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How The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Is Reclaiming Cinema

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital was once a flourishing centre of film in Africa, if only for a brief time. Busy cinemas populated Kinshasa’s most stylish districts and the city’s residents had a taste for 1960s Spaghetti Westerns, a subgenre of Western films produced in Europe, spurring a fashion trend for cowboy hats…

Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon

Launching this September, London’s Whitechapel Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and Serpentine are set to present a major multi-venue exhibition dedicated to artist Theaster Gates’ clay practice for 2021-22. The programme features a major solo exhibition of the artist’s clay-based work, collection displays and new commissions. This ambitious collaboration is led by Whitechapel…

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Interview: Candle Maker Piera Bochner On Freakish Beauty And...

Brooklyn-based artist and designer Piera Bochner’s mesmeric candles were birthed from a love of wax and a desire to investigate how wicks and flames will travel down new and unconventional paths. The shapes of Bochner’s covetable candles, now stocked at Browns and Farfetch among other retailers, come from pre-existing forms, like Romanesco broccolis and bitter…

Interview: Step Into Sedrick Chisom’s Iridescent Post-Apocal...

London gallery Pilar Corrias presents Sedrick Chisom’s first solo exhibition in the UK, showing paintings and drawings portraying a post-apocalyptic America. Sitting within the Afrofuturist tradition, Chisom’s imagined future is a mystical, speculative narrative which considers the histories of racism and otherness. In Chisom’s world all people of colour have elected to leave earth, while…

 

Interview: Step Into Sedrick Chisom’s Iridescent Post-Apocalyptic World At Pilar Corrias

London gallery Pilar Corrias presents Sedrick Chisom’s first solo exhibition in the UK, showing paintings and drawings portraying a post-apocalyptic America. Sitting within the Afrofuturist tradition, Chisom’s imagined future is a mystical, speculative narrative which considers the histories of racism and otherness. In Chisom’s world all people of colour have elected to leave earth, while…

On The Origins & Evolution Of Polynesian Literature

The diverse peoples of Polynesia, a grouping of Central and South Pacific Ocean island archipelagos, together with those of the scattered cultures known as the Polynesian outliers, speak languages and dialects that descend from a language thought to have first been spoken in the Tonga and Samoa areas around 1000 BCE. Polynesia’s mythologies and maritime…

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