Emerging Abroad: Contributing to Nigerian art from afar

In conversation with Nkechi Ebubedike on her experience as a young artist connected to but working outside of Nigeria   © Nkechi Ebubedike, Bright Boys, 2011.   “Why not focus on any culture’s…


The Currency of Nástio Mosquito

When is being dangerous priceless? Missla Libsekal speaks with contemporary artist Nástio Mosquito.


Depicting Thorns in Virginia Chihota’s Flesh

In Conversation with emerging Zimbabwean artist, Virginia Chihota on her current exhibition and European solo debut at London’s Tiwani Contemporary Virginia Chihota sets herself apart through her wrought depictions of the human condition…


A Critical Perspective on Emerging Artistic Practice in Angola

Curator Suzana Sousa discusses the need for efficient arts infrastructure in light of the contributions of young artists in reshaping the local artistic discourse. View of the exhibition «No Fly Zone» at Museu…


Propelling Art to new Frontiers in Angola

Luanda-based artist RitaGT considers the impact of art collective and the influence of the city on her practice. © RitaGT. Axiluanda, 2014 . Courtesy of the artist. Whilst visiting Angola in 2009,  itinerant…


The Sound of James Webb

  A pioneering artist working with sound in South Africa, James Webb often crafts cinematic and theatrical installations and masterly subtle public interventions. Inspired by the notions of belief and communication, his conceptually…


Wangechi Mutu Takes On Transmutation As a New Form of Existentialism

© Wangechi Mutu. Beneath lies the Power, 2014. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London.   Wangechi Mutu draws from stances as varied as East African folklore, Western popular culture, gender, sexuality, race,…


Rethinking institutional approaches to emerging artistic practice in Zimbabwe

In conversation with First Floor Gallery on the responsibility of artistic institutions in shaping emerging discourse. Self-declared as Zimbabwe’s first emerging artist-run gallery and operating in a country where the majority of the…

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