Useful information:

The African Art in Venice Forum is held in two Auditoriums in the same venue, Hotel Monaco, Piazza San Marco 1332, 30124 Venezia. Entrance from Calle del Ridotto.

 

 

The Institutional Auditorium, “Corte” room, and the Artists Auditorium, “Vallaresso” room, are accessible from two different staircases. The African Art in Venice Team, will be waiting for you at the entrance of the Venue.

The Forum is organized in sections that look at how the African art scene relates to the world, to itself, and to the cross border tool of the web. The program of the Artists Auditorium will look at how artists interact with their communities and the broader African and global art scene, and will also highlight the current rise of performance practices, new forms of feminism, as well as activism amongst young creatives on the continent.

 

Programme

9th -10th May 2017

Hotel Monaco, Piazza San Marco 1332, 30124 Venezia

Entrance from Calle del Ridotto

Sections:

OutlookHow contemporary African art relates to the global art scene.

Within & Without” The diversity of art eco-systems within the African continent.

“.org” Digital platforms, not for profit organizations, art education and social development for the promotion of the arts in Africa.

 

Tuesday 9th May

 

11:00 am - Institutional Auditorium

Within & Without” First do no harm: accidental intentions in contemporary African

photography

Curated by Lagos Photo Festival

With: Azu Nwagbogu, founder, Lagos Photo Festival and African Artists Foundation; Maria

Pia Bernardoni, Curator International Projects, Lagos Photo Festival and African Artists

Foundation.

 

12:00 pm - The Artists Auditorium

Within & Without” “Young Voices in Africa's Creative Community: the Intersection of

Art and Activism”

Moderated by Tessa Jackson, Indipendent Curator, UK

With: Longinos Nagila, artist, Kenya; Beathur Mgoza Baker, Curator, Writer, Film Maker

and Creative Consultant, South Africa.

Location: The Artists Auditorium

 

12:00 pm - Institutional Auditorium

OutlookIRRESISTABLE TIES: CURATORIAL TURN

Curated by: Cape Town Art Fair

Moderated by: Tumelo Mosaka, curator at Cape Town Art Fair

With: Raphael Chikukwa, curator Zimbabwe Pavilion; Lucy MacGarry, curator South

African Pavilion; Adenrele Sonariwo, curator Nigerian Pavilion; Gabriele Salmi, Founder

Member of the Lubumbashi Biennale

Press: Casadoro Fungher Comunicazione, Campo Santo Stefano San Marco 2787 30124 Venezia

+39 334 860 24 88 - elena@casadorofungher.com - www.casadorofungher.com

info@aavforum.com - www.aavforum.com #aavforum @aavforum

 

1:00 pm - The Artists Auditorium

Within & Without” “Artists projects beyond their practice

Moderated by The African Art in Venice Team

With: Emmanuel Iduma, writer and co-curator Nigerian Pavillion; Victor Ehikhamenor, artist, Nigeria.

 

1:30 pm - Institutional Auditorium

Within & Without” “The International Conference of African Cultures”

With Raphael Chikukwa, Director at National Gallery of Zimbabwe and founder of International Conference of African Cultures.

 

2:00 pm - Institutional Auditorium

Outlook” "Rebranding African Art in Western Museums"

Moderated by Mark Rappolt, Editor Art Review

With: Karen Milbourne, curator, National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution,

Washington DC; Silvia Forni, curator, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, and

president of ACASA Triennial in Accra, Ghana; Reem Fadda, curator of Marrakech Biennale

2016, Zoe Whitley, curator for International Art at Tate Modern, London, UK;           

 Alicia Knock, curator for African Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

 

2:00 pm - The Artists Auditorium

“Within & Without” "Public art on Prejudice: Any Given Sunday"

A series of anonymous and random public artistic interventions intended to reflect on Cape

Town’s social, economic and political tensions in the city’s racially segregated spaces, all

centered, in various ways, on questions of prejudice, from structural, institutional

or personal points of view. (Buhlebezwe Siwani, Zanele Muholi, Gabrielle Goliath, Gerald Machona,

Sethembile Msezane, Burning Museum, Hasan and Husain Essop, poet Koleka

Putuma and veteran musician Madosini)

With: Riason Naidoo, curator, Any Given Sunday, Cape Town; Renaud Proch, Executive

Director, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.

 

3:00 pm - The Artists Auditorium

Within & Without” “21st Century feminism and the arts”

Moderated by Molly Taylor, Author, Communication Manager, Elephant Magazine

With: Peju Alatise, artist, Lagos; RITA GT, artist, Lisboa, Portugal; Tony Gum, artist, Cape Town.

Press: Casadoro Fungher Comunicazione, Campo Santo Stefano San Marco 2787 30124 Venezia

+39 334 860 24 88 - elena@casadorofungher.com - www.casadorofungher.com

info@aavforum.com - www.aavforum.com #aavforum @aavforum

 

3:30 pm - Institutional Auditorium

“.org” “Innovative models for the promotion of the arts in the African Continent” New

models for the promotion of the arts which have risen in African countries, and have

successfully impacted new public and social strata, creating momentum in the local art scene.

Moderated by Osei Bonsu, curatorial advisor for African Art in Venice Forum.

With: Zeitz MoCAA, Cape Town; Sindika Dokolo, founder, Fundação Sindika DokoloLuanda, Angola.

 

4:00 pm – The Artists Auditorium

Within & Without” “Artists projects beyond their practice”

With: Riccarda Mandrini, artmarket journalist, founder and editor of

www.artmarket-magazine.com; Abdoulaye Konaté, artist, Mali.

 

5:00 pm - Institutional Auditorium

“.org” “Creativity as a solution

The impact of charities art related projects in supporting the development of the

infrastructure for the promotion of the arts in African countries.

Moderated by The African Art in Venice Team.

With: Terry Torok, LALELA; Lungi Morrison, Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment

Consortium; Hakeem KaeKazim, Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium;

Adama Sanneh, Program Director Fondazione Lettera27; AMREF.

 

6:30 pm - Institutional Auditorium

Outlook“Below the Line: Africa's Engagement with the Southern Hemisphere”

Curated by Another Antipode, promoter of the first major exhibition of African

contemporary art in Australia.

With: Valerie Kabov, curator; Neelika Jayawardane, co-founder of Africa is a Country,

Duncan Wylie, artist, Zimbabwe.

Wednesday 10th May

 

11:00 am - Institutional Auditorium

“.org” “Web-Africanism, digital platforms, cross border narratives and the promotion

of the art in Africa

Moderated by Claude Grunitzky Chairman and Editor-in-chief at True Africa

 

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