The inaugural issue of Stedelijk Studies – “Collecting Geographies: Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art”

Please see below a link to the first issue of the new peer-reviewed academic journal Stedelijk Studies, which publishes research related to the Stedelijk Museum collection in Amsterdam, its institutional history, wider museum and gallery studies, and other topical issues in the field of visual arts and design. The inaugural issue – titled, "Collecting Geographies: Global Programming... Continue Reading →

Reflections on the legacies of ‘Statues Also Die’ (Présence Africaine, 1953) re. the museums sector in France today

Earlier this year an article by Tom Devriendt was posted to the online discussion forum 'Africa is a Country' to commemorate the life and work of French filmmaker Alain Resnais (1922-2014), who passed away on 1st March  (Devriendt, 2014). The central focus of this piece was to celebrate the achievements of Resnais and his co-director Chris Marker... Continue Reading →

Exploring ‘othering’ through the work of Congolese pop artist Chéri Samba

The triptych, Quel Avenir Pour Notre Art? [What Future for Our Art?] (1997) by Congolese pop artist Chéri Samba (b. 1956) presents visual and textual representations of three significant stages in the artist’s life and career. Painted in acrylics in Samba’s characteristic comic strip style he combines self-portraiture, symbolic imagery and textual narratives to pose... Continue Reading →

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