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Clark/mellon Workshop on Contemporary African Art / Public Session 1 //
The second Clark/Mellon workshop took place at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusettes, on 23 and 24 May 2008.
This program documents the public discussion that took place on the second day of the event amongst curators, artists and art historians.
Additional interviews were recorded during the workshop’s New York City Residency from 25 – 31 May 2008.

Public session 1 at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (MA), USA.

- The Narratives of Contemporary African Art A discussion with curators, artists, and art historians.

Session I : Contemporary Art Scenes in Africa

While state institutions for art and culture in Africa remained burdened by the legacies of colonialism and postcolonialism — along with a healthy dose of institutional inertia — independent arts organizations and collectives are taking up the gauntlet in creating contemporary art scenes and new networks of reception for art in Africa. Some of these include : L’appartement 22 (Rabat, Morocco), Zoma Contemporary Art Center (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Contemporary Arts Forum (Alexandria, Egypt), and the more recent Together Art Center (Khartoum, Sudan), Center for Contemporary Art (Lagos, Nigeria), and the Dead Revolutionaries (Johannesburg, South Africa). In this session presenters will discuss their own shifting contexts, strategies, and futures in relation to contemporary art in Africa.

Panelists : Meskerem Assegued (Zoma Contemporary Art Center), Basam El-Baroni (Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum), Hassoum Ceesay (The Gambia Museum), Abdellah Karroum (L’appartement 22), Gabi Ncgobo (independent curator) Moderator : Katarzyna Pieprzak, Williams College

Program :
- Welcome by Michael Holly, Mark Ledbury, Clark Art Institute
- Presentation of the first Session by Natasha Becker, Clark Art Institute
- Moderator of the first public session Katarzyna Pieprzak, Williams College
- Meskerem Assegued, Zuma Contemporary Art Center Adis Abeba
- Bassam El Baroni, ACAF Alexandria
- Abdellah Karroum, L’appartement 22 Rabat
- Gabi Ngcobo, Cape Town

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