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“Angazi, but I’m sure”: A Raw Académie Session

RAW Material Company is a Dakar-based centre for art, knowledge and society; concerned with curatorial practice, artistic education, residencies, knowledge production, and archiving of theory and criticism on art. From 3rd April to 26th May 2017, Chimurenga will be partnering with RAW to host the RAW Académie: a tuition-free residential experiential study programme for artistic and curatorial […]

PASS landing at the CiC Library, Cairo

From 17 -19 February 2017, the Pan African Space Station landed in the library of Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) in downtown Cairo. PASS in Cairo featured live readings, performances and conversations with Chimurenga’s collaborators in the city, including Hassan Khan, Amanda KM, Mohamed Abdelkarim, Amado Alfadni, Adham Hafez, Shatha El Deghady, Magdy El Shafee, Amira Hanafi and many more. […]

TELL YOUR FRIENDS: CHIMURENGA ABOUT CAPE TOWN

If you’re at the Art Africa Fair, running from 24 February to 05 March from Jubilee Hall at the V&A Waterfront, our partner Bibliophilia will have Chimurenga publications available for sale. We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact us at info@chimurenga.co.za. And if you’re unable to be there, purchase any of our publications […]

REVISIT MOMENTS FROM THE PASS LANDING IN AMSTERDAM

  From 11 -15 December 2016, the Pan African Space Station transmitted live in Amsterdam from the OBA Central Library. PASS is an experiment in speaking, listening, playing, partying and community, featuring collaborations with artists and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; prompting us, through performance, conversation and other forms, to […]

THE SECOND GERMAN CHRONIC IS HERE

The second German-language edition of the Chronic takes up the theme of new cartographies. The 32-page publication features translations of maps and selected writings from previous editions of the English Chronic produced in 2014 and 2015.   Contributors include Binyavanga Wainaina, Yemisi Aribisala, Billy Kahora, Jesse Weaver Shipley, Wendell Marsh, Agri Ismail, Moses März, Elnathan John, Stacy Hardy, Sarah Jappie and […]

THE FOREST AND THE ZOO LIVES ON

Chimurenga Magazine launched its new issue, the Chimurenga Chronic, a speculative newspaper set in May 2008, with a Chronic Library exhibition and a live music event in Johannesburg from 19-26 October 2011. Under the direction of composer/trumpeter Marcus Wyatt, some of Johannesburg’s leading jazz musicians explored Chimurenga Chronic themes such as history, exile and memory in […]

PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION LANDS IN AMSTERDAM

Launched in 2008 by  Chimurenga, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a periodic, pop-up live studio; a performance and exhibition space; a research platform and living archive, and an internet based radio station.  The PASS live studio will land and transmit from OBA Central Library in Amsterdam from 11 – 15 December, 14:00 – […]

DOES SOUTH AFRICA NEED A RICH PRESIDENT?

Journalist Ferial Haffajee says “Yes.” Gayton McKenzie, the self-described millionaire and former bank robber says “No.” And, he adds, “Only a man who understands what poverty is is able to overcome the challenge it poses since he knows – intimately – his enemy.” While trying to answer this question in 2012, Haffajee confidently wrote: “Donald Trump […]

INTO THE CHRONIC ARCHIVE

  This week on the Chronic website, we delve into the archive and beyond (to works published in the Chimurenga journal, which preceded it) to find stories of food as personal and political, as memory and healing. Yemisi Aribisala lives in Cross River State, where the scent of fish is all-pervasive and the aphrodisiac is as much in the […]

PASS POP-UP DESCENDING

Taking advantage of both the intimacy and unpredictability of the live radio studio space and the reach and scope of the internet, Pan African Space Station Pop-Up seeks to forge new collaborations across time and space. A combination of live conversations, travelogues, discussion sessions and performances, together with exhibitions of new and archival material interrogate our shared histories. The […]