Zimbabwe, is an art space…

Brother(hood) Dance!, Photo: Jaimé Dzandu

C& Print Issue #8: Brother(hood) Dance!

Giving Same-Gender Love Visibility Through Dance

Ricarrdo Valentine and Orlando Hunter, the artists behind Brother(hood) Dance!, met four years…

Radha May, Installation View, When the Towel Drops Vol 1 Italy, Fabrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy, 2016

In Conversation with Radha May

The Collective Unearthing: Censored Scenes from Postwar Italian Cinema

The artist collective Radha May has created a work from scenes depicting expressions…

The Project in Finland Democratizing Gallery Space

Museum of Impossible Forms

The Project in Finland Democratizing Gallery Space

In 2017 three friends in Helsinki, Finland, joined forces to counter the inaccessibility…

Jota Mombaça, The Feel of a Problem, Berlin Biennale 10 #1 Public Program. Photo: Anthea Schaap

C& Print Issue #8: Jota Mombaça

Exploring the Body as Colonial Occupation

Switching between writing and performance, Jota Mombaça is an artist kicking against the…

Jean David Nkot , www.kolofata.it (Detail), 120x120cm, mixed media, 2015. Courtesy the artist

C& Print Issue #8: Jean David Nkot

Art as a Place of Remembrance

Jean David Nkot’s work examines the human condition and its place in a…

Keyezua, Fortia - Sailing Back to Africa as a Dutch Woman 02, 2017. Courtesy Investec Cape Town Art Fair and the artist.

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…

Guy Woueté, Love Jungle series. A set of 64 photos taken during the dismantlement of Calais’Jungle, a French refugee and migrant camp, in October 2016. Dimensions variable. © Guy Woueté.

C& and art21 magazine

Blending Art and Reportage with Guy Woueté

Cameroonian artist Guy Woueté takes inspiration from everyday life to create his paintings,…

Bronwyn Katz, Wasgoed draad (2017) | Salvaged wire and mattress lining, 133 x 183 x 18 cm

In Conversation with Bronwyn Katz

Bronwyn Katz Uses Beds to Trace How People Move in the City

Bronwyn Katz is a South African artist working across various mediums who is…

Justin Ebanda, Station de la Mémoire, project for SUD2017

C& Print Issue #8: Marilyn Douala Manga Bell

Giving Meaning to the City

Princess Marilyn Douala Manga Bell, the current president of doual’art, introduces SUD as…

Nina Chanel Abney, White River Fish Kill, 2017, acrylic and spray, paint on canvas, 84 3/16 x 120 1/8 x 1 , 15/16 inches, signed, dated on the back

In Conversation with Nina Chanel Abney

Using Bright Colors to Tell Dark Realities

In her debut solo exhibition at New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery last December,…

keyon gaskin, it’s not a thing, at “Black genus, genisis, genius,” 2015, Central Library Portland. Photo: Robert Duncan Gray

C& Print Issue #8: keyon gaskin

Disrupting Expectations

keyon gaskin is a Portland-based artist whose performative work is not restricted to…

Keyezua, Fortia (11), 2017. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Azu Nwagbogu

LagosPhoto 2017 Delves into our Post-truth World

In its 8th edition, LagosPhoto is a major festival for photography in Nigeria.…

Justine Gaga, Indignation, Installation, 2012. Courtesy the artist

C& Print Issue #8: Justine Gaga

A Human Dimension

Justine Gaga is a multidisciplinary artist who has taken part in multiple biennales…

Admire Kamudzengerere and Rachel Monosov, Transcultural Protocol, performance, 50 min, 2017. Image courtesy of Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

C& Print Issue #8: Admire Kamudzengerere

Where Drawing and Performance Meet

Representing Zimbabwe at the 57th Venice Biennale alongside three other artists, Admire Kamudzengerere…

Installation view, Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2017. © Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Jan Windszus

In Conversation with Iman Issa

Probing the Possibilities of Labeling

In Iman Issa’s installation Heritage Studies, the artist uses sculptures and text and…

International Congress of African Culture, 2017. Photo: National Gallery of Zimbabwe

A Groundbreaking Congress in Zimbabwe

How a Historical Art Conference in Africa Was Restaged

The International Congress for African Culture (ICAC) brought scores of international art practitioners…

Jamilah Sabur, Installation If Defined, Then Undefine, 2017 at Dimensions Variable. Courtesy Dimensions Variable.

In Conversation with Jamilah Sabur

Linking South America and the Caribbean

Jamilah Sabur is a Jamaican-born, Miami-based multidisciplinary artist. For her latest solo exhibition…

Ndjideka Akunyili Crosby, Super Blue Omo, 2016, Acrylic, transfers, colored pencils, collage on paper, 7 ft. × 9 ft. Courtey the artist.

In Conversation with Missla Libsekal

Art X: Expanding the Notion of Art Fair in Lagos

Art X is a young art fair that is strengthening the art scene…

Wura-Natasha Ogunji, The proof, un undersea volcano, attraction, extraction, distraction (Detail) 2017. Photo: C&

In Conversation with Wura-Natasha Ogunji

Coexistence is just a question of Imagination

In her recent exhibition “Every Mask I Ever Loved” multi-disciplinary artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji…

Wondrous Quotidian Black Lives: Liz Johnson Artur in Conversation

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize

Wondrous Quotidian Black Lives: Liz Johnson Artur in Conversation

Currently shortlisted for 2017’s Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant award…

Poku Cheremeh, Pokój, installation 2017. Exhibition Afriques Capitales, Paris.

