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The new C& PRINT issue is out! PLUS: Print our C& MAP for Venice 2015!

Welcome to the third print issue of Contemporary And (C&), our biggest to date.

The new C& PRINT issue is out! PLUS: Print our C& MAP for Venice 2015!

Welcome to the third print issue of Contemporary And (C&), our biggest to date.

The first issue was launched exactly one year ago during the 11th Dakar Biennale and significantly extended the form and purpose of our online art magazine, contemporaryand.com . Together, the online platform and the print issues represent and embody different ways of narrating the story of contemporary art from African perspectives, a story without a single history or center.

In this issue we talk to artists, curators and academics about alternative routes of communication: cartographies of migration and shifting political borders introduce our focus on migration, whether through the immersive work of Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh, or the presence of the migrant in the multimedia work of Guy Wouete and Serge Alain Nitegeka. We listened to photographers documenting young people who have left their home countries under difficult circumstances, drawn by the expectation of a better life.

We met Okwui Enwezor, artistic director of the Venice Biennale – All the World’s Futures, to discuss the topography of the Giardini, the Global South, and the idea of a fading centre.

We also talk to Ibrahim Mahama about his practice and the relationship he has with his materials, which prominently feature textiles. Both artists’ work will be exhibited at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

In addition, Luanda-based artist and commissioner of this year’s Angolan Pavilion, Rita GT gives us some insight into young artists forging a renaissance in Angolan contemporary art.

Thelma Golden, director and chief curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, talks to C& about the museum’s early years, the dialogue it has inspired, and the institution’s approaching 50th anniversary.

Fifty years after the civil rights movement, cultural anthropologist Misa Dayson examines its visual implications today.

And C& talks to Wura-Natasha Ogunji about the beginnings of her career, her relationship with Lagos, and the politics of the body.

 

THE MAP!

As a little extra for those who are in Venice: The C& Venue Map gives an overview of examples of cultural production, events, exhibitions, and participation from the African continent and its diaspora during the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The artists and spaces in this guide deserve special attention!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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