Talks Archive

Art Talk with Adriano Pedrosa
Art Talk Candice Breitz
Art 21 Screening with El Anatsui
Sylvester Ogbechie at CCA,Lagos
Where is There On the Global and the Local
Zina Saro-Wiwa brings her film ‘This is my Africa’ to CCA,Lagos
Drawing Pencil to Pixels with Victor Ekpuk


Art Talk with Adriano Pedrosa 15 November 2012 4pm. An informal talk by Brazilian curator Adriano Pedrosa about his curatorial practice especially as it manifests through his focus on publications  Artist Talk: Candice Breitz 22 May 2012 4pm. Candice Breitz will be talking about her work and showing footage from her recent works. Art21 Documentary Screening and Talk Episode1: Change from season six of the Peabody award-winning documentary Art 21, art in the twenty-first century. Artist featured El Anatsui 17 May 10 am A discussion will take place after the screening with artist El Anatsui, and CCA,Lagos director, Bisi Silva highlighting his art practice, as well as the themes and concerns highlighted in the screening. Lecture on Performance Art: ALL ABOUT NOW By Martin Baasch 14 April 2 pm. The lecture is dealing with `classic´ positions of a rather young art form. Presenting different forms and positions as: instruction pieces, body art & blood work, durational performances and technology based work. Artist Talk: Gary Stevens 1 March 4 pm. Gary Stephens, presents a talk and slide show about his current work inspired by urban style and hair braiding in South Africa.


Where is There? : On the Global and the Local 4 June 2011 1 pm. An interactive discussion to explore what is arguably one of the most topical issues facing the field of contemporary art today—the relationship between the local and the global as it relates to contemporary artistic practices, the history of art, art criticism, collecting, and exhibition and curatorial practices. Discussants include Antawan I. Byrd Victor Ehikhamenor, Otobong Nkanga Chuka Nnabuife and Sandra Obiago, and led by Professor Dele Jegede. Talk by Kerryn Greenberg, Curator, Tate Modern 10 February 2011 3.30 pm. Kerryn Greenberg, who joined Tate in 2007, will give an overview of the museum’s activities and insight into the exhibitions she has curated and organized there.


Artist-in-Residence: Talk with Albert Potrony 27 November 2010 2pm. In collaboration with the London based art organisation Gasworks, we are pleased to present a talk by Albert Potrony who has been based at CCA, Lagos since 1sth November. WORK-IN-PROGRESS 20 November 2010 3pm. Critique with Uchay Joel Chima,Visual Artist, Andrew Esiebo, Photographer, and video artist and Abraham Oghobase, Photographer. WIP provides an opportunity for artists, critics, curators to present a project during the developmental process and in return receive constructive critiques from an engaged audience.


Art21 Documentary Screening and Talk 10 October 2009 2pm. Episode 1: COMPASSION from Season Five of the Peabody Award Winning Documentary Art: 21 – Art in the Twenty First Century. A discussion will take place after the screening with artist Kainebi Osahenye, curator Bisi Silva and Fulbright Fellow Antawan Byrd highlighting the art practices, themes and concerns of the artists in the screening. Cultural Independence Day activities at CCA,Lagos 1 October 2009 2 pm. PAGES with Toni Kan by Aderemi Adegbite And Talk by Giles Peppiatt, MRICS, Director, Bonhams. Artist Kainebi Osahenye talks about his exhibition Trash-ing with CCA,Lagos Director Bisi Silva.They are then joined in a panel discussion by Uche Edochie and Jess Castellote and guest author Toni Kan, who will review the artworks of Kainebi Osahenye with pages from his books. ‘Nights of the Creaking Bird’ and ‘When a dream Lingers too Long’. Mr Peppiatt’s talk will give an overview of the international auction house Bonhams as well as focus on the contemporary African art sales within an international context. CCA,Lagos Talk with Japanese curators Y. Kawaguchi & T. Mizusawa 5 September 2009 3.30pm. ‘Art & Anthropology: El Anastui’s Africa, Seeking for an alternative way of representing art & cultures’ by Yukiya Kawaguchi, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. Time Crevasse: The 3rd Yokohama Triennale, Can Art Help Us Communicate with Others ? by Tsutomu Mizusawa, Deputy Director & Chief Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama. Mr. Kawaguchi and Mr. Mizusawa will both be presenting short insights into their work and look forward to engaging and meeting with Nigerian Artists and art professionals. Transitions With Curator Gabi Ngcobo July 22 2009 2pm. The aim of the talk is to create a dialogue about history (or its absence) that is often troubled, to differing degrees, by the search to find the holy grail of African masculinity.


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 By Dr Nkiru Nzegwu 18 July 3.00 pm. Dr Nzegwu will talk about Africa 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.

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