POSITIONING NIGERIAN MODERNISM – TATE MODERN

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Explore new positions on West-African modernism, before and after independence

Taking place during the centenary of pioneering Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, this major international conference explores new positions on West-African Modernism before and after Independence.

Jointly hosted by Bea Gassmann de Sousa, independent curator and Kerryn Greenberg, curator, International Art, Tate Modern, this one and a half-day conference is a unique opportunity to examine strategies of cultural independence and to reflect upon the impact of transnationalism and de-colonization in art criticism and museum collections today.

Positioning Nigerian Modernism launches on the evening of 28 September, with a keynote lecture by Chika Okeke-Agulu; artist, curator, art historian and author of Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria. This is followed by a day-long conference on 29 September, featuring four sessions: Modernism and Independence in West AfricaThe Formation of National Identity and Preservation of History, Knowledge and Legacy: Unexpected Tropes and Collecting Modern African Art: 1950–2017.

This landmark event brings together major institutions and thinkers at the forefront of post-colonial and transnational thought and practitioners of these approaches in a global institutional context.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/conference/positioning-nigerian-modernism

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TATE MODERN

Starr Cinema

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

DATES

28 September 2017 at 18.30–20.00

29 September 2017 at 10.00–17.45

PRICING

£22

Booking Options:

Thursday only – £9

Friday only – £20

Thursday and Friday – £22.00. The two-day ticket can only be booked in person or by telephone (020 7887 8888, 9.45 – 18.00 daily)

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