Show
me your
shelves!

“Show me your Shelves!” brought together artists, young art journalists and librarians to reflect on existing common structures, experiences, as well as differences between Afro-German and African American perspectives. In this frame it also challenged the question of how libraries can expand on becoming open spaces of encounter and knowledge regarding the connections of African Diasporas. This happened in three workshops and two exhibitions in Detroit and Houston as well as a special C& Print Issue.

It was funded by and took place within the framework of the campaign Wunderbar Together – The Year of German-American Friendship.

 

magazines

Leticia Contreras on Art in the Age of Social Emergency

Few concepts speak of the personal as political as well as the ideas…

Show Me Your Shelves!

Amelia Umuhire: Unpacking Hidden Rwandese Stories

Show Me Your Shelves! was a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

Show Me Your Shelves!

Tay Butler: Connecting to the Past via Fiction

Show Me Your Shelves! was a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

SHOW ME YOUR SHELVES!

Jennifer Harge: The Home as a Site of Pleasure

Show Me Your Shelves! is a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

Exhibitions

SHOW ME YOUR SHELVES!

The African American Library at Gregory School
Houston, TX

SHOW ME YOUR SHELVES!

Janine Jembere: Citing as an Act of Connection

Show Me Your Shelves! is a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

C& Special Edition #Detroit

Imagining a Way Out: Dystopia and Dictatorships

Felix Jordan Rucker looks into artistic ways of subverting the control of oppressive…

C& Special Edition #Detroit

Why They Left America

Mearg Negusse on the self-imposed exiles of US artists Mildred Thompson and Ben…

C& Special Edition #Detroit

On Death, Loss, And Processing A (Black) Archive

Curator, writer, and artist Legacy Russell ponders the possibility of materializing a Black…

C& Special Edition #Detroit

An Afternoon at C.A.N. Art Handworks

Asmaa Walton speaks to metalsmithing artist Carl Nielbock on his life-changing journey from…

C& Special Edition #Detroit

Bring the Pain!

Mearg Negusse portrays the American cartoonist Oliver Harrington and his struggle for liberation.

SHOW ME YOUR SHELVES!

A Black Gay Read in Detroit with James Gregory Atkinson

Show Me Your Shelves is a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

C& Focus

Show Me Your Shelves!

In a rare constellation “Show me your Shelves! Libraries as spaces of encounter”…

SHOW ME YOUR SHELVES!

Bree Gant: Studying Old Conversations with Ancestors

Show Me Your Shelves is a two-city exhibition featuring Black artists from Germany…

Inventing Your Own Game

The Consistency in Howardena Pindell’s Art and Defiance

In the post-war period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Akosua Adoma Owusu: Welcome to the Jungle

Beauty and Power in Black Hair Culture

Interweaving different narratives such as hair salon dynamics and fallen celebrities, Akosua Adoma…

In Conversation with Dawoud Bey

Seeing Deeply

Seeing Deeply is an essential monograph that covers four decades of celebrated photographer…

Inventing Your Own Game

Frank Bowling at Tate: Redefining the British Art Canon

In the post-war period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

In Conversation with Yilmaz Dziewior

Museum Ludwig: In Search of a Broader Audience in Cologne

In recent months, museums, particularly throughout the United States, have begun to reassess…

Inventing Your Own Game

Robert Reed: Re-entering the US American Art Canon

In the “post-war” period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the…

Inventing Your Own Game

Jack Whitten: A Painter’s Painter Gets His Long-Overdue Recognition

Many of the pioneering Black artists of the “post-war” period were largely neglected…

In Conversation with Anna Martine Whitehead

“The world needs more embodied people”

Anna Martine Whitehead is an interdisciplinary artist and dancer who is interested in…

In Conversation with Zina Saro Wiwa

Re-Imagining Her World

Zina Saro Wiwa has many talents. Working between New York and Port Harcourt…

In Conversation with Dawoud Bey

Safe Spaces in the Dark

The essence of night is a central figure in Dawoud Bey’s latest exhibition.…

In Conversation with Larry Ossei-Mensah

Traveling Through Unknown Territories

Larry Ossei-Mensah’s reputation in the US art scene is rapidly growing. With three…

 

C& Special Edition #Detroit

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