In Cooperation with Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa): "Art in Social Transformation", 6 June 2012, 6:30 p.m., Werkstatt der Kulturen
On Wednesday, 6th of June 2012, at 6:30 pm the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) invites to a talk on "Art in Social Transformation", which will be chaired by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet (Ph.D. Film Scholar, Writer and Curator) and include Bisi Silva (Founder and Artistic Director of the Center for Contemporary Art Lagos), Patrick Mudekereza (Founder and Artistic Director of Picha ASBL, Lubumbashi), Gió Di Sera (Co-founder of Streetunivercity, Berlin) and Didier Schaub (Co-founder and Artistic Director of Doual’art, Douala).
The last years have seen the establishment of an ever-growing transnational network of African artists and curators, who proactively founded and run art spaces in their home towns. The symposium sheds a light on the role of these initiatives with regard to their influence on social transformations as well as the challenges of cultural translation processes that the actors encounter.
Venue: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin
Free and open to the public
Registration: Ms Aïcha Diallo: aicha.dia(at)gmail.com
From 11pm a Party with DJ Ntone Edjabe will take place at Club Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19-21, Berlin Kreuzberg (U7, U6 Mehringdamm, Hallesches Tor)
Admission: 5 Euro
Partner: Tropic Fusion - http://tropicfusion.jimdo.com/
The mentioned talk is taking place in the context of prêt-à-partager – Art Fashion Sports being exhibited at the ifa gallery Berlin – 26.4.-8.7.2012.
Media Partner: Africavenir - www.africavenir.org
For further information please check http://wherewemeet2012.blogspot.de/
Conceptualised and curated by: Elke aus dem Moore, Aïcha Diallo, Sandrine Micossé-Aikins
Project Management: Sabina Husičić
PR: Aïcha Diallo