Contemporary And (C&)

Contemporary And (C&) is a dynamic platform for reflecting on and connecting ideas and discourses on contemporary visual arts. With their ever-growing network of authors, C& magazine and C& América Latina magazine feature important, multilayered work by cultural practitioners, with a focus on the links between them. This work is looked at from a variety of perspectives and in diverse contexts without one specific  narrative or a single emphasis. C& has offices in Berlin and Nairobi and is accessed by people in some 120 different countries. It successfully packages complex issues in an approachable format and has established itself as an important platform for dialogue on the subject of contemporary art from Africa and the Global Diaspora. C& magazine and C& América Latina magazine are co-published by ifa.

C& Magazine

C& magazine is published online in English and French, providing globally produced daily art news, features, essays, and interviews, reflecting on cultural productions from Africa and the Global Diaspora.

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C& América Latina Magazine

C& América Latina magazine was launched in 2018 to create more digital  space for art criticism in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. It sets out to broaden readers' view of global artistic discourses and the connections between Africa, Afro-Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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Articles from the Magazines

Digital Arts from Africa

Embodying Forms of Knowing and Being: Nairobi-based author Enos Nyamor looks at digital arts from Africa and their potential for connection to the past and invention of the future.

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Artist Portrait

ANDYMKOSI, Even in Darkness, Makes a Space for Light: The South African photographer presents us with an alternative and joyful portrait of Black experiences on the continent.

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Inventing Your Own Game

The Consistency in Howardena Pindell’s Art and Defiance: In the post-war period, many pioneering Black artists were largely neglected by the Western art world despite their significant contributions, and persevered regardless. In the last ten years Western institutions have been waking up to these artists' legacies. They are finally curating first retrospectives – and of course the markets have followed suit. This series charts their careers, highlighting their artistic evolutions and motivations in relation to the world around them.

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A Latin American Universe

What Is "Latinx"? The term "Latinx" is an update of traditional labels such as "Hispanic" or "Latin" which emerged around the mid-twentieth century to describe Latin American migrant communities in the US. Aldeide Delgado looks into the implications and opportunities of the new expression for Contemporary And América Latina.

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In Conversation with Jaider Esbell

"We Also Have Something to Show – in Our Ways, with Our Rules": The indigenous artist Jaider Esbell first encountered art through the stories that his grandfather used to tell about Makuxi cosmology. In an interview, he talks about his interest in forging a better understanding of indigenous and white worlds through art.

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In Conversation with Minia Biabiany

Choreography of the Archipelago: In her work, artist Minia Biabiany from the French-speaking Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, examines the colonial dynamics between France and its overseas territories. C& América Latina spoke with her about the artistic creation process from within her Caribbean reality, about the nature of the island and the colonial crimes committed against it.

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Events

06. May2022-28. Aug2022

C& Center of unfinished ­Business

ExhibitionContemporary Arts Center – Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary ArtCincinatti

To explore more contemporary art and cultural events related to the C& network, please visit the following pages:

C& Events

C& América Latina Events

Print

Print editions are distributed via the global networks, providing additional access to the critical, in-depth content produced by the C& nexus. They appear in conjunction with important art events—such as the international biennales in Kampala, Dakar, and Berlin – or are geared to current discourses and developments on questions of digitality and migration, as well as the complex, frequently neglected narratives relating to German reunification.

The print editions of C& magazine can be accessed online here, and of C& América Latina here.

 

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C& Education and C& Projects

Since its inception, C& has also undertaken a variety of digital and analog projects with other partners. On the basis of this, lasting relationships have been built and maintained through C& Education. The C& Critical Workshops and the C& Mentoring Program support the practice of critical writing and create a safe space for the free expression of opinions. One initiative coming out of C& Projects is the C& Center of Unfinished Business, a touring reading room that complements and disrupts international art spaces. C& Commissions makes it possible for artists to create digital works and exhibitions that can be experienced for the first time on C&, while C& Artists’ Editions enables artists from the C& network to produce commissioned works for sale.

Contact

Jochen Hetterich

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.170