3 minutes read July 27, 2015 ‘Contemporary Design Africa’ book highlights African innovation, challenging dominant perceptions of the continent Tapiwa Matsinde’s book, Contemporary Design Africa, challenges perceptions of African creativity by focusing on design and innovation on the continent. Tapiwa Matsinde is a British-Zimbabwean designer, creative business consultant, blogger….. Read More 6 minutes read July 16, 2015 Robin Rhode’s Borne Frieze The first thing you notice when you walk into Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea, New York, is a traditional white cube room, with a desk close to the window facing….. Read More 4 minutes read July 13, 2015 Kemang Wa Lehulere: History will break your heart “There still is the demand for black artists to exoticize themselves. The same struggle that Ernest Mancoba was having is still around and oftentimes one does not have to be….. Read More 5 minutes read July 2, 2015 Echoes of Zaire: Popular Painting from Lubumbashi, DRC In the 1970s, a Congolese painter named Tshibumba Kanda Matulu began to paint a history of what was then Zaire. This history, as the anthropologist Johannes Fabian pointed out when….. Read More 7 minutes read June 23, 2015 Gazing at a distance? Two exhibits at the same museum: one seeking to deconstruct the white Western gaze, the other perpetuating it. I, a Lacanian subject of desire, return to C/O Berlin, the center of….. Read More 14 minutes read June 4, 2015 Cape Town is Three Countries: Curatorship in times of load shedding “Load shedding” is a nice South African term for daily deliberate shutdown of electricity supply in parts of the country due to shortage in supply. The following are three short….. Read More 9 minutes read May 28, 2015 HIFA in the time of Xenophobia The sky is just catching its first glimpses of daylight when I hand the cab driver most of the US dollar notes I have left. The notes are a stained,….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.