In Conversation with Poku Cheremeh

Earthworms and Caramels

Poku Cheremeh’s latest work is all about food. And it started out with…

Rajkamal Kahlon. Altered cover of Die Völker Der Erde, by Kurt Lampert, 2017. Ink and gouache on bookcovers. Courtesy the artist.

In Conversation with Rajkamal Kahlon

Constructive Disruptions

Rajkamal Kahlon is looking for trouble. At least in the title of her…

Fatoumata Diabate, Portrait in a night club (Deatil), Bamako, 2012 from the series Sutigui (à nous la nuit). Courtesy the artist

C& and Aperture Magazine

The Midcentury Style

Fatoumata Diabate’s traveling studio revives the golden age of Malian studio portraiture.

Tahir Karmali, PAPER landscape, 2016, handmade paper made from immigration applications and photocopy toner, aluminum screening, and glass, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

In Conversation with Tahir Karmali

Folding Borders

Since artist Tahir Karmali moved from Nairobi to New York, he has been…

Impressions of Wood Land School at documenta 14. Photo by Anike Joyce Sadiq. © ifa

In Conversation with Duane Linklater

Centering Indigenous Bodies, Thought and Practice

The gathering Under the Mango Tree–Sites of Learning, that was organized by an…

Afriart Gallery, Kampala, Uganda. Courtesy of Jonah Batambuze

Afriart’s Newest Gallery Inspires Ugandan Artists to Dream Big

Beyond Borders and Boundaries

In 2002, as Daudi Karungi prepared to graduate from art school in Kampala,…

Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Nothing’s in Vain, 2017. Courtesy the artist and MACK.

In Conversation with Emmanuelle Andrianjafy

The Shapes of A City

The photographies of Emmanuelle Andrianjafy oscillate between the intimate and the distant. Especially…

Amelia Umuhire, still from Mugabo, 2016. Courtesy the artist

C& and Aperture Magazine

In Rwanda and Europe, Images of Creativity and Survival

An intimate conversation with filmmaker Amelia Umuhire

Teju Cole, Capri, June 2015. Courtesy the artist.

Writer, Artist, and Photographer

Queering the Heteronormative with Teju Cole

Teju Cole combines image and text to transgress simplistic divisions between media. For…

Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Untitled (detail), 2014. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary, London

C& and Aperture Magazine

Can African Critics Rewrite the Story of African Photography?

M. Neelika Jayawardane speaks with Emmanuel Iduma about the influential role - and…

Victor Ehikhamenor, A Biography of the Forgotten, 2017. Installation view at Nigerian Pavillion, 57th Venice Biennale. Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery.

In Conversation with Victor Ehikhamenor

The Purity of Intuition as a Force for Originality

Victor Ehikhamenor is one of Nigeria’s most vibrant contemporary artists. He is currently…

Nico Krijno, Boys in pool with masks (detail), 2014. Courtesy the artist

C& and Aperture Magazine

A Readymade World in the Heart of the Country

In a studio outside of Cape Town, photographer Nico Krijno refashions sculpture and…

Kiluanji Kia Henda, A City Called Mirage, 2013–2017, one of fifty black and white photographs. Courtesy of the artist.

“Dubaization”

Architecture Meets Desert in the Work of Kiluanji Kia Henda

Nadia Sesay spoke to multidisciplinary artist Kiluanji Kia Henda about his first solo…

Max Mbakop, from the BMX series, 2016. Courtesy the artist and YaPhoto

C& and Aperture Magazine

In Cameroon, A New Platform for Emerging Photographers

Podcast by AMET in conversation with Christine Eyene and Landry Mbassi

Souleymane Bachir Diagne, 2013. Courtesy of Antoine Tempé.

C& Print Issue #7

Souleymane Bachir Diagne: Trump Troubles

Senegalese philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne chats to C& about post-Trump America and Africa…

Marco Montiel-Soto, Permanent Storm for a Tropical Constellation. Wiener Festwochen, Performeum, Mai 2017, Photo: Lisa Rastl

Twisting the Position

Who discovered whom?

With the exhibition Conundrum of Imagination at the Wiener Festwochen, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng…

Christopher Udemezue, Untitled (Taken by the loa with a knife in her hand, she cut the throat of a pig and they all swore to kill all the whites on the island), 2017, Digital print. Courtesy the artist.

RAGGA NYC

Congregating the Queer Caribbean Community

For two months in spring this year, the New Museum in New York…

Délio Jasse, The Lost Chapter, Nampula, 1963, 2016. Photographic emulsion and screenprint on Fabriano paper. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary, London

C& and Aperture Magazine

Délio Jasse’s Endless Archive

Looking to vintage photographs and alternative processes, the Angolan Portuguese artist engages the…

‘ILLUSIONS’ by Grada Kilomba. Photo by Moses Leo (2016). Courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery.

In Conversation with Grada Kilomba 

Living in a Space of Timelessness

C& talks with Grada Kilomba about her transdisciplinary work, the presence of the…

School of Engineering at KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology), Kumasi (Ghana), 1956. Photo: James Cubitt. Courtesy of Alexia Webster.

