I send my gratitude to the editors, artists, curators, and friends who commissioned me to write essays this year, most of which appeared in print. A selected list, with links:
— “Beyond the Sea,” an essay on the philosophies of Édouard Glissant and Lydia Cabrera, in the May issue of Art in America.
— “Letters to Lina (II),” a second iteration of my correspondence with Lina Iris Viktor, published in a book accompanying her exhibition in Autograph UK, Some are Born to Endless Night.
— “Being With,” an essay on the companionship of Wura Natasha-Ogunji and ruby onyinyechi amanze, in a catalogue accompanying their exhibition, you are so loved and lovely, at Fridman Gallery, New York.
— Two essays, “Aftermath,” and “Archive,” in The Journey edited by Sean O’Toole and Simon Njami.
— “Measures of Power,” in Chimurenga’s book on FESTAC ’77.
— “Elsewheres,” an essay on artists and artistic practice in Lagos, in Practice Space, edited by Jo-Lene Ong and Rachael Rakes. Co-published by [NAME] Publications (USA) and DeAppel (NL).
— “Foreigners in a Foreign Land,” an introduction to the collaborative work of Arguiñe Escandón & Yann Gross in Peru, for the Earth issue of Aperture.
— “Notes on Happiness,” a short story in the Winter 2019/2020 issue of Hotel Magazine.
Thank you to William S. Smith, Lina Iris Viktor, Renée Mussai, Wura Natasha-Ogunji, ruby onyinyechi amanze, Sean O’Toole, Brendan Embser, Jo-Lene Ong.
Onwards to 2020!