Mario Pissarra & Uche Okeke, 10 July 2008
For almost 50 years Uche Okeke has been concerned with the decolonization of art in Africa. As a student in the period preceding and following Nigerian Independence in 1960, he developed the notion of Natural Synthesis, a radical concept that motivated African artists to research the visual practice of indigenous cultures...
Gavin Jantjes & Rasheed Araeen, 10 July 2008
The need for an African institute to undertake extensive research on contemporary art has been highlighted in recent years by Rasheed Araeen, the founding editor of Third Text ...
Jessica Levin Martinez & Michael Tymkiw, 27 April 2008
Michael Tymkiw: The first question I wanted to ask was about the notion of consumerism as a weapon. In your book In Search of Africa, you seem to make a very strong argument for consumerism...
Lize van Robbroeck & Sylvester Ogbechie, 13 September 2008
This is an edited version of an email exchange that took place in July 2006. It formed part of a series of conversations conducted for From the Ground Up, the Reader developed for the Cape Africa Platform’s Trans Cape exhibition. Unfortunately, the publication of the Reader was held back indefinitely, as a consequence of the funding shortfall which saw Trans Cape being replaced by the Cape 07 exhibition...