Julia Grosse und Yvette Mutumba von Contemporary And (C&)

Julia Grosse is co-publisher and editor in chief of the art magazine Contemporary And (C&) focusing on international art from African perspectives. She graduated in Art History, German Literature and Media at the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum, followed by working as a junior culture editor at Springer Verlag. Until 2013 Grosse worked as an arts correspondent in London for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, AD Magazine, SZ Magazin, Tageszeitung. During that time she also was the tageszeitung’columnist. In 2010 Grosse published ‘Dont get me wrong’, a handbook focussing on the many layers of global misunderstanding via hand gestures, which became a media hit and “book of the week” on CNN. Her most recent publication ‘I am built inside you’, edited by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and C&, was published in April 2017 by Sternberg Press. Since 2013 she lives and works in Berlin.

Yvette Mutumba ist Mitbegründerin und Chefredakteurin des Kunstmagazins Contemporary And (C&). 2012 bis 2016 war Mutumba Kuratorin am Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt a.M. Hier ko-kuratierte sie die Großausstellungen „Ware&Wissen“, „El Hadji Sy: Painting, Performance, Politics” und „A Labour of Love“, welche 2016 für den Global Fine Arts Award nominiert wurde. Sie studierte Kunstgeschichte an der Freien Universität Berlin und promovierte am Birkbeck, University of London. Mutumba hat zahlreiche Texte und Publikationen zu zeitgenössischer Kunst aus afrikanischen Perspektiven sowie zu Themen Globaler Kunstgeschichten verfasst und herausgegeben.

Contemporary And (C&) is an art magazine and a dynamic space where issues and information on international art from African perspectives are reflected and connected. C& has been online for four years now and has attracted great international attention so far during this period. Apart from publishing weekly features, columns, reviews and interviews with major protagonists in the global art scene oncontemporaryand.com, our international network has repeatedly enabled us to present emerging artists before they made their breakthrough in the art world. C& provides a space for the relevant protagonists and artistic discourses from international African perspectives – online and on the ground: in addition to our online platform we have produced seven very successful print issues since 2014, distributing them in cities such as Dakar, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Lagos, Venice, Bamako, New York and Sao Paulo.