Yokohama International Conference on Contemporary African Arts

The House of African Art is hosting a conference bringing together professionals connected with Contemporary African Arts both from Japan and abroad.

Keynote speech:
Yukiya Kawaguchi (Rikkyo University) 13:00-13:30
“What is the current situation of contemporary African art?”

Dance film screening 13:30-14:00
Extracts of the dance piece “Fagaala” by Germaine Acogny/Kota Yamazaki
Comments by Kota Yamazaki, Choreographer

Part 1. Artistic Practice in Japan and Africa: The Ties Bind 14:00-16:00
Moderator : Missla Libsekal, Another Africa

– Megumi Matsubara, Artist
– Noboru Tsubaki, Artist
– Nástio Mosquito, Artist
– Aboubakar Fofana, Artist
– Serge Mouangue, Artist

Break 16:00-16:15

Part 2. The Curation of Contemporary African Art in Japan 16:15-18:00
Moderator : Toshio Shimizu , Gakushuin University

– Dominique Malaquais, Centre d’Etudes des Mondes Africains, CNRS
– Ousseynou Wade, Dak’Art Biennale
– Simon Njami, Revue Noire
– Prune Helfter-Noah, House of African Art

Followed by a discussion with the panelists.

Reception 18:30-20:00

For more information contact:
voids production
Tel : 080-9651-8878(Weekdays 10:00-18:00)
Mail :

Yokohama International Conference on Contemporary African Arts
Sunday 19 May 2013, 13.00 – 20.00

See related event: Megumi Matsubara & Nastio Mosquito in conversation with Christine Eyene

Yokohama Creative City Center, 3F
6-50-1 Honcho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-8315, Japan
Tel. +81(0)45-221-0325
● Minato Mirai Line, Bashamichi Station,
Exit 1b Connected directly to the Noge/Sakuragicho exit (Island Tower passage)
●Five minutes’ walk from JR and subway Sakuragicho Station
● Seven minutes from Kannai Station

Hosted by House of African Art
Supported by Pola Art Foundation
Co-operated by Yokohama Arts Foundation

First posted: 16/05/2013

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