“What I love about Home Museum is the sentimental value that all of us can relate to. It is not about the stars, but there to empower citizens.”
I’m not trying to be ‘African’. I’m not trying to prove anything. If you want to doubt if it’s African, look at the material the art is made of and look at the person making it. So I’m using local materials and the concepts I put across are indigenous to this place. I actually hate the title ‘African art’ because titles are for people who want to gain from this.
Matt Kayem interviews Waswad
Installation View, Afriart Gallery, 2020 Read more »
His work speaks to the present by utilizing the past and invoking the violence enacted by the church, the military, and even the scientific fields, all under the guise of civilization so as to conquer and plunder black and brown nations.
Athi Mongezeleli Joja on the drawings of Felix Shumba, born in Zimbabwe, living in Johannesburg
INDX – Non Human, fold, opp. 33, 40, 109, 2020
Black Americans got involved in the Punk scene during the ethos of the mid-seventies, just as Fusion, Disco and early Hip-Hop were going through a nexus and a simultaneous disbanding to stand on their own accord, distancing themselves from one another as they crossed paths at the intersection of Black American music.
Ramón Singley II on Black Punk
Benatural member Bruce Hatcock
Botchway’s exhibition seeked to unify the mercurial nature of human traditions and politics around what it means to be black. Be it beauty, fashion, identity or skin tone Botchway’s message isn’t just static, it isn’t just a state of being, it is a state of becoming something more.