C& Print Issue #7

Department of Now

The teaching methods at Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has…

Zohra Opoku, Unraveled Threads, 2017, Screenprints on cotton, canvas & linen 
Joined with thread/ Applications: Kente cloth, wool, acrylic paint etc. Courtesy the artist

In Conversation with Zohra Opoku

From Ghana to Bahia

Multidisciplinary Ghanaian-German artist Zohra Opoku has recently curated the show Nathi.Aha.Sasa. in Vienna…

Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1889, Planisferio, 2015 © and courtesy the artist; Afronova, Johannesburg; and Kehrer Galerie, Berlin

C& and Aperture Magazine

Malala Andrialavidrazana Redraws the Map

In photographs and photomontages, the Madagascar-born artist considers the global reverberations of African…

Host Protocol

C& Print Issue #7

Host Protocol

Sepake Angiama, Head of Education at documenta 14, and Elke aus dem Moore,…

The Exit Tour at the Off of the Dak'art Biennale. Courtesy of the Exit Tour members.

Looking back on the Exit Tour 2006

An Epic Art Journey through West Africa

Led by Goddy Leye, in 2006 seven artists went on a journey from…

Àsìkò Dakar, participants at Raw Material Company, 2014, Dakar. Photo by and courtesy of Erin Rice.

C& Print Issue #7

Àsìkò Diaries

Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Victoria Udondian and Dana Whabira talk to Stephanie Baptist about…

Spread from Hââbré: The Last Generation, 2014–16 (Fourthwall Books, 2016). Photographs by Joana Choumali. Courtesy the artist and Fourthwall Books

C& and Aperture Magazine

A Short History of the African Photobook

For Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, publisher of Fourthwall Books, the photobook is a space for…

Eric Gyamfi, Some of the LGBT community members organize a night of dance and performance for themselves after the international day against homophobia and transphobia event as a way to get to know other community members and to network. From the series Just Like Us, 2016. Courtesy the artist

C& and Aperture Magazine

In Ghana, Visions of Queer Friendship and Love

Eric Gyamfi reflects on his activism, photography, and telling the stories of West…

Aida Muluneh, Departure, 2016
Courtesy the artist and David Krut Projects

C& and Aperture Magazine

Learning from Addis Ababa

The Addis Foto Fest is a Forum Connecting African Photographers. Ethiopian photographer Aida…

Students in front of University of Yaoundé. Courtesy of Paul-Henri S. Assako Assako.

C& Print Issue #7

Troubling Categories

Indifferent African states have enabled Western elites to define the continent’s artistic production,…

Teaching to Empower

C& Print Issue #7

Teaching to Empower

C& asks M. Neelika Jayawardane, Sharlene Khan, and Felwine Sarr about teaching students…

Pélagie Gbaguidi, The Missing link Dicolonisation Education by Mrs Smiling stone, Documenta 14, Athens 2017. Installation, school desks, photographs of Dr. Peter Magubane, glassine paper sheets, drawings with color pencil, earth and lipstick on transparent paper, video, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

C& Print Issue #7

“If you’re running from history, it will eventually catch up with you”

Pélagie Gbaguidi, an artist from Benin appearing on documenta 14, tells C& about…

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Passageways, Involuntary Narratives, and the Sound of Crowded Spaces, 2015-2017. Inkjet prints. Courtesy of the artist.

C& and Aperture Magazine

Camerawork Now

New technologies have helped and hindered the development of photography on the continent,…

Minia Biabiany, The Unity is submarine, Installation 2015. Courtesy by the artist.

In Conversation with Minia Biabiany

Poetics of Immanence

Minia Biabiany talks about her installation art, how her Caribbean upbringing influences her…

Jeannette Ehlers
'Whip it Good’ 2017. Photo: Aukje Lepoutre Ravn. Courtesy the artist.

Decolonial Thinking with Rolando Vázquez

The End of the Contemporary?

In March of this year, the sociologist Rolando Vázquez was invited to Berlin…

Samuel Fosso, La femme libérée américaine dans les années 70 (The liberated
American woman of the 1970s), 1997, from the series Tati
© the artist and courtesy JM Patras/Paris

C& and Aperture Magazine

The Lives of Samuel Fosso: A Conversation with Yves Chatap

This article is part of a series produced in collaboration with Aperture magazine,…

Detail. Doors of Distance (2017). Printed voile and wooden construction. Dimensions variable. Courtesy Bianca Baldi and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof. Photo: Michael Pfisterer

Have a second sight with Bianca Baldi

How Spaces Can Be Transformed

Viktoria Draganova talks to Bianca Baldi about her first institutional solo exhibition “Eyes…

Installation at the Number Four Prison Section, Room 1, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg 2017 Image courtesy of Marijn Smulders

Weights and Measures with Natasha Becker

Justice under the Spotlight

The traveling exhibition Weights and Measures by Bradley McCallum just closed at Constitution…

John Akomfrah (British, born 1957) . The Unfinished Conversation. 2012. Three-channel video (color, sound). 45 min. The Contemporary Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art, The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, and through the generosity of Bilge Ogut and Haro Cumbusyan, 2016. © 2017 John Akomfrah.

'Unfinished Conversations' with Thomas J. Lax

“With an Openness to try things anew…”

Our author Magnus Rosengarten met with Thomas J. Lax, one of the curators…

Richard Kimathi, Bubbles, 2016, mixed media on canvas, 158 x 142cm. Image courtesy of the artist and One-off Gallery, Nairobi.

Venice Biennale 2017

Shaping the Bigger Picture

Jimmy Ogonga, curator of the Kenyan Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, met with…

Libita Clatyton, In the Absence of Ruins There Will be Innovation. Multiple Iconic Political gestures within a 20 minute hand Performance, 1/8 Arnolfini, Uk, 2016

Venice Biennale 2017

Corrupting the Idle Space

Libita Clayton, participating artist at the very first Diaspora pavilion, talks about ideas…

Qudus Onikeku, Right Here, Right Now

Venice Biennale 2017

‘How About Now?’

