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Contributor
Eric Otieno Sumba

Eric Otieno Sumba is a writer. He is one of the contributors to African Artists: From 1882 to Now (2021) published by Phaidon and contributing editor at griotmag.

At Jean Claude Maier, Frankfurt am Main, the artist samples from institutions that continue to hoard his native country's heritage, connecting the dots between Christianity and the Angolan textile cultures lost to colonial practices

BY Eric Otieno Sumba | 23 JUN 21

In his new film, White Cube, the artist – again – perpetuates the very form of exploitation he is criticizing

BY Eric Otieno Sumba | 07 APR 21

At the heart of the artist's work is a critique of the violence of representation

BY Eric Otieno Sumba | 23 MAR 21

Charges of ‘attempted theft of a cultural asset’ against Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza reveal the abyss of Europe’s self-referential legality

BY Eric Otieno Sumba | 25 NOV 20

At Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, the artist reflects on the politics that dictate which lives matter

BY Eric Otieno Sumba | 17 SEP 20

The album is a timely affirmation for the global African diaspora, but it can’t be accepted as a universal representation of global Blackness. 

BY Eric Otieno Sumba AND Nelly Y. Pinkrah | 14 AUG 20

The artist’s current exhibition at Weiss Berlin is a nuanced critique of the notion of Black masculinity

BY Eric Otieno Sumba | 23 JUL 20

A work by Georg Herold at Frankfurt's Städel Museum causes a debate on art museum's authority to judge on issues of racism

BY Eric Otieno Sumba | 17 JUL 20