Telling Time: A refreshing edition of the ‘Bamako Encounters: African Biennale of Photography’ in Mali

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Under the artistic directorship of Bisi Silva and a curatorial team formed by herself,  Yves Chatap and Antwan Byrd, the 10th edition of the Biennale – reborn after a 4 year gap due to the armed conflict – examines the concept of time through lens media production in Africa and the diaspora   The central exhibition at the National Museum of Mali, ‘Telling Time’ approaches past present and future in photographs and videos by 39 selected artists from an open call.             Exhibitions around the city... Read The Rest →

‘Truth: Women, Creativity and Memory of Slavery’ symposium

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‘Truth: Women, Creativity and Memory of Slavery’ – Symposium organized  by the UN at Fordham University, New York This month I participated in this event, organized by the United Nations in the framework of ‘Remember Slavery Program’. A panel of scholars and artists presented their contributions on the remarkable roles that women played during the times of slavery in the Americas. Among other papers, Dr Deborah Willis (NYU) presented an ensemble of stunning photographs that document the lives of African Americans during and after slavery. I focused my presentation on Afro Brazilian artist Rosana Paulino’s work... Read The Rest →

Affiliated Researcher for Global Brazil Lab at Duke University (NC), USA

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Since April 2015 I have been contributing to the research leading to the exhibition project ‘Contested Freedom: Pop Art in the Americas, 1965-1975′, conducted by the Global Brazil Lab of the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University (NC), USA. During that month I  visited the university to take part in a graduate seminar on Argentine Pop, focusing on the Instituto Di Tella activities and on Leon Ferrari’s work. I also gave a talk about my curatorial work as part of the panel discussion ‘The Contemporary Black Atlantic: Interchanges between Brazil and Africa’... Read The Rest →

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