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‘History/Matter’ at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos

Tessa Jackson,  Iniva’s Chief Executive, participates in History/Matter at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos

Ato Annan, "Paddle Your Own Canoe," 2011

Ato Annan, “Paddle Your Own Canoe,” 2011

CCA, Lagos presents the second edition of its international art programme created with the aim of filling a gap in the art education curricula in Nigeria and other African countries, concentrating on critical methodologies and histories that underpin artistic practice. The programme takes place from 30 April–26 May 2012.

Using the format of part art workshop, part residency, and part art academy, over the course of a month, History/Matter will focus partially on technique and primarily on methodology, critical thinking, the implementation of conceptual ideas as well as the development and role of curatorial practice. Continuing within the parameters of engaging the past in the present, History/Matter encourages the consideration of the discursive nature of ‘History’ not simply in terms of past events, narratives, and occurrences but also, and primarily, as it relates to the present.

Tessa Jackson - Iniva's Chief Executive

Tessa Jackson – Iniva’s Chief Executive

Tessa Jackson will participate in the programme of sessions including a series of lectures, seminars, portfolio reviews, and group crits alongside several artists and curators including: El Anatsui (NIG/GH); Candice Breitz (SA/GER); Tam Fiofori (NIG); Kianga Ford (US); Abdellah Karroum (MOR); Simone Leigh (US); Amilcar Packar (BR); Simon Njami (FR/CAM); J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere (NIG); Shane Aslan Selzer (US); and Kofi Settordji (GH) and more.

The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos is an independent, non-profit visual art organisation founded in December 2007 to provide a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture.

Read more on Eflux: http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/historymatter/