Published by JRP|Editions.
Edited by Clément Dirié. Text by Vanessa Agard-Jones, Omar Berrada, Amzat Boukari-Yabara, Emanuele Coccia, Adrienne Edwards, Candice Hopkins, Lesley Lokko, November Paynter, Kathleen Ritter.
"Kiwanga seamlessly integrates film, photography, performance, ephemera and sculpture to play with the mutability of historical narratives" –Artsy
Published in parallel with the artist's first major exhibition in the US (at the New Museum, summer 2022), this is the first monograph on Paris-based Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga (born 1978). Unveiling the pervasive impact of power asymmetries by placing narratives from the past in dialogue with contemporary realities, Kiwanga's work is research-driven, instigated by marginalized or forgotten histories, and articulated across a range of mediums.
This publication documents Kiwanga’s entire body of work, highlighting her most important fields of research, from disciplinary architecture and Afrofuturism to her singular takes on Minimalism and political and spiritual beliefs. Gathering contributions by art historians, art critics, philosophers, curators and anthropologists, it draws a multidisciplinary and polyphonic portrait of Kiwanga’s practice and thinking.