BIO
Cultural operator
Discussions (0) Opportunities (0) Events (23) Jobs (0)
EVENT

STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY @ BEN URI MUSEUM, LONDON


Dates:
Thu Mar 13, 2014 18:00 - Sun Mar 30, 2014

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


BEN URI Gallery & Museum presents

STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY

Video art from Africa

Curated by Kisito Assangni

13-30 March 2014

BEN URI MUSEUM

108a Boundary Road

LONDON NW8 0RH

UK

www.benuri.org.uk

http://sfip-project.blogspot.com

PV: 13th March | 6.30pm

Panel discussion: 17th March | 6.30pm

Including:

Said Afifi (Morocco) | Nirveda Alleck (Mauritius) | Jude Anogwih (Nigeria) | Younes Baba-Ali (Morocco) | Rehema Chachage (Tanzania) | Saidou Dicko (Burkina Faso) | Ndoye Douts (Senegal) | Kokou Ekouagou (Togo) | Mohamed El Baz (Morocco) | Samba Fall (Senegal) | Dimitri Fagbohoun (Benin) | Wanja Kimani (Kenya) | Nicene Kossentini (Tunisia) | Kai Lossgott (South Africa) | Michele Magema (D.Congo) | Nathalie Mba Bikoro (Gabon) | Victor Mutelekesha (Zambia) | Johan Thom (South Africa) | Saliou Traoré (Burkina Faso) | Guy Woueté (Cameroon) | Ezra Wube (Ethiopia).

Project [SFIP] is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art.

This exhibition presents a selection of African video art that stands beyond the clichés that remain associated with the dark continent and the postcolonial image. It seeks to bring viewers closer to idiosyncratic readings of African video art and its thematic concerns which are largely ignored. ‘Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy’ contextualises African video art within a larger cultural framework.

Reflecting an age of inter-cultural migration, [SFIP] presents African video artists who live in Africa, Europe and USA whilst providing a meeting point for knowledge and interest in the relationship between self and society. Most works address issues of alterity, identity, tolerance and social relationships as artists reflexively consider their sense of place and belonging in an increasingly interconnected world.

From experimental video to short film, this show focuses on aesthetic and methodological perspectives of fighting ignorance and intellectual perfidy in contemporary African art. The project tells Africa's story by African new media artists as seen through the lens of the relation between tradition and modernity.

The program was previously presented at Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden; Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland; Torrance Art Museum, California, USA; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Motorenhalle Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany and Lucca Museum, Lucca, Italy.

About the curator:

Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator and producer who studied photography and museology. Currently living between London, Paris and Lomé, his practice primarily focuses on psycho-geography and post-globalisation impact on contemporary african cultures.

His projects have been shown internationally, including the Whitechapel Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Arnot Art Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; National Museum for Contemporary Art, Seoul; TEA Museum - Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain among others.

Kisito has participated in symposia, talks and events at numerous international venues.

He was also member of jury for the Award LETTERS FROM THE SKY in Cape Town (South Africa) as well as the 28th Prix VIDEOFORMES in Clermont-Ferrand (France). Kisito is the founder/curator of TIME IS LOVE SCREENING - international video art program and [SFIP] project.


EVENT

TIME IS LOVE.6 - [show 5] | FOUNDATION 3,14 | NORWAY


Dates:
Fri Jun 07, 2013 18:00 - Sat Jun 08, 2013

Location:
Bergen, Norway



STIFTELSEN 3,14 - INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATION presents

TIME IS LOVE.6 - [Show 5]
International video art program
Curated by Kisito Assangni

7 & 8 June 2013
Screening & Talk

STIFTELSEN 3,14
Vaagsallmenningen 12
5014 BERGEN NORWAY
www.stiftelsen314.com
http://timeisloveshow.blogspot.com/

Featuring
Aditi Kulkarni | Anthony Peskine | Bill Millett | Ciriaca Erre | Cristina Picchi & Yuval Gerstein | Danny Germansen | Dellani Lima | Denis Brun | ELASTIC Group | Eugene Perera | Evelin Stermitz | Francesca Fini | Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman | Isidora Ficovic | Jangyoung Jung | Jennida Chase | Jennifer Abessira | Joas Nebe | Jonas Nilsson | Joy Whalen | Kent Anderson Butler | Kokou Ekouagou | Larissa Sansour | Larry Caveney | Laszlo Laszlo Revesz | Neil Howe | Nina Backman | Otelo Fabiao | Paul Rascheja | Pil & Galia Kollectiv | Polina Zioga | Rita Casdia | Sabrina Osborne | Sohrab Kashani | Tommaso Pedone | Tommy Becker | Tor Jorgen Van Eijk | Uma Ray | Yotam Gilad.

