X SPEAKS AT CONTEMPORARY IMAGE COLLECTIVE, CAIRO

CAIRO’S CONTEMPORARY IMAGE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS NSENGA KNIGHT’S “X SPEAKS: AN APPEAL TO AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE,” A NEW ITERATION OF KNIGHT’S SOCIAL PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE-BASED WORK DEDICATED TO MALCOLM X’S FINAL SPEECHES  

X Speaks: An Appeal to African Heads of State

Performative Reading / Social Practice with Nsenga Knight// Sunday, 27 February 2022, 7pm @ Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, Egypt In conjunction with «The Light of Distant Stars – On Cairo and Pan Africanism», a library of research materials, gatherings and live events that is currently taking place at CIC, we cordially invite you toContinue reading “X Speaks: An Appeal to African Heads of State”

Malcolm X in Cairo, Egypt 1964

Happy Birthday to Malcolm X! From Cairo, with love. “My heart is in Cairo” – Malcom X ( el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (ٱلْحَاجّ مَالِك ٱلشَّبَازّ‎, ) Malcolm X had already visited Egypt 3 times in the 1960’s it is during these visits that he started to meet with officials and gave interviews. In Cairo, he attendedContinue reading “Malcolm X in Cairo, Egypt 1964”

Three artworks available from the Last Rite series

My Last Rite series (pictured above) reflects on Malcom X’s janaza (Islamic funeral rituals). During a a very scary time in the Black community – for Black Muslims who followed Malcom X especially, key people in the Black Muslim community stepped up to lead this important Islamic ritual and courageous Black Christian leaders offered theirContinue reading “Three artworks available from the Last Rite series”

Is it really true?

Or, maybe the better question is, “is it true for you?” I’m questioning alot about the Black History narrative these days, especially when it comes to loss and memory. The more I dig into my family history, the more I see folks remembering; and the more I keep sharing, the more my friends start sharingContinue reading “Is it really true?”

From Strange Fruit to Fruit of Islam

Nsenga Knight interviewing Alberta at Masjid Abdul Muhsi Khalifah in Brooklyn for As the Veil Turns, 2007, Black and White 35mm photography/ Archival Pigment Print, 30 x 20 inches

Nsenga Knight’s Make Safe, Make Space featured in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition at NC A&T University Jan. 10th – Jan. 28th.

Nsenga Knight’s Make Safe, Make Space featured in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition
at NC A&T University
Jan. 10th – Jan. 28th.