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Black Archives Sweden

Ina Nian Investigates The Weight of Silence

The artist explores Sweden’s iron production and its connection with the transatlantic slave…

Chinua Achebe Exhibition

Things Fall Together Fifty Years After Things Fall Apart

C&’s Obidike Okafor reviews an exhibition celebrating a fifty-year old film adaptation of…

Inventing Your Own Game

Alma W. Thomas and the Treasures of the Natural World

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

Dekoloniale Berlin

Something Whispers Among The Trees

One hundred and twenty-five years after it took place, the “Colonial Village” at…

Invisible Inventories

Absent Figures: The Difficult Questions Restitution Raises

Being asked to call something an object can be troubling, as evidenced in…

Celebrating Female Pioneers

Where are the Women Image-Makers in African History?

On the occasion of International Women's Day, our author Ethel-Ruth Tawe looks toward…

Marechera’s The House of Hunger

The Novel that Almost Shaped a Postmodern Postcolonial Africa

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

Akutia: Blindfolding the Sun and the Poetics of Peace

Agyeman Ossei’s Life Work

The retrospective at the Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art in Tamale, Ghana reflects…

Exhibition Histories

Tendances et Confrontations

With its eclectic approach the exhibition Tendances et Confrontations from 1966 provided snapshots…

Polish-Moroccan Artistic Relations

When Ahmed Cherkaoui Ignited Artistic Exchanges in Warsaw

An exhibition reflects on the experience of a Morocco’s leading modernist painter in…

States of Mobility

Bamako Reaffirms its Place as a Photographic Hub

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

Freedom in the Eyes of Josiah Tongogara

Portrait with Missing Childhood

The exhibition Freedom in the eyes of Josiah Tongogara at Zimbabwe’s National Gallery…

Installation View #museumshutdown

James Barnor: A Retrospective

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

Santu Mofokeng (1956 -2020)

A Vision from a Mystical Source

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

Looking Back

A Short History of the 2010s in Art

The 2010s not only saw the rise of new and urgent social movements…

Inventing Your Own Game

Betye Saar: The Majesty She Holds In Her Hands

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

C& Special Edition #Detroit

Digging Deeper: Inside Horace Imhotep’s Ancestral Clay

Jasmine Sinclair Wilson on becoming Horace Imhotep's artwork.

Inventing Your Own Game

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

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

Exhibition Histories

Africa Remix

In this series, C& is revisiting the most discussed, loved, hated, thought-provoking, and…

In Conversation with Francis Nnaggenda II

Art Crossroads with Ugandan Mastery 

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

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…

C& Center of Unfinished Business

How Frantz Fanon Has Influenced Generations of Queer Artists

In this series, C& and ArtsEverywhere commission texts inspired by the books in…

Echoes of the South Atlantic

Der Black Atlantic – Subject of (Counter)Memory

The project “Der Black Atlantic,” presented at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in…

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…

Exhibition Histories

The Short Century

In this series, C& is revisiting the most discussed, loved, hated, thought-provoking, and…

Abdias do Nascimento

When the Generals Ruled and Black Culture Mattered Less

Abdias do Nascimento was a prominent Afro-Brazilian scholar and radical theater maker who…

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…

In Conversation with Zoe Whitley

Thinking About South African Artists as the Makers of History

Zoe Whitley, a curator of international art at Tate Modern, is one of…

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…

Exhibition Histories

Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa

In this series, C& is revisiting the most discussed, loved, hated, thought-provoking, and…

Exhibition Histories

An ‘other’ stop on the global art trail: 2nd Johannesburg Biennale

In this series, C& is revisiting the most discussed, loved, hated, thought-provoking, and…

Exhibition Histories

Africa Explores

In this series, C& is revisiting the most discussed, loved, hated, thought-provoking, and…

Exhibition Histories

Magiciens de la Terre

In a new series, C& is revisiting the most discussed, loved, hated, thought-provoking,…

magazines

“An artist has to be a visionary”

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

Exhibition Histories

A non-linear history of Dak’Art

In this series, C& is revisiting the most discussed, loved, hated, thought-provoking, and…

On museum

The New Church

Sean O'Toole visits South Africa’s first privately owned museum devoted exclusively to art…


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