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. From such inspiration, N’Goné will present emblematic artists who used Pan Africanism as a concept as well as some of the art projects that she and her colleagues have realised in Dakar (Senegal) to look at the countries and the continent through the prism of history, geography and politics.
*Entrance is free. English – Vietnamese translation will be provided.
Check out her second talk here
N’Goné Fall participates in ‘Encounter’, a lecture series which is part of a large artistic endeavour called ‘Conscious Realities’, initiated and organized by San Art in partnership with Prince Claus Fund.