“Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy”
A look at the African video art to bring attention to new means of artistic communication of the black continent and give an unusual view of Africa today, far from the post-colonial cliché image. This wants to do "Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy" [SFIP], the project created by young curator Kisito Assangni involving 15 African video artists who live in Africa, Europe and America: Jude Anogwih, Younes Baba-Ali, Saidou Dicko, Ndoye Douts, Kokou Ekouagou, Mohamed El Baz, Samba Fall, Nicene Kossentini, Kai Lossgott, Michele Magma, Nathalie Bikoro MBA, Johan Thom, Saliou Traore, Guy Woueté, Ezra Wube.
Videos selected for this review that has already made stops in Sweden, Mexico, Estonia, Romania, Ukraine and the United States.
"The techno-cultural revolution - underlined Assangni - has democratized the practice of art and culture through daily access to new media. At the same time, the pervasive presence of technology in our lives has raised issues of privacy, surveillance, property, the rule of the Western media in globalization as well as the privilege of access in the developed world. "
And so the project [SFIP] emerges as the global spread of new experiences through short films and videos that focus on aesthetic and methodological perspectives to "fight the ignorance and malice intellectual" contemporary African art. One way to tell the story of Africa and the relationship between tradition and modernity through the lens of new media seen as an additional resource to sculpture and painting, creative research in Africa.
In an era of inter-cultural migration, [SFIP] investigates the problem of the relationship between self and society. The issues addressed by most of the videos will now cover the concepts of diversity, identity, tolerance and sociability. The artists reflect on the meaning of "place" and their sense of belonging on the assumption that we live in an increasingly interconnected world.
Biographical notes Kisito Assangni
Artist and curator of Togo, was formed in Lomé and Paris. His work has focused on the topic of the post-globalization and the "psychogeography", a concept defined in 1955 by French writer Guy Debord Situationist. His works have been exhibited internationally in various venues including the ICA-Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Arnot Art Museum in New York, the Musée des Arts Derniers of Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, the Arad Art Museum in Arad (Romania), the Museum of Actual Art ExTeresa Mexico City. Kisito is the creator / curator of the project "Screening Time is Love" and "SFIP". He lives between London, Paris and Lome.
STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY
tuesday to sunday h. 10.00-19.00
dal 2-5-2012 al 27-5-2012