A Venice Guide to Art from Africa and the Global Diaspora
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by Theresa
4d ago
The 60th Venice Biennale is about to open its doors from 20 April–24 November 2024. Curator Adriano Pedrosa invited 331 artists and collectives to show their work under the title Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere. A majority of the participants is coming from the Global South. These are the artists from Africa and the global […] The post A Venice Guide to Art from Africa and the Global Diaspora appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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Kitso Lynn Lelliott Receives Henrike Grohs Art Award 2024
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by Theresa
4d ago
Kitso Lynn Lelliott (Botswana) is the fourth recipient of the Henrike Grohs Art Award, conceived by the Goethe-Institut and Grohs family. She will be awarded with a 20 000€ cash prize and 10 000€ towards a publication of her work. The runners-up of the award, Frederick Ebenezer Okai (Ghana) and Wambui Kamiru Collymore (Kenya) will […] The post Kitso Lynn Lelliott Receives Henrike Grohs Art Award 2024 appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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Faith Ringgold (1930-2024)
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by Theresa
4d ago
Born in Harlem, Faith Ringgold was a veteran US artist who’s been making political art since the 1960s. Ringgold’s oil paintings and posters have often carried strong messages of freedom that have won her fans, including James Baldwin, who wrote her first exhibition review. One of her most iconic paintings, American People Series #20: Die […] The post Faith Ringgold (1930-2024) appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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Faith Ringgold: “I am very inspired to tell my story, and that’s my story.”
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by Theresa
4d ago
In our ongoing series of round-table discussions we ask a selection of artists and art practitioners to answer a set of questions on a specific topic. This time around the theme is “identity” and the invited artists include Elisabeth Efua Sutherland, Faith Ringgold, Zineb Sedira, and Kelvin Haizel. “Identity” and “identity politics” are terms with […] The post Faith Ringgold: “I am very inspired to tell my story, and that’s my story.” appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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A Journey into the Mind and Work of Julien Creuzet
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by Theresa
1w ago
Martiniquan artist Julien Creuzet intricately blends poetry, folklore, sounds, and sculptures into immersive installations that tell stories of Black resistance across the Diaspora, the Caribbean in particular. With whispers that olfactic components will be part of his show – the French Pavilion – at the 60th Venice Biennale, as well as an extensive collaborative sound […] The post A Journey into the Mind and Work of Julien Creuzet appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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Marie-Ann Yemsi Appointed Curator for MOMENTA 2025
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by Theresa
2w ago
MOMENTA Biennale de l’image is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie-Ann Yemsi as curator for its 19th edition, titled In Praise of the Missing Image, which will take place in the fall of 2025. Yemsi proposes to explore the potentialities of missing images to renew narratives relating to time, history, and the world. The […] The post Marie-Ann Yemsi Appointed Curator for MOMENTA 2025 appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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What Needs to be Considered When Running a Museum in (South) Africa?
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by Theresa
2w ago
From 13 to 15 February we gathered at the Homecoming Centre (formerly known as the Fugard Theatre) in Cape Town for a convening titled “Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums: Today/Tomorrow.” The three days of discussion and performances were animated by a desire to, as most panelists often repeated (as if rehearsed), “construct an ecosystem” that […] The post What Needs to be Considered When Running a Museum in (South) Africa? appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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Dekoloniale and C& Announce Berlin Residents 2024
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by Theresa
2w ago
Dekoloniale and Contemporary And (C&) are pleased to announce the artists selected for its annual residency program in Berlin, Germany: Tonderai Koschke, Charlotte Ming, Percy Nii Nortey, Yangkun Shi, Theresa Weber. The artists were selected by the Dekoloniale Berlin Residency’s high-profile 2024 jury consisting of writer, photographer and curator Akinbode Akinbiyi, interdisciplinary artist Àníké Joyce […] The post Dekoloniale and C& Announce Berlin Residents 2024 appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Appointed Chief Curator of the 36th Bienal de São Paulo
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by Theresa
2w ago
Born in 1977 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung is a prominent figure within the global contemporary art scene. His unique, interdisciplinary trajectory combines institution building as a practice, curatorial practices with emphases on performativity, sonic, installative and visual practices, critical theory and discourse with an academic background in medical biotechnology and biophysics. Ndikung’s […] The post Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Appointed Chief Curator of the 36th Bienal de São Paulo appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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Azu Nwagbogu: “Restitution is not restricted to objects but includes knowledge systems”
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by Theresa
2w ago
Contemporary And: With co-curators Yassine Lassisi and Franck Houndegla, you are creating a pavilion around restitution and African feminism. How do the two topics come together? Azu Nwagbogu: They converge and devolve seamlessly into the idea of a “[RE]turn,” with the consciousness of African feminism and the restitution of looted heritage and artefacts. With regards […] The post Azu Nwagbogu: “Restitution is not restricted to objects but includes knowledge systems” appeared first on Contemporary And ..read more
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