Curator Adenrele Sonariwo sheds a light on her conceptional approach and explains how…

Admire Kamudzengerere. Kushaya Pekutarisa 2017. 117 x 75cm. Monotype and silkscreen on paper. 

Dova Kumeso Kwangu 2017. 114 x 86cm. Monotype and silkscreen on paper.

Guruva Kumeso 2017. 151 x 106cm. Monotype and silkscreen on paper.

Venice Biennale 2017

Admire Kamudzengerere: The Annals of History

The artist elucidates his contextual use of media and explains why sociopolitical issues are key elements of his work.

Arlene Wandera. Pulled
2013. 60 x 42 x 38cm
(Height variable). Plaster, Plastic Bucket, Chains, Ratchet Block, 2 Everymen.

Venice Biennale 2017

A Space, inside and outside

Arlene Wandera reflects on spatiality and tactility, while giving us a quick glance…

Performance by Barby Asante. Photo by Jess Harrington

Venice Biennale 2017

Barby Asante: Knowledge is Agency

With her work Intimacy and Distance, Barby Asante is a participating artist at…

Modupeola Fadugba, Le Papillon: Accra, 2017, acrylic, oil, and ink on burnt paper, 51 x 64 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Modupeola Fadugba at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Heightened Sensitivity

Multimedia artist Modupeola Fadugba talks about her use of symbolic imagery and fragile…

1:54 New York 2015 © Sasha Arutyunova

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Art Fairs are opening up

Touria El Glaoui, founder of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, speaks about the…

Zina Saro-Wiwa, The Invisible Man, 2015 © and courtesy the artist

C& and Aperture Magazine

Okwui Enwezor and Artur Walther on the Recent Histories of African Photography

The influential curator Okwui Enwezor and collector Artur Walther discuss African photography, past…

Macandal's album

Interview with Macandal, Mexican Hip-Hop Artist

Body Balance: Bigidi

As you all know we are celebrating the launch of our first C&…

Adam Pendleton, shot him in the face. Installation view. KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 2017. Photo: Frank Sperling

Thinking Black Dada with Adam Pendleton

How Abstraction is Another Word for Freedom

Our author Gauthier Lesturgie met up with artist Adam Pendleton to talk about…

Phoebe Boswell, installation view For Every Real Word Spoken. Tiwani Contemporary, London, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Tiwani Contemporary

Interview with Phoebe Boswell

Breaking the Silence

Multimedia artist Phoebe Boswell talks about her latest show, For Every Real Word…

Group photo of Asiko participants and some of the faculty members standing infront of the African Union building in Addis Ababa. Photo: Aron Simeneh

Curriculum of Connections: Àsìkò Art School

Collaborative Criticism

Martha Kazungu, a former participant of Àsìkò Art School in Addis Ababa, talks…

Architectural sketch for 32º East Ugandan Arts Trust. Periscope UK, 2017. Courtesy of Periscope

32º East Ugandan Arts Trust's New Home

Ugandan Artists Prepare To Soar With Newly Designed Arts Centre

Our author Jonah Batambuze talks to James Hampton, Daniel Rea and Teesa Bahana…

Sabelo Mlangeni, Arob House, 2004. Photography. Courtesy of the artist

C& at Office: Sabelo Mlangeni

“When I dream, I see color…”

South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni dropped by at Contemporary And’s Berlin office. Here…

Coco Fusco, Words May Not Be Found, 2017, Performance at SOPHIENSÆLE (2017), co-produced with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Diethild Meier.

Coco Fusco's New Performance Piece: Words May Not Be Found

Facing Historical Realities

Coco Fusco spoke with our author Jasmina Al-Qaisi about her latest research and…

Kemang Wa Lehulere. Installation view Kemang Wa Lehulere: Bird Song. Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, 2017. Photo by Mathias Schormann. © Kemang Wa Lehulere, Sophia Lehulere, Gladys Mgudlandlu, courtesy STEVENSON Cape Town and Johannesburg

Interview: Kemang Wa Lehulere, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle “Artist of the Year” 2017

The Desire to No Longer Be Silent

C& talks to Kemang Wa Lehulere about his show Bird Song, currently on…

Alya Sebti, Director of the ifa Galerie Berlin. Photo by Victoria Tomaschko

Thinking Tout-monde with Alya Sebti

UNTIE TO TIE

Our author Elsa Guily met up with Alya Sebti, the director of the…

Delio Jasse, Terreno Ocupado , 2014.
Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Tiwani Contemporary

Interview: Art Paris Art Fair 2017

It’s a great occasion for presenting artists who are otherwise invisible in France

Our author Tanja Schreiner interviewed Marie-Ann Yemsi, guest curator for the African focus at…

NON at CTM, Berlin, 2017. Photo by Udo Siegfriedt

C& Focus: Performance & Young Global Contemporaries

The Great Sonic Experience

Our author Will Furtado went backstage during rehearsals to meet the performance artist…

Lubaina Himid, Le Rodeur: Exchange, 2016. Courtesy of the artist, Hollybush Gardens, and Modern Art Oxford

Filling in the Gaps

Lubaina Himid’s Art of Excavation

With two retrospectives and a group show happening simultaneously in the first four…

William Pope L., Baile. Performance at the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, 2016. Courtesy of Fresh Art International

In Conversation with William Pope.L 

On Endurance

In this podcast episode produced by Fresh Art International, American artist William Pope.L…

A Networked Practice

C& Commissions: CUSS

A Networked Practice

For C& Commissions, CUSS present their first horror short film Streetkid. The collective…

