Bushman Café, Abidjan

Inside the Library

Bushman Café, Abidjan

C& regularly takes a look into book collections holding rare publications. This time, Keren Lasme introduces five books she found in Abidjan.

Blessing Atas, The Egrets. Courtesy the artist.

Tender Photo

Emmanuel Iduma’s Archive Attempts to Hold All That Is Intimate

The artist has created a participatory digital archive around the tenderness in photographs, refusing temporal linearity by drawing out a kinship.

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


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.

The eight artists of the 2024 Nigerian Pavilion. From left, top row: Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Ndidi Dike, Onyeka Igwe, and Toyin Ojih Odutola; bottom row: Abraham Oghobase, Precious Okoyomon, Yinka Shonibare, and Fatimah Tuggar. Credits: Adenyi-Jones: On Whit Wall; Igwe: Regine Ullrich; Ojih Odutola: Beth Wilkinson; Shonibare: Tom Jamieson, 2023; All others: Courtesy the artists.


Nigeria Announces Curator and Artists for National Pavilion in Venice 2024

For the second Nigerian Pavilion, Aindrea Emelife will curate a group exhibition with eight artists around the theme "Nigeria Imaginary".

(from left to right) Tiago Sant’Ana, Raphael Fonseca and Yina Jiménez Suriel. Courtesy of Mercosur Biennial Foundation.


14th Edition of The Mercosur Biennial

Along with Tiago Sant’Ana, C&AL Associate Editor Yina Jímenez joins Raphael Fonseca’s artistic team of The Mercosur Biennial’s 14th edition.

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.

(Clockwise, all Details): Maheder Haileselassie,  Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, 2023; 
Carlos Idun-Tawiah, Sunday Special, 2022. Isoraka, Antananarivo; Léonard Pongo, Untitled. From Primordial Earth, 2023; Yasmin Forte, Military. From This is a story about my family, 2022; Nadia Ettwein, Looks Like Dad. From Hond, 2023


CAP Prize Winners Announced for 2023

Nadia Ettwein, Carlos Idun-Tawiah, Léonard Pongo, Yasmin Forte and Maheder Haileselassie awarded with Prize for Contemporary African Photography.

David Adjaye. Photo credit: Josh Huskin; two buildings designed by David Adjaye (top right) Smithsonian National Museum of African American Arts and Culture - Washington DC. Photo: Nic Lehoux; (bottom right) MOSCOW School of Management. Photo: Ed Reeve. All images courtesy of RIBA.


Several Institutions Have Severed Ties with David Adjaye Over Sexual Assault Allegations

After Studio Museum Harlem announced the end of its collaboration, Sharjah‘s Africa Institute also stops plans for a campus designed by the architect.


18th Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

Lesley Lokko Breaks New Ground with The Laboratory of the Future

In presenting a compelling interplay between reality, fiction and crisis, Lokko delivers a lesson on accountability for curatorial practices.

Olu Alake; The Africa Centre. Courtesy of the centre.


Olu Alake Appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Africa Centre

From 17th July on, the recently revamped Africa Centre in London has a new CEO: renowned strategic leader and multi-sector stakeholder Olu Alake.

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.

Hamid Zénati. All-Over

Installation View

Hamid Zénati. All-Over

Haus der Kunst in Munich is showing the works of the self-taught artist and his wealth of forms, patterns, colors, materials and techniques.




C& and C&AL invited organizations, artists, and activists from Black and Indigenous perspectives to discuss, contextualize, and reflect on the relationship between neocolonial structures and the climate crisis in their local contexts.

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