1 minute read February 7, 2014 New short film: John Akomfrah, Stuart Hall and the film essay In 2013 I had the opportunity to work with frieze, a UK-based contemporary art and culture magazine. Towards the end of my time at the magazine, I co-produced a film….. Read More 4 minutes read July 16, 2013 New Work by Julie Mehretu: The Unruly Rush of the City It is as if Julie Mehretu has boxed some corner of a great, rambling city, shaken it, and spilled the contents out onto a canvas. Girders and struts, and the….. Read More 6 minutes read June 18, 2013 Review of Ellen Gallagher’s Tate Modern show: “Your truths are self-evident. Ours, a mystery” The English word ‘perspective’ derives from the Latin, perspectiva, which means ‘to see through’, and as such, instantly assumes a position – a viewer and a horizon, and an in-between….. Read More 3 minutes read April 9, 2013 The Afronauts nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize On April 19th, the Deutsche Börse photography prize will open at London’s Photographers’ Gallery. Awarded annually since 1996, the prize has an impressive list of recipients — Jeurgen Teller, Walid Raad,….. Read More 8 minutes read December 24, 2012 The Top 10 Films of 2012 As always, end of year lists are met with anticipation; either by those eager to see the year in review, or by critics ready to decry what has been left….. Read More 6 minutes read December 21, 2012 The Trouble with “The Trouble with Aid” “And the world weeps with them…”, narrates the solemn 70s commentator over images of children in Biafra, bloated by kwashiorkor. These are the opening shots of the documentary film, The….. Read More 5 minutes read October 29, 2012 Film Africa (3): The struggle of the Sahrawi Guest post by Lindiwe Dovey Several years ago, I visited Casablanca in Morocco for a few days. What I remember most about that trip is the Hassan II mosque, the….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.