1-54 Forum 2015 is supported by The Africa Centre.
Works by Katia Kameli, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Nicène Kossentini and Jim Chuchu
Opening Remarks by Koyo Kouoh (1-54 Forum Programme Curator) followed by Jihan El-Tahri’s keynote address entitled ‘The Great Divide.’ Jihan El-Tahri is a director, writer, producer and artist.
Omar Berrada (Writer, Critic and Director of Dar al-Ma’mûn, Marrakech) in conversation with artist Katia Kameli.
Antonia Carver (Fair Director of Art Dubai) in conversation with discussants Rose Issa (Curator, Writer and Exhibition Producer), and Selma Feriani (Director of Selma Feriani Gallery in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia).
Works by Dineo Seshee Bopape, Sonia Boyce and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi
Selmani Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi (President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation) in conversation with artist Massinissa Selmani.
Osei Bonsu (Independent curator, researcher and Founding-Director of CRANE) in conversation with Meryem Sebti (Editor-in-Chief of DIPTYK Magazine) Founded in 2009, DIPTYK serves to provide a unique perspective on the contemporary art scene in North Africa. This discussion will consider how DIPTYK navigates the politics of artistic representation and cultural identity within the context of the publication, the art market and critical discourse.
Discussants Gilbert Achcar (Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS, University of London) and Dr Andrew Arsan (University Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History at St John’s College, University of Cambridge) consider Lebanese migration into Africa. The session was moderated by Omar Berrada (Writer, Critic, and Director of Dar al-Ma’mûn in Marrakech).
Works by Yazid Oulab, Zoulikha Bouabdellah and Zineb Sedira
Book launch and conversation with exhibition artist Zoulikha Bouab- dellah and Body Talk’s curator Koyo Kouoh.
Marc Stanes (Co-Founder of EBONY Curated, South Africa and Curator of Momart EG, Equatorial Guinea) in conversation with artist Richard Mudariki.
Omar Kholeif (Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London, Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse and HOME, Manchester, and Senior Editor at Ibraaz) in conversation with artist Kemang Wa Lehulere.
Works by Theo Eshetu and Johan Thom
KEYNOTE ADDRESS CANCELLED
Dexter Wimberly (Independent Curator and Director of Strategic Planning at Independent Curators International) in conversation with artist Theo Eshetu.
Omar Berrada (Writer, Critic, and Director of Dar al-Ma’mûn in Marrakech) in conversation with artist Nidhal Chamekh.
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