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The Allure of Beastly Beings

The photographic journey of Phyllis Galembo captures the human fascination with disguise and the value of animal form in theatrical ritual © Phyllis Galembo. Giraffes, Jacmel, Haiti, 1998.   Whether you open a book, gaze upon a…


Tracing Emerging Contemporary Art Practice in Ghana

From Ghana to Venice and back All the World’s Futures, curator Okwui Enwezor’s conspicuous project for the2015 Venice Biennale, certainly served up content-rich, social and political commentary. In one way or another it…


Haitian Stories of Resistance

In conversation with activist and visual artist Ismael Ogando, on counter narratives and historical re-enactments at the 4th Ghetto Biennale. The last 30 years have brought African and Caribbean art to the global…


Khaled Hafez on the Metamorphic Nature of Animals and Iconography

In a remodelling of cultural paradigms, Khaled Hafez constructs a fictitious universe where gods, animals and advertising collide.  *Click images  to enlarge. © Khaled Hafez. Houston Runners, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.   Cairo…


Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases 3 Years, 3 Continents, 3 Venues

[L] Zanele Muholi, Vredehoek, Cape Town, 2011. [R] Collen Mfazwe, August House, Johannesburg, 2012. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York.   Zanele Muholi is an activist…


Along the Constant Horizon: The Territories of Mame-Diarra Niang

In questioning the landscape, I am questioning myself on the landscape. I try to find myself on it. What makes me, and where I come from. This means I don’t see structures as…


Photography and Translation

Does image-making serve the preservation of oral tradition? Candice Jansen hears from Patrick Willocq, a photographer documenting a once ephemeral ritual of the Walé in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   © Patrick Willocq….


Breaking down artistic barriers in Ghana

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim on why it is an exciting time culturally in Ghana right now “Right now, artists are using their paradigmatic freedom and the multifariousness of input to create art that’s breaking through…

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