Collaborative Curiosity

Don't Mourn, Organize!...Jonathan Gonzalez

Collaborative Curiosity

Our author Magnus Rosengarten asks New York-based performance artist Jonathan Gonzalez: How can…

The Carpet as a Poetics of Our Relationship 

A Meeting at Mostafa Maftah’s Studio

The Carpet as a Poetics of Our Relationship 

Artist Mostafa Maftah caught up with our author Elsa Guily to talk about…

EJ Hill, Surrendered (A Harrowing Descent), 2016. Acrylic, collage, and photo transfer on birch panel. Courtesy of the artist and the Studio Museum in Harlem

Don't Mourn, Organize!...EJ Hill

Ensuring that we see ourselves

Our author Magnus Rosengarten talks to California-based artist EJ Hill about Trump, activism…

Listening is a skill and we don’t do it enough

In conversation with Tumelo Mosaka

Listening is a skill and we don’t do it enough

Daniel Hewson in conversation with Tumelo Mosaka, new chief art curator of Cape…

When Correspondence Reactivates History 

Project THABRATE: Badr El Hammami

When Correspondence Reactivates History 

Moroccan artist Badr El Hammani talks to our author Elsa Guily about K7…

I’m more interested in criticality

Don't Mourn, Organize!...Jibade-Khalil Huffman

I’m more interested in criticality

In the new series Don't Mourn, Organize! we ask artists, writers, curators during…

Narratives in Progress

The Speeches Series: Bouchra Khalili

Narratives in Progress

Our author Elsa Guily caught up with Bouchra Khalili to talk about her…

I grew up with Johannes Haile and his photographs.

Interview: Meskerem Assegued

I grew up with Johannes Haile and his photographs.

In the show With Different Eyes, curator Meskerem Assegued pays tribute to Ethiopian…

We want to be better merchants of dreams.

The NEST Collective in Nairobi

We want to be better merchants of dreams.

The Nest Collective talks to C& about their eclectic projects from books to…

In conversation on the southern tip of the African continent

In Context: Africans in America

In conversation on the southern tip of the African continent

C& talks to Liza Essers, Director of the Goodman Gallery, about the gallery's…

Venetian gothic architecture, super realist painting and disco culture

Interview with Turner Prize candidate Anthea Hamilton

Venetian gothic architecture, super realist painting and disco culture

This year's Turner Prize will be awarded tonight, 5 December. C& met nominee…

Karo Akpokiere's life size colouring wall installation saw guests add in their own colour, patterns, and signatures in this interactive piece that aimed to highlight the glaring divide between the social classes in Lagos.

A Viewing Tour

C& Video: Art X Lagos

Watch our video tour around the art fair Art X Lagos! Our C&…

Emeka Ogboh, PLAY BACK – The African Union: 20 to 20,000 Hz, installation view, 2015, ifa Gallery Berlin. (c) Victoria Tomaschko

In Conversation with Emeka Ogboh

Addis to Berlin via Lagos

Sound artist Emeka Ogboh caught up with C& to talk about his African…

Collecting Histories

Collectors' View: Nigeria

Collecting Histories

Prince Yemisi Shyllon’s collection holds over seven thousand pieces. The Nigerian art collector…

What exactly is “African art”?

In conversation with Ato Malinda and Yinka Shonibare MBE

What exactly is “African art”?

Nadia Sesay talks to Ato Malinda and Yinka Shonibare MBE, honorees of the…

Where the White Nile and the Blue Nile Meet

Sudan Focus: Ala Kheir

Where the White Nile and the Blue Nile Meet

C& speaks to Ala Kheir of the Sudanese Photographers Group, a collective made…

The Tangled Histories of Disconnected Places

Ideas in Conversation: Lucia Nhamo

The Tangled Histories of Disconnected Places

There are contextual parallels between Brazilian and Zimbabwean politics, says artist Lucia Nhamo,…

An Essential Gesture of Cultural Resistance

Collaborate & Co-create

An Essential Gesture of Cultural Resistance

A round-table conversation with three collectives about the role of their artist-run platforms:…

It Is Necessary to Be Able to Dream…

C& Focus: Performance & Young Global Contemporaries

It Is Necessary to Be Able to Dream…

In a round-table conversation with our author Magnus Rosengarten, three emerging performance artists…

Transmutations and Transpositions

A Conversation with artist Emo de Medeiros

Transmutations and Transpositions

Emo de Medeiros is a Beninese-French transmedia artist. He showed his work at…

Poetic Gestures

Kampala Art Biennale 2016: Julien Creuzet

Poetic Gestures

Caribbean is tied to Africa by history, plain and simple, says artist Julien…

Isaac Kariuki, Untitled. Self-portrait, 2016. Courtesy of the artist

Kampala Art Biennale 2016: Isaac Kariuki

It’s a complicated relationship

C& talks to young media artist Isaac Kariuki about the making of zines,…

Narratives are everything for me

Kampala Art Biennale 2016: Kitso Lynn Lelliott

Narratives are everything for me

Joburg-based artist Kitso Lynn Lelliott chats with C& about the Black experience that…

Daily Life into Art

Kampala Art Biennale 2016: Sheila Nakitende

Daily Life into Art

Multimedia artist Sheila Nakitende tells C& how her practice engages with questions of…

Walking into Art 

Collectors' View: South Africa

Walking into Art 

Audrey Mothupi, South African CEO of a global research and technology firm, explains…

Keeping it local

Collectors' View: South Africa

Keeping it local

Lindelwa Farisani spoke with our writer Daniel Hewson about how her school teachers…

