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October 2015

“Artists are the voice of the voiceless” – An Interview with Raphael Chikukwa

by Nicola Brandt Raphael Chikukwa is the Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and Curator of the Zimbabwean Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, 2015. Brandt: Can you tell me about the theme of this year’s Zimbabwean Pavilion at Okwui Enwezor’s Biennale? Chikukwa: We established an advisory committee and proposed a shortlist of 10 artists, out … Continue reading

September 2015

The Taxonomy of Boxes

by Melissa Kandido We check them off or fill them in. Female or Male. Namibian or Foreign. White or Black. Straight or Gay. The dichotomy of choosing what we are versus what we are not is not just cumbersome, it can be daunting. Moreover, it is misleading, limiting and often misinformed. The list of how we categorize ourselves seems neverending.  I feel frozen in all of these choices. It could be … Continue reading