C&AL team curates this year's 1-54 Forum Program

“I Felt Like a Black Guy from New York Trapped in Peru”

The eighth edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London will be accompanied by 1-54 Forum. This year the fair’s extensive talks programme will feature artists, curators, art historians and cultural producers from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the global Diaspora.

14:00 – 15:00
Modes of Resistance
What role does or should play contemporary art in moments like these? On a political, personal, global scale? Why is it crucial? Or isn’t it? What role play important notions of solidarity and self-care? This panel invites artists and academics to discuss current urgencies and strategies in the context of the Brazilian art scenes. This includes academic and artistic perspectives.
Speakers include ROSANA PAULINO (artist, educator and curator), LUCIANE RAMOS SILVA (dancer, independent curator, choreographer and anthropologist), ENORÊ (artist) and moderated by RAQUEL VILLAR-PÉREZ (assistant Curator at Photoworks and researcher).
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16:00 – 17:00
Global Connections
What are the shared histories, narratives and experiences, what are the differences that define the connections between Afro-Latin America, The Caribbean and Africa? How, if it all, does this affect cultural producers finding themselves in a creative state of flux?
Speakers include KOFFI MENSAH (artist) and EVAN IFEKOYA (Artist), moderated by JULIA GROSSE and YVETTE MUTUMBA (founding editors of Contemporary & and Contemporary América Latina).
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Sunday, 11 October

14:00 – 15:00
A View from the Other Side of Things
(Listen in English or Spanish)
Many of the inequalities inherited from slavery in Colombia still remain, having an impact on different levels of society. This panel brings together cultural producers from afro-Colombian perspectives to discuss the notions of inequality and invisibility in the context of Colombia’s creative/art sector.
Speakers include RAMIRO CAMELO (curator at Myymälä2), NICOLÁS VIZCAÍNO SÁNCHEZ (artist), CARMENZA BANGUERA (artist) and moderated by WILL FURTADO (artist, writer and deputy editor at Contemporary And). Interpretation to/from Spanish by MARIA BARRERA.
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16:00 – 17:00
Relationship Status: It’s Complicated
(Listen in English or Spanish)
The profound distortions related to African legacy in Argentina, Mexico and Peru are still far from being part of a mainstream narrative. The historical, institutional and personal difficulties in examining African identity in Argentina, Mexico and Perus are also becoming more and more relevant for various cultural producers using artistic activism as a tool for raising awareness.
Speakers include GABY MESSINA (artist), KORAL CARBALLO (photographer), ENTES (artist) moderated by GABRIELA SALGADO (curator). Interpretation to/from Spanish by MARIA BARRERA.
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