Maggio 9


11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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African Art in Venice Forum


Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

1332 Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia

Venezia, Veneto, IT, 30124

What is the effect of the continuing supremacy of the Western art canon on the practice of contemporary African artists? How do contemporary African visual artists familiarise themselves with these issues and what steps do they take to navigate the resulting landscape? Are there examples of development of new canons for the African contemporary art ecosystem? 

The panel will present a developmental discussion between three actors from the art world who founded and implemented prominent art projects on the African continent.


Azu Nwagbogu, Founder and Director, African Artists’ Foundation | Founder and Director, Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

Meriem Berrada, Head of Cultural Projects, Fondation Alliances, Casablanca, Morocco

In conversation with Salimata Diop, independent curator

Presented in collaboration with the Edmond the Rothschild Foundations.

Image: courtesy of Alun [be] Photography.