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1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | Making and Unmaking Art Schools from The Nineteenth Century to the Present (English)
Episode 727th February 2021 • 1-54 Forum • 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
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1-54 Forum Paris

20 - 23 January and through February 2021

Curated by LE 18, Marrakech

Making and Unmaking Art Schools from The Nineteenth Century to the Present

In this conversation led by Francesca Masoero and guided by the research of curators and art historians Aude Mgba and Nadine Atallah, we will explore histories of the making, unmaking, and remaking of artistic learnings and schooling institutes across the African continent. Through a historically-informed journey moving from pre-colonial forms of transmission, to colonial and post-colonial infrastructures of knowledge and artistic production, the conversation will examine on the one hand, the ways in which artists, collectives, and movements navigated dominant, institutional educational sites. On the other, by investigating the ways in which some of these actors attempted to recraft learning modes anew, grounding them on vernacular processes and spaces of knowledge-making, we will try to reflect on the situated futures of artistic education ahead.

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