Panel discussion to launch volume 31 of n.paradoxa Africa and Its Diasporas
Tiwani Contemporary, 16 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BP www.tiwani.co.uk Thursday 28 March 2013 6:30 – 8:30pm
Invited panelists: Sonia Boyce, artist (UK); Angèle Etoundi Essamba, photographer (Netherlands); Nancy Mteki, photographer (Zimbabwe); Katy Deepwell, art historian and n. paradoxa founder and editor (UK) and Giulia Lamoni, art historian (Portugal)
The panel discussion will be moderated by Christine Eyene, art historian and curator.
Copies of n. paradoxa 31 will be available during the event for purchase.
In her editorial, Bisi Silva (guest editor of volume 31) observes the exponential growth in the visibility of a new generation of women visual artists from Africa. She also highlights that many major artistic initiatives that have flourished on the continent, in the first decade of the new millennium, have all been started or headed by women curators and cultural producers. Yet, in spite of these positive developments, she writes that an in-depth study of individual practices of woman artists is still lacking in the field of African art historiography.
It is from this starting point, that the evening will focus on the breadth and complexity of themes and issues addressed by female practitioners, including the body, sexuality, history, culture, patriarchy and post-colonialism.
Angèle Etoundi Essamba and Giulia Lamoni are contributors to volume 31 of n.paradoxa!
Bisi Silva guest edited volume 31. She is an independent curator and Director of CCA, Lagos as well as a member of n.paradoxa‘s editorial board.
Art Connect at Tiwani Contemporary is supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation. This event is presented in collaboration with Making Histories Visible, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Deveron Arts.