‘Art Talk: an Afrocentric idea of Art’
De-centering curatorial practices and audience engagement
The exhibition IncarNations. African Art as Philosophy presented at BOZAR marks the first time that classical and contemporary African works of art are presented together in dialogue as two interpretations of the same spiritual initiatory function of art. The intent of artist Kendell Geers and collector Sindika Dokolo is to supply the visitor with a new reading of African art, with an emphasis on the Afrocentric. Can this approach contribute to a renewed and enriched understanding of African art that transcends the present stereotypical categories? What are potential future implications for artists, exhibition makers and collectors in looking at African Art from an Afro-Centric ‘African Art as Philosophy’ perspective ?
A conversation with Kendell Geers, Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Natasha Becker, and Osei Bonsu, all important curators and art experts of our time, dealing with these questions in their every-day practices.
The conversation will be moderated by Adenike Cosgrove.
We regret announcing the absence of Osei Bonsu and Natasha Becker during this event.
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art)
Kendell Geers © Lydie Nesvadba