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.
Ahead of Bopape's presentation at TBA21–Academy's Ocean Space in Venice, Eric Otieno Sumba reflects on the artist’s relationship with the sea
The newly opened Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute presents the first-ever survey of the autodidact’s long painting career
Eric Otieno Sumba on the cultural and historical significance of new collage work by the Norwegian artist
At Zollamt MMK, Frankfurt, the artist's barren landscapes reveal the ugly legacy of Apartheid
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
In his new film, White Cube, the artist – again – perpetuates the very form of exploitation he is criticizing
At the heart of the artist's work is a critique of the violence of representation
Charges of ‘attempted theft of a cultural asset’ against Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza reveal the abyss of Europe’s self-referential legality
At Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, the artist reflects on the politics that dictate which lives matter
The album is a timely affirmation for the global African diaspora, but it can’t be accepted as a universal representation of global Blackness.
The artist’s current exhibition at Weiss Berlin is a nuanced critique of the notion of Black masculinity
A work by Georg Herold at Frankfurt's Städel Museum causes a debate on art museum's authority to judge on issues of racism
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