Love actually

Heiko-Thandeka Ncube, The early rains which wash away the chaff before the spring rains, 2023. Video, 12 mins, film still.


Every Straw Is a Straw Too Much

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung on the psychological burden of being racialized while doing art.

Photography by Paul Kodio

Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale Africaine de la Photographie

Ousmane Diarra Shares his Meditations on the Biennale

The distinguished author looks back on a year of turmoil: on coups, wars and embargos, but also on artistic connection with the world.

Amakaba, introduction video (still), 2021. Courtesy of Amakaba.

In Conversation

Tabita Rezaire: “I prefer to stand for things I believe in”

In 2020, in the midst of the Amazon forest in French Guiana, artist Tabita Rezaire founded a space for spiritual being and creative exchange.

Kawira Mwirichia posing with her Kenya Kanga Flag, 2019. Quote by Ivy Gatibaru “Penzi Langu Halali,” meaning “My love is valid” in Swahili. Image from the artist’s Instagram.

In Memory of Rosemary Namuli Karuga and Kawira Mwirichia

The Legacies of Two Pioneering Female Artists Help Us Fill Kenya’s Historical Fractures

In the past few months two pioneering female Kenyan artists from different generations…

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…

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.…

Sola Olulode, Close To You, 2019.

Digital Strokes

Depictions of Queer Black Love for the Digital Age

A new generation of young painters in Europe are using internet languages to…

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…

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…

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

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…

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


The Eroticism of Unathi Mkonto’s Abstract Sculptural Artworks

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

(left) Cover of Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks (right) Lyle Ashton Harris, Brotherhood, Crossroads and Etcetera #3 [in collaboration with Thomas Allen Harris], 1994. Courtesy the artist.

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…

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…

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…

Kader Attia’s solo show, REPAIR. 5 Acts, 2013

Love actually...Ato Malinda

Kader Attia’s solo show, REPAIR. 5 Acts, 2013

A new series inviting artists, cultural producers, and writers to share their thoughts…

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1963

Love actually...Tokini Peterside

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1963

A new series inviting artists, cultural producers, and writers to share their thoughts…

Moshekwa Langa, Untitled,1995

Love actually...Sean O'Toole

Moshekwa Langa, Untitled,1995

A new series inviting artists, cultural producers, and writers to share their thoughts…

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