Time is Love Screening is an annual international video art program on the theme of love in hard times.
The screening explores forms of artistic expression rising from society and the new media's use of technology. It wishes to support and promote the new movements and trends in contemporary culture.
Since 2008, the project has presented the most innovative works that bring to the world a refreshing perspective on video art.

(Image credit: Disobedient youth, Tommy Becker)
Special Thanks to Malin Barth



EVENT

STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY @ KUNSTHALLE SAO PAULO, BRAZIL


Dates:
Sun May 19, 2013 19:00 - Sun May 19, 2013

Location:
Sao Paulo, Brazil


KUNSTHALLE SAO PAULO presents

Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy
African video-art project

Sunday May 19, 2013, 7pm
Screening presented by curator Kisito Assangni over Skype

Project [SFIP] is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art.

The technocultural revolution has democratised cultural and artistic practice through everyday access to new media. At the same time, the pervasive presence of technology in our lives has raised questions around privacy, surveillance and ownership, the dominance of Western media in globalisation, as well as the privilege of access in the developed world.

The [SFIP] network is dedicated to the diffusion of new experiences worldwide through film and video. It is unfortunate that contemporary African art remains largely associated with sculpture and painting. Much work remains to be done in adequately researching the creative energy of the continent, especially within the last decade.

This exhibition presents a selection of African video art that stands beyond the clichés that remain associated with the dark continent and the postcolonial image. It seeks to bring viewers closer to idiosyncratic readings of African video art and its thematic concerns which are largely ignored. Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy contextualises African video art within a larger cultural framework.

Reflecting an age of inter-cultural migration, [SFIP] presents African video artists who live in Africa, Europe and USA whilst providing a meeting point for knowledge and interest in the relationship between self and society. Most works address issues of alterity, identity, tolerance and social relationships as artists reflexively consider their sense of place and belonging in an increasingly interconnected world.

From experimental video to short film, this show focuses on aesthetic and methodological perspectives of fighting ignorance and intellectual perfidy in contemporary African art. The project tells Africa's story by African new media artists as seen through the lens of the relation between tradition and modernity.

Including: Said Afifi | Nirveda Alleck | Jude Anogwih | Younes Baba-Ali | Rehema Chachage | Saidou Dicko | Ndoye Douts | Kokou Ekouagou | Mohamed El Baz | Samba Fall | Dimitri Fagbohoun | Wanja Kimani | Nicene Kossentini | Kai Lossgott | Michele Magema | Nathalie Mba Bikoro | Victor Mutelekesha | Johan Thom | Saliou Traoré | Guy Woueté | Ezra Wube

Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy, 2011, 97min
Curated by Kisito Assangni
http://sfip-project.blogspot.com

About Film Club

Film Club is free and takes place on Sunday evenings at KUNSTHALLE São Paulo. An entrance is paid exclusively on sessions when there are musicians presentations. To join the club and book a place, please, e-mail info@kunsthallesaopaulo.com

About KUNSTHALLE São Paulo

Opened in September 2012, KUNSTHALLE São Paulo is an independent contemporary art space. Holding projects and exhibitions of national and international artists, the space is characterized by experimentation, community formation and the creation of discussions around current social and contemporary art issues. Comprising an exhibition space and a cafe with a small book shop, KUNSTHALLE São Paulo functions as a meeting point for artists, theorists, and people who are interested in art in general, who may suggest projects, discursive events, such as lectures and debates, video projections and concerts.

