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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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Are there still places and spaces where women are not welcome?

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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Uprooted: A conversation with Zimbabwean artist Michele Mathison

On the occasion his first solo exhibition, Uproot at London’s Tyburn Gallery, artist Michele Mathison speaks with Houghton Kinsman on migratory experience and what it means to be uprooted.

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What are the most pressing issues facing women, and women practitioners today?

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,…

In/Visible Voices of Women

In/Visible Voices of Women

Meritocracy within the art world, however idealised, has not yet materialised. The marginalisation of voices such as of women artists is a global reality, and the African context is no exception.The forces excluding women’s voices are complex and varied. Stemming from language-bias to socio-economic inequalities, from cultural stigmas, misogyny, gender-prejudice, centre/periphery dialectics and more.Additionally, at a moment in time where the African continent’s economies are earmarked for pover

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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…

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