Like an urban ‘quilombo’ in the center of São Paulo, Aparelha Luzia mixes popular and scholarly elements in events that empower black aesthetics and knowledge. There are book launches, such as the first reading of The Thing Around Your Neck by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, debates, shows, performances and discussion groups that mix art with politics, healthcare, the economy, affectivity and philosophy. Exhibitions are curated by the director and creator of the space, trans woman Erica Malunguinho, who insists that the space exists so that “black utopias can be forged”. On the walls of the large installation room are physical samples of this emotional web, such as photographs and paintings of black men and women, and banners embroidered by Dona Jacira, mother of the rapper Emicida.
São Paulo, Brazil
Book launch for Allan da Rosa's Reza da Mãe, with musical presentation by Coentro Rosa. Photo: Daisy Serena
O trauma é brasileiro
Galeria Homero Massena
11 June - 24 August 2019
Freie Universität , Villa Kurisorium , Kopi , Grieesmühle
23 July - 03 August 2019
Ghost Mountain – Agustín González
México D.F., Mexico
08 June - 24 August 2019
Los huecos del agua. Arte actual de pueblos originarios
Museo Universitario del Chopo
Mexico D.F., Mexico
23 May - 22 September 2019
Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold
MoAD Museum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco, United States
08 May - 11 August 2019
Art at a distance. Mail Art in Latin America, 1969-2019
Henrique Faria – New York
New York, United States
27 June - 16 August 2019
Isabel Klotz - Tribu
27 June - 15 August 2019
El verbo no alimenta. Blanca Varela, mujeres y Santa Beatriz
CCELima – Centro Cultural de España en Lima
19 July - 25 August 2019
Elevación - Ana María Millán
Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá
13 June - 01 September 2019
The Netherlands: Untold Tales
Kevin Osepa: The Curaçao Artist Exploring Afro-Caribbean Spiritual Culture
Inspired by Curaçao's “magical thinking”, Kevin Osepa explores with photography and film religion, African diaspora, and family.
In Conversation With Lía Colombino
The Museo del Barro and Multicultural Art in Paraguay
The Museum is dedicated to all types of visual arts that highlight the cultural and ethnic diversity of Paraguay.
Inside the Library
Africa Collection São Paulo, Brazil
Take a look into libraries and book collections holding some of the rarer and often forgotten publications.
In Conversation With Lucia Hierro
The Cost of Things
“I didn’t want to do things that looked like what you would find on a Shit-Dominicans-Do list. I didn’t want the very obvious”.
Remembering the documenta 14: Athens
In the Surrounds of History
Jota Mombaça observed for C& the multiple events surrounding the documenta 14.
Rubem Valentim in Review
Manifesto Against Cultural Subalternity
Two shows trace different aspects of the artist's work and highlight its importance for Brazilian art.
In Conversation With Pêdra Costa
“My Position In The World Is At The Crossroads”
Artist talks about the concept of invisible knowledge and explains how her work decodes and transforms violence.
In Conversation With Paola Torres Núñez
“It Has Been My Choice To Live A Nomadic Life”
The artist intervenes Peruvian textiles using technology, in order to examine concepts as interpretation and misrepresentation.
In Conversation with Zoe Samudzi
Blackness as a State of Matter
About anti-Blackness as a foundational element of the United States, narrow representations of Africa, and art awards.