Friday, 11 September 2009

Still more interesting guests at CCA,Lagos

I took the opportunity of the visit of Mr Kawaguchi and Mr Misuzawa to El Anatsui to finalise their plans for his forthcoming touring exhibition in Japan to invite on their during their trip back to Lagos to give an informal talk about work in Japan.

Cross section of the audience at the talk by Mr Kawaguichi and Mr Misuzawa at CCA,Lagos

Yukiya Kawaguchi spoke about showing contemporary African art within an ethnology museum to a Japanese audience highlighting the advantages and the disadvantages, whilst Tsutomu Misuzawa gave a fascinating talk about the curatorial process and choices for the 3rd Yokohama Triennale 'Time Crevasse' of which he was the artistic director in 2008.

Both talk provided a fascinating and enriching exchange especially within the context of how contemporary art from Africa is received in Japan. There was also substantial diagolue even after the talks had finished. We look forward to receivingmore guests from Japan someday.

Mr Kawaguchi (black shirt) and Mr Misuzawa


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