Florine Demosthene imagines a new kind of black heroine in “The Stories I Tell Myself,” on view through May 6th at Gallery 1957 in Accra, Ghana. The exhibition, which includes work created during a four-month residency with the gallery, incidentally arrives at the same time as the record-smashing Marvel Studios film, Black Panther. That movie presents a… Continue reading Artsy: Florine Demosthene Is Conjuring the History of Black Heroines—and Creating New Ones
Newswire NG: Is the Nigerian Customs trying to suppress the memory of the Ogoni 9 executions?
by AYODEJI ROTINWA On September 8th 2015, a sculpture created in memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other members of the Ogoni 9, a group of environmental activists executed by the Nigerian military government, was seized by the Nigerian Customs Service and has since been in their possession. The sculpture was created by Nigerian-British… Continue reading Newswire NG: Is the Nigerian Customs trying to suppress the memory of the Ogoni 9 executions?