In Conversation with Anawana Haloba

32nd Bienal de São Paulo

In Conversation with Anawana Haloba

In collaboration with Cathy Byrd from Fresh Art International, C& is starting a…

The ABCs of Dalton Paula: From Africa to Bahia and, of Course, Cuba

32nd Bienal de São Paulo

The ABCs of Dalton Paula: From Africa to Bahia and, of Course, Cuba

Brazilian artist Dalton Paula talks to OMenelick 2°Ato’s Alexandre Araújo Bispo about his…

A Visionary Whose Aim Is to Transform Culture

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…

The Art of the Black Atlantic III

Race and Art in Contemporary Brazil

The Art of the Black Atlantic III

C& talks to independent curator Fabiana Lopes who is currently researching the production…

Kalisolaite ‘Uhila: I Use My Tongan Knowledge and Identity as Resources

Over the Radar

Kalisolaite ‘Uhila: I Use My Tongan Knowledge and Identity as Resources

Struggle has shaped New Zealand artist Kalisolaite 'Uhila’s practice, which engages issues of invisibility, survival and cultural hybridity.

History is contemporary, and is happening now

On Borders and Frontiers

History is contemporary, and is happening now

The sixth Invisible Borders road trip project took an inward focus, Emeka Okereke…

Curating reaches a wider audience

Art + Practice

Curating reaches a wider audience

Los Angeles-based curator Jamillah James chats to C& about the state of art…

There is so much that is lost to me

SuperQueeroes - LGBTI Comics

There is so much that is lost to me

Our author Magnus Rosengarten caught up with US artist Lavender Wolf about comics,…

I feel more like a health practitioner

Reconnecting and resisting

I feel more like a health practitioner

French-Guyanese-Danish media artist Tabita Rezaire talks to C& about decolonisation, health, politics, collaboration…

The Art of the Black Atlantic II

Race, Art and Publishing in Contemporary Brazil

The Art of the Black Atlantic II

Founded in 2007, O Menelick 2° Ato is a publishing project focusing on…

Daniela Ribeiro, Trans-Goddes Goddes.Photo, resins, video. Courtesy of GAFRA

In Conversation with Daniela Ribeiro and Ndidi Emefiele

Art between the dimensions

Oris Aigbokhaevbolo, a talented, young participant of C&’s critical writing workshop in Lagos…

Changing Directions Whenever Necessary

Dak'art 2016

Changing Directions Whenever Necessary

Solange Farkas is one of the guest curators of this years Dak'Art. C&…

“You can’t take everyone for granted”

RADIO KUNCI at ifa-Gallery Berlin

“You can’t take everyone for granted”

C& in conversation with Syafiatudina and Ferdiansyah Tajib, members of the KUNCI arts…

“An artist has to be a visionary”

magazines

“An artist has to be a visionary”

The Leopold Senghor award of Dak’art 2016 was given to the Egyptian/ Swiss…

Speak to the World

Dak'Art 2016

Speak to the World

In conversation with artist Heba Y. Amin about the artistic community in the…

Recipe for the Non-aligned

Dak’Art 2016

Recipe for the Non-aligned

Sumesh Sharma, a curator based in Mumbai, is on the curatorial team for…

If Truth Was a Woman…

Dak'Art 2016

If Truth Was a Woman…

Contemporary And catches up with Mozambican artist Euridice Kala before she heads to Dak’Art…

City of Labor

Dak'Art 2016

City of Labor

Simon Gush’s films explore images of labor. His recent film, “Lazy Nigel” is…

Sonic Experiences

Dak'Art 2016

Sonic Experiences

C& talks to Berlin-based artist Satch Hoyt about the force of sound, the…

Art should be beautiful

In Conversation with Turiya Magadlela

Art should be beautiful

Turiya Magadlela just presented her politically charged pantyhose installations at this year's Armory…

Design Your Own Daddy

Alternative Role Models

Design Your Own Daddy

A conversation about father figures and artist Rotimi Fani-Kayode...

The Artisan Holds the Knowledge 

Marrakech Biennale 6

The Artisan Holds the Knowledge 

Our author Elsa Guily met with young artist Sara Ouhaddou to talk about…

Exploring the Dimensions

In Conversation with Gareth Nyandoro

Exploring the Dimensions

C& talks to Harare-based artist Gareth Nyandoro about local markets as his main…

Art Practice is a Bodily Function

C& Print: The Interview Issue

Art Practice is a Bodily Function

Dallas-born Brooklyn-based filmmaker Terence Nance doesn’t self-subscribe to any descriptions but, he tells…

It’s all about sharing knowledge

C& Print: The Interview Issue

It’s all about sharing knowledge

Shortly before his death in 2014, legendary South African artist Peter Clarke chatted…

Flexible Personalities

Exploring New Spaces

Flexible Personalities

Haitian artist Tessa Mars talks alternative identities, residencies, and Caribbean art

What is Urgent to You?

Focus Lesotho

What is Urgent to You?

Morija, a town in western Lesotho, is the staging ground for an on-going…

There Isn’t One Way of Doing Things

C& Print: The Interview Issue

There Isn’t One Way of Doing Things

London multi-media artist Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom draws on various inspirations for his work.…

The Art of the Black Atlantic I

C& Print: The Interview Issue

The Art of the Black Atlantic I

C& talks to Renata Felinto about Afro-Brazilian presence and artistic productions.

