Sunday, 16 November 2008

Contemporary Art Lecture series begins at CCA,Lagos

Art-iculate 08/09

A series of lectures on contemporary art and culture
featuring international guest speakers

In 2000 under the auspices of the now defunct IVAC the first programme of lectures featuring guest speakers Eddie Chambers and Katy Deepwell,(UK) Colin Richards, South Africa, Yacouba Konate, Ivory Coast and William Miko, Zambia made presentations not only to a Lagos art audience but also to students at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and to art professionals Enugu in collaboration with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The positive response that was received nationwide highlighted the vacuum in the area of contemporary art discourse and the cultural isolation experienced by local artists. Today artists have the opportunity - through access to information and communication technology - to connect, interact and dialogue with people globally.

Within this context, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos is pleased to present a new series of lectures that aims to increase dialogue, encourage debate and stimulate exchange in visual arts and culture in Nigeria by inviting international curators, critics, and art historians to share their knowledge, skills and experience. In prioritising dialogue and discourse in our programmes, we hope to encourage the development of critical perspectives that help us to learn about and understand not only our society but about world in general.

Over the next nine months CCA,Lagos will invite curators, art historian, writers and cultural producers who will provide an insight into the visual art sector of countries as diverse as Cameroon, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Brazil, India, America as well as explore the work of individuals and organisations across a broad spectrum of curatorial and critical perspectives and artistic practices.

As in 2000, the current series of international lectures Art-iculate has been made possible with the support of the Prince Claus Fund.

For more information contact Hansi Momodu at


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