I am built inside you
Over the past four years, the art magazine Contemporary And (C&) has called attention to exhibitions, artists, and curators from diverse African perspectives while boosting new areas of debate.
I am built inside you, C&’s first book, is a compilation of eighteen pieces published since the magazine was launched in 2013. The point of departure is a conversation with the great South African artist Helen Sebidi that took place on the occasion of the 32rd São Paulo Biennial in 2016. The volume collects significant pieces from the C& archive that expand upon and contextualize Sebidi’s concepts of home, history, and spirituality. Included as well are interviews with emerging South African artist Tabita Rezaire; Senga Nengudi, artist and core member of the African-American avant-garde in 1970s and ’80s Los Angeles; Thelma Golden, legendary director of the Studio Museum in Harlem; and pathbreaking academic Walter Mignolo.
Editors: Julia Grosse, Elke aus dem Moore, Yvette Mutumba
Contributors: Naomi Beckwith, Clare Davies, Aïcha Diallo, Gabriele Genge, Thelma Golden, Gugulective, Elsa Guily, EJ Hill, Euridice Kala, Basia Lewandowska Cummings, Youssef Limoud, Misheck Masamvu, Walther Mignolo, Patrick Mudekereza, Senga Nengudi, Gabi Ngcobo, An Paenhuysen, Thiago de Paula Souza, Adriana Quiñones León, Luciane Ramos-Silva, Tabita Rezaire, Magnus Rosengarten, Sidney Santiago Kuanza, Helen Sebidi, Lucélia Sergio, Olufemi Terry, Wana Udobang.
Designer: Studio Matthias Görlich
Publisher: Contemporary And (C&), IFA Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
194 pages, hardcover, 18 color illustrations, 11 x 18 cm