In relation to the exhibition Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art (1997-2005), at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle the conversation will explore the antecendents, present conditions and views on the future of contemporary art from Africa.
Chris Dercon, director of Tate Modern will introduce to the topic and moderate the panel with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary and Savvy Journal, as well as curator of the research and exhibition project “Giving Contours To Shadows” (2014), and Simon Njami, writer and curator of numerous exhibitions of African contemporary art such as “African Remix” (2004–2007), he was also co-curator of the first African pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale and he recently curated the exhibition “The Divine Comedy” that will be on view soon at SCAD/Savannah after the first presentation at MMK Frankfurt.
23 October 2014, 6.30 pm
Contemporary African Art: where did we come from, where are we going?
Panel discussion with Chris Dercon, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Simon Njami
The conversation will take place in English.
Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
Unter den Linden 13/15