Welcome to our C& América Latina print issues. Together, the online platform and the print issues represent and embody different ways of narrating the story of contemporary art at the meeting points between Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.
The print issue opens with features on two artists that are part of this year’s Berlin Biennale, one of the first large-scale art events to convene again physically: Alina Baiana and Naomi Rincón Gallardo talk about their artistic practices and the works they are contributing to the Biennale. The cultural mediator Luciane Ramos Silva and member of the magazine O Menelick 2o Ato spoke to the curatorial team of the Frestas: Art Triennial about the process of putting together such an event in these challenging times. Finally, Leticia Contreras reflects on her recurring examination of making and dismantling the idea of “home” and its many modes of belonging.
This second C&AL print issue reflects on little discussed biographies and practices such as the Afro-Mexican modern painter José Antonio Gómez Rosas. It also features projects from Martinican and Brazilian perspectives and talks to Barbadian artist Alberta Whittle.
In this first printed edition of C&AL, artist Adriana Bustos analyzes the “disappearance of the black” from Argentine identity. Author Lorena Vicini talks to Brazilian artist Anita Ekman about her practice of examining Afro-indigenous identities. Curator and historian Aldeide Delgado takes a look at various exhibitions of Cuban art and raises critical questions. And the artist Fabio Melecio Palacios talks about his interpretation of Afro-Colombian traditions.