Deutsche Bank KunstHalle: „Contemporary African Art: Where did we come from, where are we going?“

Panel discussion with Chris Dercon, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung & Simon Njami on October 23, 2014 @ Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

In relation to the exhibition „Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art“ at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle (1997-2005)“, the conversation explored the antecendents, present conditions and views on the future of contemporary art from Africa. Chris Dercon, director of Tate Modern introduced to the topic and moderated the panel with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary and Savvy Journal, as well as curator of the research and exhibition project „Giving Contours To Shadows“ (2014), and Simon Njami, writer and curator of numerous exhibitions of African contemporary art such as “African Remix” (2004–2007), he was also co-curator of the first African pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale and he recently curated the exhibition “The Divine Comedy” that will be on view soon at SCAD/Savannah after the first presentation at MMK Frankfurt.

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