The 5th edition of our biannual print magazine reflects what we at C& do most of the time: discussing and connecting...
On 48 pages, the 5th edition of our biannual print magazine reflects what we at C& do most of the time: discussing and connecting – with artists, curators, critics, academics, directors, and cultural entrepreneurs.
In this issue, Brooklyn-based artist ruby onyenyechi amanze explains why she won’t be making art about where she’s from. Sean O’Toole meets the emerging South African curators Nomusa Makhubu, Nkule Mabaso, and Amy Watson to talk theory and practice of exhibition making. This year’s curator of the 6th Marrakech Biennale, Reem Fadda, points out the necessity of solidarity and empowerment in a turbulent world. And Los Angeles-based Martine Syms tells us how Sol LeWitt’s thoughts (“The idea becomes the machine that makes the art”) influenced her practice.
Once again we also look back, this time on a beautiful conversation between Yvette Mutumba, Ciraj Rassool, and the legendary South African artist Peter Clarke, shortly before his death in 2014. And Senga Nengudi, one of the core members of the 1970s African-American avant-garde – which included artists such as David Hammons – remembers hanging out at happenings with Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg.
So there are many ways to network and cultivate dialogue. With the 2016 Armory Show in New York coinciding with the launching of our print issue in March, we’ll have the opportunity to elaborate on what it means to talk global. We were happy to curate the show’s *Focus: African Perspectives*, which spotlights a broad range of young artists from African perspectives. Presenting them together for the first time, we intend to kick-start a busy, four-day conversation.