AFRICA IN VENICE - Politics of Space
by Rikke Jørgensen and Jelili Atiku
SPECIAL COURSE, 13-17 MAY, 2019
AFRICA IN VENICE is a course that will give you a historical overview of African participation in the Venice Biennale from 1922 until today. The course will focus on a geopolitical approach to the global contemporary art scene.
Together with leading figures of the biennale we will investigate what role contemporary African art is currently playing in big European and North American art exhibitions and events. What is the relation between the global and the local narrative in the contemporary art world of today? What does a pavilion mean in terms of representation? What is the relationship between art and politics?
The course aims to give you an insight into the history of the biennale and the politics of representation at the same time as you will gain crucial knowledge about and experience with the contemporary African art scene of today.