C& Center of Unfinished Business
In this series, C& and ArtsEverywhere commission texts inspired by the books in C&’s Center of Unfinished Business installed at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. C&’s Deputy Editor Will Furtado is inspired by Biennials and Beyond: Exhibitions that Made Art History: 1962–2002 and writes about the legacy of Glenn Ligon’s pioneering work that unpacks the colonial gaze in Robert Mapplethorpe’s The Black Book.
C& Print Issue #8: Jota Mombaça
Switching between writing and performance, Jota Mombaça is an artist kicking against the violent occupation of their body by historical oppressive forces. Born and raised in Natal, Brazil, Mombaça highlights coloniality as a never-ending system of war reproduction, at times by employing their own blood. C&’s editor Will Furtado met the artist to discuss the body as the site and target of colonialism.