Nadia Kaabi-Linke | Janus-Faced Realities

Can subjectivity be mitigated? Ideas assumed to be ‘true’ are relative. They depend on systems of meanings and cultural behaviours; they derive from personal experiences, understandings, and opinions. Trying to limit and contain…

Amina Menia | Stepping Into The Breach, The Polemics of Place

Art has the potential to fill gaps and cover ellipses; it might even be a response to a social or political urgency. According to Maria Lind and Hito Steyerl [1], ‘Historically, the documentary…

Safâa Erruas | The (Un)Bearable Lightness of Being

How do we grasp life in all its paradoxes and conciliate opposites, especially when we are perpetually at the crossroads of rational and emotional realities?   Safâa Erruas, Untitled, 2012. Installation with piano…

Zineb Sedira | Revealing in Reel Time

How are fragmented histories and memories captured, especially traumatic ones? Can language and communication reflect experiences loyally and in their entirety, or are ellipses inevitable? Isn’t reality itself an ambiguous notion? * Click…

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

What is left when our landmarks and 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?  …

56th Venice Biennale | This Is a Sound Proposal

First African curated Venice Biennale opens a wide space for questioning the world we live in. Expressing the complexity of our times, it offers us opportunities to become engaged. * Click images to…

56th Venice Biennale | An Uneven African Presence

Beyond Okwui Enwezor’s ‘All the World’s Futures’ exhibition, the visibility of African artists in both National Pavilions and collateral events is limited and only offers a glimpse of the continent’s rich visual practices….

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