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Always Emerging, Never Established: Africa’s Presence at the 2016 Armory Show

The Significance of Language in Contemporary African Art Criticism William Kentridge, detail from Untitled (Whispering in the Leaves), 2016. Indian ink on found paper. 9 drawings. 36.5 x 41.5 cm each. Goodman Gallery…

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Nicène Kossentini | Sign(s) of the Time(s)

What is left when our landmarks and our memories disappear? Moreover, in an ever-changing world, whose metamorphic pace is verging towards the frenetic, how is our ability to think and dream being influenced?…

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An Artist’s Perspective on Africa at the Armory: An Interview with Ato Malinda

Ato Malinda. On Fait Ensemble, film still from video, 2010. Courtesy of Circle Art Gallery.   Ato Malinda is a dynamic artist who has gained international prominence for her performance and video works….

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What is the role of women in the production of information and knowledge?

What is holding back the agency of women? Can we name the forces erasing or hampering women’s full participation in public life. However complex or varied the issues at hand may be, there…

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Is there cooperation amongst women?

What is holding back the agency of women? Can we name the forces erasing or hampering women’s full participation in public life. However complex or varied the issues at hand may be, there…

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What needs to change for people to feel that contemporary art is theirs too?

Probing the possibilities of contemporary art, ultimately is a way for us to reflect on how our societies are constituted. We recall a concern raised by Nicène Kossentini. The Tunis-based artist, and participant in…

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What have been the setbacks, and breakthroughs in the past decade?

What is holding back the agency of women today? Can we name the forces erasing or hampering women’s full participation in public life. However complex or varied the issues at hand may be,…

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Natures Embrace

Elisabeth Sunday searches the African continent to portray those who live in tune with the natural world in its most uninhibited form We are all a part of nature’s web. Society and culture…

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