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8-minute video interview with Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu, whose work focus on themes of “beauty, consumerism, colonialism, race, and gender.” In the film, made for The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, where Mutu’s work is currently on show, she also talks about her creative process.

h/t Binyavanga Wainaina

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A private city

Eko Atlantic in Lagos, like Tatu City in Nairobi, Kenya; Hope City in Accra, Ghana; and Cité le Fleuve in Kinshasa, DRC, point to the rise of private cities. What does it mean for the rest of us?

What she wore

The exhibition, ‘Men Lebsa Neber,’ features a staggering collection of the clothes and stories of rape survivors across Ethiopia.