Mittwoch, 9. Mai 2012


Where We Meet – Cultural Translation and Art in Social Transformation

Talks in the context of "prêt-à-partager –Art Fashion Sports" being exhibited at the ifa gallery Berlin
Tuesday 5th of June 2012 6.00 pm
Wednesday 6th of June 2012 6.30 pm

Symposium venue: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstrasse 32, 12049 Berlin
close to the metro station Hermannplatz

The last years have seen the establishment of an ever-growing transnational network of African artists and curators, who proactively founded and run art spaces in their home towns. 
The symposium sheds a light on the role of these initiatives with regard to their influence on social transformations as well as the challenges of cultural translation processes that the actors encounter.

in English / free and open to the public

Tuesday, 5th of June 2012, 6:00 pm 
Theme: Cultural Translation
Address of Welcome by Elke aus dem Moore - Head of the Visual Arts Department of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart     
Chaired by Onur Suzan Kömürcü Nobrega – Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate, Goldsmiths, University of London

Ntone Edjabe - Founder and Editor of Chimurenga, Douala and Cape Town

Koyo Kouoh – Founder and Artistic Director of RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, Dakar (tbc)

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim – Writer, Film Maker, Cultural Historian, London and Accra

Lizza May David - Artist and Co-founder of Global Alien, Berlin

Kemang Wa Lehulere - Artist and Co-founder of Gugulective (2006) and the Center for Historical Reenactements (CHR), Johannesburg

             Lecture with Françoise Vergès - 8:00 pm
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley; Political scientist and Consultant at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

Wednesday, 6th of June 2012, 6:30 pm 
Theme: Art in Social Transformation
Chaired by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet – Ph.D. Film Scholar, Writer and Curator
Bisi Silva - Founder and Artistic Director of the Center for Contemporary Art Lagos
Patrick Mudekereza - Founder and Artistic Director of Picha ASBL, Lubumbashi
Gió Di Sera - Co-founder of Streetunivercity, Berlin
Didier Schaub – Co-founder and Artistic Director of Doual’art, Douala
             11pm Party with DJ Ntone Edjabe - venue:  Club Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19-21, Berlin Kreuzberg (U7, U6 Mehringdamm, Hallesches Tor)
Admission: 5 Euro

This symposium will take place in the context of prêt-à-partager – Art Fashion Sports being exhibited at the ifa gallery Berlin – 26.4.-8.7.2012.
Conceptualised and curated by:
Elke aus dem Moore, Aïcha Diallo, Sandrine Micossé-Aikins
Project Management:
Sabina Husičić
Aïcha Diallo