Zina Saro-Wiwa – This Is My Africa 13 September 2008 2 pm. CCA,Lagos in collaboration with AfricaLab presents the first of future arthouse film screening in our programme, the acclaimed film This is My Africa by Zina Saro-Wiwa. Zina Saro-Wiwa will be present to give a talk about the film and conduct a Q&A session.
WORK-IN-PROGRESS 21 August 2008 2pm. Critique with TY Bello musician and photographer, George Osodi, photographer and Bisi Silva, Curator Talk by Margie Reese, Programme Officer, Media, Arts and Culture, Ford Foundation West Africa. 16 August 2008 2pm.”Re-Imagine Nigeria” focuses on the possibilities of young artists getting involved with helping shape a more positive external view of Nigeria via artists exchange programs that encourage cultural diplomacy. Artists Ndubuisi Nduwhite Ahanonu and Harrison Ikibah will present a review of their visit to the cultural diplomacy symposium in Berlin.
TRANSNATIONALISM: Art and Identity in Global Africa by Art historian Professor Sylvester Ogbechie 6-7 August 2008 2pm. This seminar session evaluates the impact of transnationalism and globalization on artistic and cultural practice in contemporary African art and through this process, redefines African art and identity within a global context.
Curating art from “elsewhere”: American museums & global contemporary art by Dr Kinsey Katchka 23 July 3.30 pm. Dr. Katchka will address American museums’ collection and exhibition practice with respect to work by contemporary artists from regions other than Europe and the United States. She will focus primarily on artists from Africa.
Lubumbashi in Layers: The Photography of Sammy Baloji by Lisa Binder 19 July 3:45 pm. This talk will consider how to curate an exhibition about a place one has never visited. It will use as its point of departure Sammy Baloji’s photography and video which are concerned with history and memory in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Representation of the African Metropolis: A case study By Giulia Paoletti 19 July 2 pm. Giulia Paoletti will start with an introduction into some of the key questions surrounding the role of photography within the visuals arts. She will then talk about representation of the city taking the Nigerian photography collective Depth of Field (DoF) as a case study.
Art and Africaresource.com By Dr Nkiru Nzegwu 18 July 3.00 pm. Dr Nzegwu will talk about Africa Resource.com as a repository for cultural equity.
ART TALK at CCA,Lagos 5 April 2008 3pm. Curator, Bisi Silva in conversation with George Osodi and in the company of France based Nigerian photographer and DoF member Emeka Okekere expand on some of the issues in Paradise Lost. Okekere will introduce his current project “Paris-Lagos”. International Exchanges: Cultural Differences, Logistics and Politics By Eckhard Thiemann 31 March 2008 4pm. Eckhard Thiemann will give a talk that provides a practical insight into International art exchanges, arts marketing strategies and cultural entrepreneurship for individuals, artists, art professionals for any sector. Managing Nigeria’s Cultural Patrimony: The Need for Social Entrepreneurs By Sylvester Ogbechie 8 March 2008 4 pm. Art Historian Prof. Ogbechie will present a talk on art management and the question of Nigerian cultural patrimony.
He will present a slide talk using the National Museum, Onikan and selected collections of modern Nigerian art to illustrate the problem and proffer solutions. Curator’s Talk with Stina Hogkvist 1 March 2008 4pm. Ms Hogkvist will talk about her curatorial practices in Stockholm where she ran an alternative gallery space with a very diverse exhibition programme. Geerte Wachter of The Prince Claus Fund, Netherlands at CCA,Lagos 4 February 2008 3.30pm. She will give a presentation about PCF activities in Asia, Latin America and especially Africa and activities they have initiated, collaborated with or funded such as the groundbreaking world tour of contemporary African artAfrica Remix.