Focus on Now, Not Tomorrow

C& Print: The Interview Issue

Focus on Now, Not Tomorrow

Curator Reem Fadda, who directs the sixth edition of the Marrakech Biennale, speaks…

Post-Internet What?

C& Print: The Interview Issue

Post-Internet What?

Los Angeles-based Martine Syms has been called a net artist, graphic designer, and…

“I’m not interested in making art about where I’m from”

The Armory Show Focus: African Perspectives

“I’m not interested in making art about where I’m from”

C& talks to artist ruby onyinyechi amanze about developing new narratives

The Warp and Weft of Experience

The Armory Show Focus: African Perspectives

The Warp and Weft of Experience

Pop culture and contemporary politics converge in Cape Town-based Zimbabwean Dan Halter’s labor-intensive…

A New Gallery Caters to Growing Interest in Ethiopian Art

The Armory Show Focus: African Perspectives

A New Gallery Caters to Growing Interest in Ethiopian Art

C& talks to the gallerists behind Addis Fine Art.

An Insider and Outsider

The Armory Show Focus: African Perspectives

An Insider and Outsider

C& talks to young photographer Namsa Leuba

Trans-African Clarity

Independent Art Writing

Trans-African Clarity

Our author An Paenhuysen talks to Emmanuel Iduma, Ndinda Kioko and Moses Serubiri…

“Where are all the young Black art critics?”

Critical Experimentation

“Where are all the young Black art critics?”

Our author An Paenhuysen talks to Jessica Lynne and Taylor Renee, founders of…

NEW HOME

Addis Living

NEW HOME

Our author Magnus Rosengarten met organizer and curator Ezra Wube and artist Martha…

“I am no longer a purist…”

The Armory Show Focus: African Perspectives

“I am no longer a purist…”

Our author Magnus Rosengarten met the artist for a conversation in Berlin

Scaffolding and Flags

Art + Writing

Scaffolding and Flags

C& talks to young artist and curator Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh the use of flags,…

A Point of Departure from the Past

Indonesia meets Nigeria

A Point of Departure from the Past

Our author Bukola Oye caught up with photographer and Video Artist Aderemi Adegbite…

We do not seek to speak in place of the artist

New Curatorial Voices

We do not seek to speak in place of the artist

Emerging South African curators Nomusa Makhubu, Nkule Mabaso and Amy Watson speak about…

C& Video: We Are Still Here

10th Bamako Encounters

C& Video: We Are Still Here

In this video, C& talks to the young photographer Mimi Cherono Ng'ok about…

Bypassing the Global North

Indonesia meets Nigeria

Bypassing the Global North

Alia Swastika, the dynamic curator of this year’s Biennale Jogja, talks to C&…

The Line between Analysis and Insult

The Language of Comics

The Line between Analysis and Insult

Andeel, one of Egypt’s foremost political cartoonists, talks about his early suspicion of…

“We have to test the premise that nations no longer matter.”

In conversation with Okwui Enwezor

“We have to test the premise that nations no longer matter.”

C& talks to Okwui Enwezor, director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich…

Thinking about photos as a sculptor

Bamako Encounters 2015

Thinking about photos as a sculptor

Martinique-born photographer Steeve Bauras, who is showing new work at Bamako Encounters, talks…

“I’m drawn to the paradox of permanence and impermanence”

Sculptor Ledelle Moe

“I’m drawn to the paradox of permanence and impermanence”

Our author Massa Lemu talks to Ledelle Moe about her sculptural practice.

Connecting the Dots: Blaxploitation and Afrofuturism

Queer Lisboa Film Festival

Connecting the Dots: Blaxploitation and Afrofuturism

C& caught up with Pedro Marum and Ricki Merighi, who curated the program…

Karo Akpokiere: On drawing shoes and movement

Venice Biennale 2015

Karo Akpokiere: On drawing shoes and movement

C& talks to artist Karo Akpokiere about his dedication to graphic design, crossing…

Directing a Museum that Responds to History

In conversation with Thelma Golden, director and chief curator at the 
Studio Museum in Harlem

Directing a Museum that Responds to History

Thelma Golden, the director and chief curator at the 
Studio Museum in Harlem,…

“Our strategy is pretty much about a dialogue between generations”

Venice Biennale 2015

“Our strategy is pretty much about a dialogue between generations”

C& in conversation with RitaGT, the Luanda-based artist and commissioner of this year's…

About Anthems, Bird Calls, Voices, and Choirs

Meeting the sound artist Emeka Ogboh

About Anthems, Bird Calls, Voices, and Choirs

C& interviews sound artist Emeka Ogboh about his spatially immersive work at the…

The Politics of Form and Materiality

C& in conversation with the artist Ibrahim Mahama

The Politics of Form and Materiality

Artist Ibrahim Mahama discusses his practice and relationship to his materials, which prominently…

“I’m in a space of observation from my little corner”

In conversation with Pascale Marthine Tayou

“I’m in a space of observation from my little corner”

C& talks with the artist about his artistic approach.

