Exploring African History, Geography and Politics through art projects

In the second lecture, curator N’Goné Fall will share with the audience the antecedents, challenges, and stakes of African contemporary art. The continent’s culture has always been viewed under “African stereotype”, especially those imposed from Western perspectives. This obsolete “heritage” burdens and hinders the artistic and cultural producers. Then what would they do? N’Goné will present a series of profound and interesting examples by artists from diverse African countries, ones who reflect the history, the present and the future of Africa through visual art. Their projects are not confined within...

Pan African Dreams

In her first talk, curator N’Goné Fall will describe the culture and contemporary art of Africa through the dream of an integrated continent – ‘a site of negotiation’ for various, complex cultures. Africa has 54 countries, all but Ethiopia have suffered from colonial domination. After multiple annexations by the colonial powers, Africa has undergone geographical fragmentation, its countries using arts and culture as a tool for nation building and continental integration. Many intellectuals have been implementing the Pan-African ideology in their artistic productions– the intercontinental ideology and movement within Africa....

N’Goné Fall

N’Goné Fall graduated with distinction from the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. She is an independent curator, an essayist and a consultant in cultural policies. She has been the editorial director of the Paris-based contemporary African art magazine Revue Noire from 1994 to 2001. She edited books on contemporary visual arts and photography in Africa including: An Anthology of African Art: The Twentieth Century (Ed. DAP New York, 2002), Photographers from Kinshasa (Ed. Revue Noire Paris 2001), Anthology of African and Indian Ocean Photography: a century of African photographers (Ed....