Two visionaries in the museum field in Africa, Koyo Kouoh, Chief Curator and Executive Director of Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, South Africa, and Daouda Keïta, Executive Director of the Musée national du Mali in Bamako, Mali, will be in conversation as part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective talk series.
The two will discuss the essential role that museums in Africa play in sustaining contemporary artistic practice and developing new curatorial perspectives. Kouoh and Keïta were appointed to their current roles in recent years, and they will share their vision for the future of their institutions, drawing from a variety of experiences, including the creation of innovative curatorial and cultural models in Senegal and Mali, respectively.
This program is recorded and available in French and English. The English recording will include ASL Interpretation.
The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public talk series featuring established U.S. and international curators, who present on their work and research. It was developed to offer audiences ways to connect with timely information and a wide variety of international perspectives on contemporary art and curating today. The series sheds light on movements and models that are shaping the curatorial field today, addressing questions about art, culture, and the artists and exhibitions that curators look to.
The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the James Howell Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council. Special thanks to Sarina Tang, and Barbara Hoffman.