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On Afrophobia: Towards Decolonial Curatorial Approaches

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Welcome to the seminar 'On Afrophobia: Towards Decolonial Curatorial Approaches'. Through interventions by curators, artists and researchers, the event will suggest different approaches towards decolonial curatorial practices - seeking to acknowledge and promote Afropean knowledge and visibility, hopefully counteracting through art, on the increasing Afrophobia in today's Europe.

With: Nana Adusei-Poku, Christine Eyene, Alanna Lockward and Christian Nyampeta. Moderated by Kjell Caminha. In English, followed by a chaired discussion and mingle with refreshments.


Free to attend but registration is required.

18 January 2016, 15.00-18.00
GLASHUSET, Valand Academy
[entrance through Chalmersgatan 4]

NANA ADUSEI-POKU is Research Professor in Cultural Diversity at Rotterdam University and Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of the Arts, Zurich. She was a scholarship doctoral student at Humboldt University, Berlin, working on the curatorial concept post-black in relation to contemporary Black artists, following degrees in African studies and gender studies at Humboldt University, and in media and communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Ghana, Legon; the London School of Economics; and Columbia University, New York. She published 'The Challenge to Conceptualise the Multiplicity of Multiplicities' Post-Black Art and Its Intricacies' in Post-racial Imaginaries, a special issue of Dark Matter, among other articles, last year. Her research interests are in cultural studies, visual culture, Black diaspora, art history, postcolonial and critical race theory.

CHRISTINE EYENE is Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). She is collaborating to Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual art research project based at UCLan's Centre for Contemporary Art led by Lubaina Himid MBE, Professor of Contemporary Art, supported by Susan Walsh, Research Fellow in Contemporary Art. Making Histories Visible is one of UCLan's and Britain's academic projects which international output has been officially recognised as a world-leading research by the 2014. Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), with a major impact outside of academia. Her areas of research and curatorial practice range from South African photographer George Hallett (1970s-80s), Britain¿s Black Arts (1980s), contemporary African art, gendered perspectives in contemporary art, to sound art and non-object-based art practices. Other interests include: socially-engaged urban cultures, music and design.

ALANNA LOCKWARD is a journalist, ballet dancer, writer and contemporary art curator. She has a degree in Communication Science from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico City, and a Masters in Art in Context from the University of the Arts, Berlin. She is the author of the collection of essays Apremio. Apuntes sobre el pensamiento y la creacion contemporanea desde el Caribe (Cendeac, 2006) and the short novel 'Marassa y la nada' (Santuario, 2013). She was cultural editor of Listin Diario, research journalist for Rumbo magazine, a columnist for the Miami Herald and is currently a columnist for Acento. She was a guest lecturer at Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Decolonial Summer School Middelburg and Dutch Art Institute. She is currently an academic advisor on the Masters and PhD programme of the Transart Institute (Berlin/New York) and is associated scholar of Young Scholars Network Black Diaspora and Germany. She has conceptualized and curated the groundbreaking trans-disciplinary meeting BE.BOP. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS (2012-2014) at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse. Lockward is the founding director of Art Labour Archives and member of the board of directors of the Transnational Decolonial Institute (TDI).

CHRISTIAN NYAMPETA is an artist who investigates into how individuals and communities negotiate forms of socially organised violence. Nyampeta is a PhD candidate at the Visual Cultures Department of Goldsmiths, University of London. He researches concepts of harmony in art and philosophy. Ongoing activities include contributions to research programmes of 'Another Roadmap for Art Education', 'How We Behave', 'The Grand Domestic Revolution' and 'Practice International'. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include 'Prix de Rome 2015' at De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam, 'How to Live Together: Prototypes', at The Showroom in London; and 'New Habits', 2014, the research group exhibition organised by Casco Office for Art Design and Theory, Utrecht.

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ON AFROPHOBIA: TOWARDS DECOLONIAL CURATORIAL PRACTICES is the second event from a series of seminars curated by artist Kjell Caminha as part of his artistic research it has been shaped by forums on decoloniality methods, hospitality practices, pluriversalism, diversity and migration politics and knowledge. This seminar is supported by Valand Academy's research board.

Föreläsare: With Alanna Lockward, Christian Nyampeta, Nana Adusei-Poku and Christine Eyene. Moderated by Kjell Caminha.

Datum: 2016-01-18

Tid: 15:00 - 18:00

Kategorier: Konst

Arrangör: Valand Academy; Kjell Caminha

Plats: Akademin Valand, Chalmersgatan 4 (Glashuset)

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Sista anmälningsdag: 2016-01-18 kl. 14:30.

Avgift: Free entrance

Kontaktperson: Kjell Caminha

Antal platser: 100 (Varav 81 är bokade)

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