Artist View: Basil Kincaid

Above: The Gods are Within. Photo courtesy of the artist. Artist’s statement: Creating quenches my thirst for life. I make art for fun, for intellectual & spiritual exploration, for discipline & emotional expression. For me, making art is both meditation and prayer that affirms my self-esteem and proves that I…

Malick Sidibé’s “Chemises”

Malick Sidibé’s “Chemises”: "Only someone with a lying mouth, according to Yoruba oral tradition, would speak first and look for visual confirmation second.(1) Untold centuries later, the expression retains its value: photography’s maneuvers depend on the fact that truth is determined by the eye. The complete history of photography is…

Front: The Beautyful Ones

Front: The Beautyful Ones: "The odd couple: agitprop and the griot tradition A former Sudanese child soldier who now raps about his life in often-bland verse is seated next to a lithe Congolese dancer and choreographer who, in his youth, dreamt that he would rewrite African literature. In Johannesburg for…