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Symposium: Where We Meet presented by ifa, Berlin

Symposium: Where We Meet

Das Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (ifa)

5–6 June 2012

Werkstatt der Kulturen
Wissmannstr. 32
12049 Berlin, Germany

In English, free and open to the public
Please register:
mager@ifa.de / F +49 30 28449 130

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Where We Meet: Cultural Translation and Art in Social Transformation
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 hometowns. 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.

Cultural Translation
Tuesday 5 June, 6pm
Welcome address 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.

Panel
Ntone Edjabe, founder and Editor of Chimurenga, Douala and Cape Town
Koyo Kouoh, founder and Artistic Director of RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, Dakar
Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, writer, filmmaker, 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
Tuesday 5 June, 8pm
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; political scientist and consultant at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

Art in Social Transformation
Wednesday 6 June, 6:30pm
Chaired by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet, Ph.D., film scholar, writer, and curator

Panel
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

Party with DJ Ntone Edjabe
Wednesday 6 June, 11pm
Club Gretchen
Obentrautstr. 19-21
Berlin Kreuzberg
Directions: U7, U6 Mehringdamm, Hallesches Tor
www.gretchen-club.de
Admission: 5 EUR

This symposium will take place in the context of prêt-à-partager – Art Fashion Sports, being exhibited at the ifa gallery Berlin, 26 April–8 July 2012.

Media partner: www.africavenir.org
Conceptualised and curated by Elke aus dem Moore, Aïcha Diallo, Sandrine Micossé-Aikins
Project management: Sabina Husičić
Press relations: Aïcha Diallo
Photo by Philip Metz
Design by Ronald Kolb & Volker Schartner (Biotop 3000)