Newsletter 17. April 2014

Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Silence, 2008-2014, Installation: 24 prayer rugs, 24 pair of shoes 300 x 560 cm. Courtesy: the artist © Zoulikha Bouabdellah



C& is media partner of the major show “THE DIVINE COMEDY: HEAVEN, HELL, PURGATORY REVISITED BY CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ARTISTS” at the renowned MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main.
As part of the show, C& will feature a series of exclusive conversations with the participating artists. This time The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst and C& talk to Zoulikha Bouabdellah.

„I like the analogy between heaven and the artist’s creative process, in which the latter brings warmth, gives light, instills meaning, and, as it were, delivers a piece of eternity.“


In the series Inside the Library, we  take a look into libraries and book collections holding some of the rarer and often forgotten publications, which are nonetheless essential to the discourse on both sides of the spectrum.

Featured this time: the library of La Boîte à Idée in Dakar, by SY Ken Aicha


„Who is El Anatsui? That is the question. An art enigma? A lecturer and mentor? A man who will do nothing else but art? The Exhibition “Playing with Chance”  (14 March – 26 April 2014.) at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos does not only try to answer these questions, but gives the audience a chance to meet with the artist’s creative and personal life under the canopy of his 70th birthday.“ A review by Obidike Okafor


And congrats to Dineso Seshee Bopape!

She is one of the finalists of the Rolex Mentor And Protégé Arts Initiative. Please read our feature about her surreal, room-invading installations and videos.


Happy Easter !


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