AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Not the continent with 54 countries

Kiluanji Kia Henda

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

“Democracy is the Best Form of Democracy”

Let’s say you’re a pirate and you want to design an embassy, which you would use to: a) reproduce the symbols of national sovereignty; b) while challenging ideas about public authority and the normal jurisdiction of the state; c) preen, strut, store expensive things, and maybe do a little spying with CCTV cameras… …you’d want

Tuesday, April 9th, 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, Paul Graham, John Stezaker, to name but...

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Curating Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction

Currently showing at the Arnolfini, the exhibition ‘Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction’ brings together various fictions. Science fiction becomes racial fictions become state fictions that fold into colonial fictions and back again. Science fiction becomes an umbrella...

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Africa as Science Fiction

Since Sun Ra descended in a breast-shaped Ark to recruit Americans for his planetary Afrotopia, science fiction has played a significant role in representations of African life. The original past represented by Africa as ‘cradle-of-civilization’ has recently...

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Common Language

“Idioma Comum” is a new exhibition at the Fundação PLMJ in Lisbon, Portugal. It features some of AIAC favorites such as Kiluanji Kia Henda, Lino Damião, Mário Macilau, Mauro Pinto, Celestino Mudaulane, René Tavares (see video above),...