On Science Fiction, Music and Clapping…

An Interview with Hassan Khan

On Science Fiction, Music and Clapping…

Julia Haecker talked to Hassan Khan about his artistic approach and above all…

Tension through Patterns

In conversation with artist Odili Donald Odita

Tension through Patterns

Visual artist Odili Donald Odita caught up with our author Stefanie Jason to…

A conversation with Pascale Marthine Tayou

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A conversation with Pascale Marthine Tayou

On the occasion of his exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Pascale Marthine…

The Maze within

In conversation with Jackie Karuti

The Maze within

Noosim Naimasiah talks with the artist about his exhibition

89plus in South Africa

A conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets & Missla Libsekal

89plus in South Africa

A conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets & Missla Libsekal about their project…

Aiming for the Stars

A conversation with Stary Mwaba

Aiming for the Stars

Our author Magnus Rosengarten speaks with the artist about his new solo exhibition

Circling the East African Art Market

In conversation with Danda Jaroljmek

Circling the East African Art Market

Moses Serubiri asks Danda Jaroljmek, one of Circle’s directors, about the changes within…

“It is an exciting time for architects in Africa”

In conversation with David Adjaye

“It is an exciting time for architects in Africa”

Basia Lewandowska Cummings talks with british architect David Adjaye about his projects and…

“From a restorer’s perspective,  when art starts to rot, it loses value. For me this aspect of transformation is essential.”

In conversation with El Hadji Sy

“From a restorer’s perspective, when art starts to rot, it loses value. For me this aspect of transformation is essential.”

C& met the Dakar born artist for an interview.

“The twenty-first century belongs to the South”

In conversation with Marieke van Hal

“The twenty-first century belongs to the South”

‘Biennials evade easy definition. There’s hybridity, and that’s the beauty in this field.’…

A Disturbing Memory

In conversation with Nomusa Makhubu

A Disturbing Memory

Artist Nomusa Makhubu disturbs historical narratives with her striking photographic projects, focusing on…

The Constitutional Court Art Collection of South Africa

Celebrating transition from apartheid to democracy:

The Constitutional Court Art Collection of South Africa

C& talks to Edwin Cameron, judge, and Albie Sachs, human rights activist, about…

Infinite possibilities

In conversation with Njideka Akunyili

Infinite possibilities

Athi Mongezeleli Joja talks with the artist about her artistic practice.

Eva Barois de Caevel

Talking about her curatorial practice

Eva Barois de Caevel

Our contributing author Dagara Dakin interviewed the young prizewinner. She explained to us…

“Inspiration is a bitchy muse”

An interview with Nástio Mosquito

“Inspiration is a bitchy muse”

C& talks to the Angolan multimedia artist about his performative practice and his…

On Addis, art and Olafur

An interview with Mihret Kebede

On Addis, art and Olafur

C& talks to the artist and cofounder of the Netsa Art Village in…

“When are you coming back to our streets?”

The Molue Mobile Museum of Contemporary Art

“When are you coming back to our streets?”

Obidike Okafor talks to Emeka Udema, artist and initiator of the Molue Mobile…

“We are actively engaging New Orleans’ vibrant local scene that has grown very much after Katrina”

Kathleen Reinhardt talks to Franklin Sirmans on the occasion of Prospect.3

“We are actively engaging New Orleans’ vibrant local scene that has grown very much after Katrina”

In 2008, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, curator Dan Cameron launched Prospect.1…

“You are not just in your own geography”

In conversation with the young collector Theo Danjuma

“You are not just in your own geography”

C& talks to the art collector Theo Danjuma

“A lot has changed in the four years since I started visiting Kampala”

Artist Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa 

“A lot has changed in the four years since I started visiting Kampala”

A conversation with the artist Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa 

New curators on the block 

KLA ART 014 and Kampala's young art scene

New curators on the block 

Dominic Muwanguzi talks to the team behind this year’s Kampala Contemporary Art festival,…

Dear Dakar: “History of place, history of art”

About Collective Memory

Dear Dakar: “History of place, history of art”

A Conversation Between Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh and Moses Serubiri...

“I always thought that video was music for the eyes”

A Conversation with Theo Eshetu

“I always thought that video was music for the eyes”

C& talks to video artist Theo Eshetu.

“The Alle School of Fine Arts and Design has undergone major changes”

Curriculum of Connections: Alle School of Fine Arts and Design

“The Alle School of Fine Arts and Design has undergone major changes”

Berhanu Ashagrie Deribew, head of the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design…

“Decolonial aesthetics/aesthesis has become a connector across the continents”

A conversation with Walter Mignolo

“Decolonial aesthetics/aesthesis has become a connector across the continents”

C& talks to Walter Mignolo, scholar at Duke University, touching upon the concept…

The coincidences between the Latin American and African art scenes

Transatlantic Connections

The coincidences between the Latin American and African art scenes

C& talks to curator Gabriela Salgado about the project 'Transatlantic Connections'.

“We shouldn’t relinquish history to historians alone.”

Giving Contours to Shadows

“We shouldn’t relinquish history to historians alone.”

C& talks to Bonaventure Ndikung, artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary, and Marius Babias,…

Contemporary And (C&) In Conversation with El Anatsui and Bisi Silva

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Contemporary And (C&) In Conversation with El Anatsui and Bisi Silva

In the frame of Art Basel’s Salon, C& presented a rare talk with…

” Life doesn’t mean anything unless you take position regarding society, the economy, culture …”

Dak'Art 2014

” Life doesn’t mean anything unless you take position regarding society, the economy, culture …”

C& in conversation with the artist Sidy Diallo, participant of the Dak'Art 2014

“Once upon a time, there were the artist and the story, of the artist…”

In conversation with George Adéagbo

“Once upon a time, there were the artist and the story, of the artist…”

On the occasion of his new exhibition entitled 'les artistes et l'écriture' ('artists…

Deconstructing Logos

Kimani wa Wanjiru talks with Sam Hopkins

Deconstructing Logos

Sam Hopkins addresses the wide assortment of NGOs and their diverging missions by…

“The artists are a living example for the absurdity of territories.”

In conversation with Simon Njami

“The artists are a living example for the absurdity of territories.”