It is 1940s Paris and the neighborhood of Montparnasse is bustling with serendipitous meet-ups and conversations between artists that will seed movements yet to come. Some will be more remembered than others – specifically the white European male painters. But Beauford Delaney, Wilfredo Lam, and Gérard Sekoto were just a few of the Black artists who shaped the cultural landscape of this time.
In the essay “Moments of of A Shared History, African Artists in Paris 1944–1968,” art historian Maur...
Frieze Week in London may have finished for another year, but there is still time to catch many brilliant, recently opened exhibitions across the city. This Critic’s Guide has been written by the eight participants in the inaugural Frieze New Writers programme – a free-to-attend four-week course for aspiring art writers led by Frieze’s editorial team. This initiative is part of Frieze’s wider commitment to amplifying diverse voices within the art world and is supported by our membership schem...
Limbo Accra started in autumn 2018, initially as a spatial art platform, in direct response to my experiences here in Accra. As a child, like many people of the diaspora, I travelled back and forth to Ghana to visit family. Later, I returned to Accra to conduct research for my postgraduate thesis, which explored the urban development and economy of West African cities. In the process of doing so, I noticed that there was a plethora of uncompleted property developments littering the city.
Essay Contributor: The Frame Game, Four Photographers Get Under The Skin of Modern Ghana
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I didn’t expect one of the highlights of my Accra nightlife to consist of dancing to throwback R&B jams until the early hours of the morning in the former home of modernist architect Kenneth Scott. But last December I experienced a new side of my hometown through ARCHITECTURE IS A PARTY.
In the conversation “Architecture in Black Life: Talking Space with LaVerne Wells-Bowie,” published in 1995, bell hooks and Wells-Bowie discuss Black cultural connections to space and architecture as a cultur...
In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Nigeria’s Lekki Toll Gate Massacre, this audio documentary-style episode unpacks the legacy of the #EndSars protests and what it means for the future of youth organising.
Scripted, Researched, and Hosted by Yaa Addae (Me)
Produced by Kamilla Baiden @kamillahrose
Research Support by Ntombizikhona Valela
Script Editing by Ivie Ani @ivie.ani
Graphics by Design Quietly
Commissioned essay on Nigerian artist Ameh Egwuh for his exhibition catalogue at Rele Gallery, Lagos, 2021.
October, also known as ‘art month’ in London, is finally here. Marked by art fairs such as Frieze, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, as well as a revolving door of exhibition openings at institutions across the country. In recognition of the month, I speak to Oyinkansola Dada, founder of the semi-digital Dada Gallery, and one of the youngest gallerists to exhibit at 1-54 and Christie’s.