Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

1332 Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia

Venezia, Veneto, IT, 30124

“Building Sustainable Art Sectors in Africa – the rise of new galleries” A discussion that will seek to create an overview of the cultural economics in the context of African contemporary art as well as the role of emerging African galleries in decolonising the context of art production on the continent.

Curated by Valerie Kabov – Co-founder of EAAGA, Editor at Large Art Africa Magazine, Director First Floor Gallery Harare,
With: Marc Stanes – Director/Curator Ebony Curated, independent art advisor, Arlene Wandera, Artist, Kenya, Victoria Mann, founder of AKAA.
Where: Institutional Auditorium

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 program of the two Auditoriums 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 feminist narratives, as well as activism amongst young creatives on the continent.

“Outlook” section
Africa outside of Africa, how African art scene relates to the global one

“Within & Without” section
The diversity of art ecosystems in the African continent, organizations, events and artists

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