Installation View

The BENIN BRONZES Roundtables

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

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

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

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Amplifying the Creative Structures at HKW

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

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.

(Clockwise) Guest Artist Space Foundation in Lagos by Yinka Shonibare; Black Rock Senegal in Dakar by artist Kehinde Wiley; dot. Ateliers in Accra by Amoako Boafo; Lusaka Contemporary Art Centre by Victor Mutelekesha; Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute by Michael Armitage.

African Art Hubs

Des institutions développent des scènes artistiques qui répondent à des besoins artistiques communs

Comment les nouveaux centres artistiques d’Accra à Antananarivo interagissent avec les efforts collectifs actuels ?

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


Situer la Blackness dans les écologies intimes

Ama Josephine Budge réfléchit à la manière de résister au colonialisme climatique.

Peter Obi as Symbol of a new Nigeria by Douglas Jonn.

Nigeria’s Obidient Movement

Art in Support of Political Change

Peter Obi stirred an outpour of hope during the Nigerian elections. Agwu Enekwachi looks at some of the artworks made to reflect that spirit.

Art History Institute (KHI) of Freie Universität Berlin (FU), streetview. Source: Jonah Langkau

Open Letter

Decolonial Visions at the Institute of Art History of Freie Universität Berlin

The Student Working Group for an Anti-racist and Anti-Colonial Art History of Freie Universität Berlin has written an open letter. Read it here.

Common Life, Zimbabwe and Uganda, Drawing by Charity Atukunda

Common Life

A Blueprint for Common Living

Researchers and arts initiatives collaborate to investigate overlaps between arts and community organization in Africa.

Arsène Mpiana. Description: The Biennale crowd/partakers in front of the slag heap/terril of the former Gécamines mining site.

Biennale de Lubumbashi

Le collectif Picha répond à la tribune de Gloria Mpanga

Nous publions ici la réponse des commissaires de la 7e Biennale de Lubumbashi à la critique de l’autrice publiée avant l’ouverture

Picha ASBL. Preparations for the 7th Lubumbashi Biennale. Courtesy of Nicolas, Photographer of the Biennale.

Biennale de Lubumbashi

Un regard sur le monde postcolonial à la 7e Biennale de Lubumbashi

À la veille de la Biennale, Gloria Mpanga porte un regard critique sur sa pertinence, son histoire et son concept curatorial.

Acaye Kerunen. Installation view of the Uganda Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale. Photo: C&

59th Venice Biennale

What a Uganda Pavilion in Venice Means to Ugandans

It has received a special mention for its inaugural pavilion in Venice, yet Uganda’s global art venture has just begun, writes author Gloria Kiconco.

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La Biennale di Venezia

En quoi le modèle de la Biennale de Venise est obsolète

Avec le modèle du pavillon national, la Biennale de Venise fait passer le provincialisme pour de la mondialité.