KUNSTHALLE São Paulo
Rua dos Pinheiros, 411
05422-010 - São Paulo - SP - Brasil
T + 55 11 2339 8586
www.kunsthallesaopaulo.com
info@kunsthallesaopaulo.com

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Friday from 11am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 10pm


EVENT

TIME IS LOVE.6 - [show 3] |PEANUT UNDERGROUND, NEW YORK


Dates:
Sat Mar 23, 2013 18:00 - Sat Mar 23, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America



PEANUT UNDERGROUND ART PROJECTS presents

TIME IS LOVE.6 - [Show 3]
International video art program
Curated by Kisito Assangni

Saturday March 23, 2013
6pm

PEANUT UNDERGROUND
215 East 5th Street
Lower level, East Village
NEW YORK CITY 10003
www.peanutunderground.com
http://timeisloveshow.blogspot.com

Featuring
Aditi Kulkarni | Anthony Peskine | Bill Millett | Ciriaca Erre | Cristina Picchi & Yuval Gerstein | Danny Germansen | Dellani Lima | Denis Brun | ELASTIC Group | Eugene Perera | Evelin Stermitz | Francesca Fini | Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman | Isidora Ficovic | Jangyoung Jung | Jennida Chase | Jennifer Abessira | Joas Nebe | Jonas Nilsson | Joy Whalen | Kent Anderson Butler | Kokou Ekouagou | Larissa Sansour | Larry Caveney | Laszlo Laszlo Revesz | Neil Howe | Nina Backman | Otelo Fabiao | Paul Rascheja | Pil & Galia Kollectiv | Polina Zioga | Rita Casdia | Sabrina Osborne | Sohrab Kashani | Tommaso Pedone | Tommy Becker | Tor Jorgen Van Eijk | Uma Ray | Yotam Gilad.

TIME IS LOVE Screening is an annual international video art program on the theme of love in hard times.
The screening explores forms of artistic expression rising from society and the new media's use of technology. It wishes to support and promote the new movements and trends in contemporary culture.
The project aims to consider the work of these artists as part of the global phenomenon that is contemporary art, and asks the audience to reflect upon how the time that led to the production of these works was formed.
Since 2008 TIME IS LOVE has presented the most innovative works that bring to the world a refreshing perspective on video art.

Special thanks to Lee Wells



EVENT

Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy at Malmo Konsthall, Sweden


Dates:
Sat Mar 02, 2013 18:00 - Sun Apr 07, 2013

Location:
Malmo, Sweden


Malmo Konsthall presents

STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY
Video art from Africa
Curated by Kisito Assangni

2 March - 7 April 2013

MALMO KONSTHALL
C-Salen
S:t Johannesgatan 7
250 80 Malmo
Sweden
www.konsthall.malmo.se
http://sfip-project.blogspot.com

Including
Said Afifi | Nirveda Alleck | Jude Anogwih | Younes Baba-Ali | Rehema Chachage | Saidou Dicko | Ndoye Douts | Kokou Ekouagou | Mohamed El Baz | Samba Fall | Dimitri Fagbohoun | Wanja Kimani | Nicene Kossentini | Kai Lossgott | Michele Magema | Nathalie Mba Bikoro | Victor Mutelekesha | Johan Thom | Saliou Traoré | Guy Woueté | Ezra Wube

Project [SFIP] is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art.

The technocultural revolution has democratised cultural and artistic practice through everyday access to new media. At the same time, the pervasive presence of technology in our lives has raised questions around privacy, surveillance and ownership, the dominance of Western media in globalisation, as well as the privilege of access in the developed world. The [SFIP] network is dedicated to the diffusion of new experiences worldwide through film and video. It is unfortunate that contemporary African art remains largely associated with sculpture and painting. Much work remains to be done in adequately researching the creative energy of the continent, especially within the last decade.

This exhibition presents a selection of African video art that stands beyond the clichés that remain associated with the dark continent and the postcolonial image. It seeks to bring viewers closer to idiosyncratic readings of African video art and its thematic concerns which are largely ignored. ‘Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy’ contextualises African video art within a larger cultural framework.

Reflecting an age of inter-cultural migration, [SFIP] presents African video artists who live in Africa, Europe and USA whilst providing a meeting point for knowledge and interest in the relationship between self and society. Most works address issues of alterity, identity, tolerance and social relationships as artists reflexively consider their sense of place and belonging in an increasingly interconnected world.

From experimental video to short film, this show focuses on aesthetic and methodological perspectives of fighting ignorance and intellectual perfidy in contemporary African art. The project tells Africa's story by African new media artists as seen through the lens of the relation between tradition and modernity.