C& Center of Unfinished Business
In this series, C& and ArtsEverywhere commission texts inspired by the books in C&’s Center of Unfinished Business last installed at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin in 2018. Political activist and culture and media theorist Nelly Y. Pinkrah is inspired by Langston Hughes’ The Ways of White Folks and James Baldwin and Margaret Mead’s A Rap on Race. Is it possible to talk about an ordinary German experience as a structurally racialized one in the sense Baldwin and Mead did? Pinkrah thinks so. Here she connects the dots between racisms of the past and present to show how things become invisible when they become structural.
The second edition of the international light art project took place in the UNESCO-certified Medina of Tunis from 6-9 September. Featuring 42 artworks, most of which being site- or context-specific, the event drew a mixed crowd from across the globe as well as the very engaged and young local scene. See below the first visual impressions from the festival.