Interviews

Spotlight: C&

Kemang Wa Lehulere. Installation view Kemang Wa Lehulere: Bird Song at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, 2017. © Kemang Wa Lehulere, Sophia Lehulere, Gladys Mgudlandlu. Courtesy of STEVENSON Cape Town and Johannesburg. Photo: Mathias Schormann.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. Wrapping up our week with C&, today we bring you the final selection from editor-in-chief Yvette Mutumba: an excerpt from an interview with artist Kemang Wa Lehulere about his exhibition Bird Song, which at the time was on view at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin. This text was originally published on March[…..]

Spotlight: C&

Tabita Rezaire. Portrait from Cunty Party. Courtesy of the Artist and C&.

Continuing our week highlighting the work of C&, today we bring you An Paenhuysen’s interview with French-Guyanese-Danish media artist Tabita Rezaire, who talks about decolonization, health, politics, collaboration, and the West’s discovery of African art. This conversation was originally published on July 5, 2016. An Paenhuysen: You call yourself a “warrior–healer.” Could you tell us a little about the wounds you’re healing with your art? Tabita[…..]

Spotlight: C&

Taus Makhacheva. Delinking, 2011; three color photographs, installation view at Sharjah Biennial 11. Courtesy of the Artist, Laura Bulian Gallery, and Sharjah Art Foundation.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some publications that broaden our view of contemporary art, and this week we’re focusing on C&. Today we bring you an interview with Duke University scholar Walter Mignolo, who discusses the concept of decolonial aesthetics. This conversation was originally published on August 7, 2014. C&: Decolonial aesthetics is a concept you have developed in the process of your reflections and work. How[…..]

Spotlight: C&

Zina Saro-Wiwa. The Invisible Man, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and C&.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. We’re spending this week with C&, “a dynamic space for the reflection on and linking together of ideas, discourse, and information on contemporary art practice from diverse African perspectives.” Today’s selection is an interview between curator Okwui Enwezor and collector Artur Walther, who discuss the past and future of African photography.[…..]

Spotlight: ARTS.BLACK

HouseFull at Regina’s Door, “We Are Staying Right Here,” Photo: Robbie Sweeny Photography

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some of the many arts publications that we respect, and this week we’re devoting our attention to ARTS.BLACK. “Loud.Black.Resident III” is the first selection from co-editors Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne: “In 2016, we commissioned our first interview series focused on performance from Arielle Julia Brown, theater artist and performance curator. This conversation with Amara Tabor Smith invokes the[…..]

Spotlight: Chicago Artist Writers

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Continuing our week highlighting the work of Chicago Artist Writers, today we bring you an extensive interview with artist and author David Robbins. In his books High Entertainment (2009) and Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy (2011), Robbins reimagines the role of the artist in pop culture. In this conversation with Dan Gunn, Robbins focuses on President Trump’s rhetoric, capitalism, professional wrestling, Andy Kaufman,[…..]

Spotlight: Chicago Artist Writers

William Dawson. Collected Figures, c. 1970.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love, and this week we’re focusing our attention on the work of Chicago Artist Writers. In this interview with Dan Gunn, artist and curator Faheem Majeed discusses his exhibition Post Black Folk Art in America 1930–1980–2016, a reflection on the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s groundbreaking 1982 exhibition Black Folk Art in America 1930–1980. Majeed[…..]