Koyo Kouoh, Curator Forum Programme 1-54, delivering the Opening Remarks, 1:54 Forum, Thursday 15 October 2015, London. Image Courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
Koyo Kouoh, Curator Forum Programme 1-54, delivering the Opening Remarks, 1-54 Forum, Thursday 15 October 2015, London. Image Courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

1-54 Forum 2015 is supported by The Africa Centre.

Thursday 15 October 2015

1-54 Forum Film

Works by Katia Kameli, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Nicène Kossentini and Jim Chuchu

 

Opening Remarks & Keynote

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.

1-54 Forum 2015: Jihan El-Tahri. Image Courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1:54 Forum 2015: Jihan El-Tahri. Image Courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

Artist Talk: Katia Kameli

Omar Berrada (Writer, Critic and Director of Dar al-Ma’mûn, Marrakech) in conversation with artist Katia Kameli.

1:54 Forum 2015: Omar Berrada in conversation with artist Katia Kameli. Image courtesy of 1:54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1:54 Forum 2015: Omar Berrada in conversation with artist Katia Kameli. Image courtesy of 1:54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

Gallery Talk

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).

1:54 Forum 2015: Antonia Carver in conversation with Rose Issa and Selma Feriani. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1-54 Forum 2015: Antonia Carver in conversation with Rose Issa and Selma Feriani. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

Friday 16 October 2015

1-54 Forum Film

Works by Dineo Seshee Bopape, Sonia Boyce and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

 

Artist Talk: Massinissa Selmani

Selmani Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi (President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation) in conversation with artist Massinissa Selmani.

1-54 Forum 2015: Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi in conversation with artist Massinissa Selmani. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1-54 Forum 2015: Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi in conversation with artist Massinissa Selmani. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

In Focus: DIPTYK

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.

1-54 Forum 2015: Osei Bonsu in discussion with Meryem Sebti. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1-54 Forum 2015: Osei Bonsu in discission with Meryem Sebti. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

Discussion: The 55th State

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).

1-54 Forum 2015: Gilbert Achcar, Dr Andrew Arsan, and Omar Berrada. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1-54 Forum 2015: Gilbert Achcar, Dr Andrew Arsan, and Omar Berrada. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

Saturday 17 October 2015

1-54 Forum Film

Works by Yazid Oulab, Zoulikha Bouabdellah and Zineb Sedira

 

Book Launch: Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Artists (2015)

Book launch and conversation with exhibition artist Zoulikha Bouab- dellah and Body Talk’s curator Koyo Kouoh.

1-54 Forum 2015: Book launch and conversation with exhibition artist Zoulikha Bouab- dellah and Body Talk’s curator Koyo Kouoh. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1-54 Forum 2015: Book launch and conversation with exhibition artist Zoulikha Bouab- dellah and Body Talk’s curator Koyo Kouoh. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

Artist Talk: Richard Mudariki

Marc Stanes (Co-Founder of EBONY Curated, South Africa and Curator of Momart EG, Equatorial Guinea) in conversation with artist Richard Mudariki.

1-54 Forum 2015: Marc Stanes in conversation with artist Richard Mudariki. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1-54 Forum 2015: Marc Stanes in conversation with artist Richard Mudariki. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

Artist Talk: Kemang Wa Lehulere

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.

1-54 Forum 2015: Omar Kholeif in conversation with artist Kemang Wa Lehulere. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1-54 Forum 2015: Omar Kholeif in conversation with artist Kemang Wa Lehulere. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

Sunday 18 October 2015

1-54 Forum Film

Works by Theo Eshetu and Johan Thom

 

Keynote Address: Bassam El Baroni

KEYNOTE ADDRESS CANCELLED

 

Artist Talk: Theo Eshetu

Dexter Wimberly (Independent Curator and Director of Strategic Planning at Independent Curators International) in conversation with artist Theo Eshetu.

1-54 Forum 2015: Dexter Wimberly in conversation with artist Theo Eshetu. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1-54 Forum 2015: Dexter Wimberly in conversation with artist Theo Eshetu. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

Artist Talk: Nidhal Chamekh

Omar Berrada (Writer, Critic, and Director of Dar al-Ma’mûn in Marrakech) in conversation with artist Nidhal Chamekh.

1-54 Forum 2015: Omar Berrada in conversation with artist Nidhal Chamekh, with translator Paula De Alma. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman
1-54 Forum 2015: Omar Berrada in conversation with artist Nidhal Chamekh, with translator Paula De Alma. Image courtesy of 1-54 © Benjamin Hoffman

 

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