INVITATION: A Roundtable on 2008 Dak'Art
A Roundtable on 2008 Dak'Art
The International Association of Art Critics (AICA Nigeria)
In collaboration with Goethe-Institut Lagos
Cordially invites you as a Discussant to
"Review of the Dak’art 2008"
A Round Table
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Goethe-Institut Lagos, 10 Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island
Phones: 461 3416, 774 6888; 08023312410
"Review of the Dak’Art 2008"
What are the current tendencies of the art scene in Africa - and especially West Africa? To what extent is the Nigerian art scene up to par with the international discourse? At the 8th Dak’Art Biennale, which took place in Senegal from May 9 to June 9, the New-York-based artist Osaretin Ighile was the only Nigerian in the ‘Main’-exhibition. The National Gallery of Art (NGA), Abuja, however, mounted an ‘Off’-exhibition of 15 Nigerian artists in Dakar during this important African contemporary art biennale. To what extent did the exhibition project NGA’s bid to host the First African Regional Summit and Exhibition in Visual Arts (ARESUVA) in September 2008? These are some of the questions that will be discussed by prominent representatives of the Nigerian cultural scene who visited the Biennale. The round table will cast a light on the concepts, the artists and the works at the Dak’Art Biennale.
Discussants: Akin Onipede of CCAF Nigeria, Bisi Silva of CCA,Lagos, Chuka Nnabuife of SNA, Okechukwu Uwazuoke of AWON, Dr, Kweku Tandoh of NGA Abuja, Moses Ohiomokhare of Quintessence representing Gallery Owners’ Association.
Moderator: Ademola Azeez of AICA.
Please attend punctually.