March is a journal of art & strategy.

JC Bright

JC Bright (b. 1994) is an artist, art historian, writer, and curator. Chiefly driven by momentary fascinations, his work unpacks layers of experiences with the self and shared spaces, alongside a bias for familial encasements. Recruiting abstraction and botanical manifestations in the biomorphic, he unweaves intricacies, personal and other opinions as a means of constructively probing layers of his investigations. Currently, he is researching abstract art of Africa and the African diaspora, while his curatorial work is based around agency, eco-aesthetics, and materiality. He is the Associate Curator for Rele Gallery in Los Angeles and Lagos. Bright earned a First Class Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and Design from the University of Port Harcourt, specializing in Art History. He lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.

Bonny Light Bears Inhumanity

In 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other environmental activists, all of Ogoni origin, were hanged by the Nigerian government for standing in the way of the Royal Dutch Shell oil company. Saro-Wiwa’s work acted as a catalyst for some, if not all, who came afterwards, and his legacy continues through songs, poems, films, and visual art.