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African Art in Venice Forum


Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

1332 Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia

Venezia, Veneto, IT, 30124

“Rebranding African Art in Western Museums”

How curators working in African art museums in western countries are reinventing the ways African art is acquired, exhibited and promoted. 

Moderated by: Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief Art Review

With: Karen Milbourne, curator at the National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution in Washington, Silvia Forni, curator at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and president of ACASA Triennial in Accra, Reem Fadda, curator of Marrakech Biennale 2016, Zoe Whitley, curator for International Art at Tate Modern in London, Alicia Knock, curator for African Art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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.