Newsletter: October 2017



Christine Sun Kim. Photo by Ryan Lash. Courtesy of Christine Sun Kim and TED.

This month, New Art Exchange, Nottingham launches Sounds Like Her, a new sound art exhibition featuring works by Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce, Linda O’Keeffe, Elsa M’bala, Madeleine Mbida, Magda Stawarska-Beavan and Christine Sun Kim. Curated by Christine Eyene with Melanie Kidd, Director of Programmes at NAE, the exhibition proposes to challenge the patriarchal and Eurocentric frameworks that have informed the history of sound art and continue to impact contemporary practice.

Sounds Like Her opens on Friday 13 October, 6.00 – 9.00 pm with a DJ set by Aïcha, with sounds by Black British musicians inspired by Sonia Boyce’s Devotional series.

Gallery tour with Christine Eyene on Saturday 14 October 1.00-2.00 pm with some of the artists including Elsa M’bala and Magda Stawarska-Beavan.

Free events open to all. Click to book your ticket for the exhibition launch (13 Oct) and gallery tour (14 Oct).



“You all make me fearless”, on a banner during a protest in Hong Kong. Image: In-media.

Para Site is hosting the 2017 edition of its International Conference, a major three-day gathering of practitioners from around the world in Hong Kong from 17 to 19 October. In this year’s edition, Para Site will take a step back and ask some fundamental questions about the nature of art’s ability to interfere with social processes and inquiries prompted by today’s political climate. Speakers include Zdenka Badovinac, Natasha Becker, Chen Kuan Hsing, Raphael Chikukwa, Christine Eyene, Patrick Flores, Sophie Goltz, Candice Hopkins, Manray Hsu, Ying Kowk, Tejaswini Niranjana, Maia Nuku, Marian Pastor Roces, Kathrin Rhomberg, Moses Serubiri, Su Wei, Niels Van Tomme, Xin Wang, Pauline Yao and among others.

Drawing from her research on South African resistance photography, the context of Black British arts and the Making Histories Visible archive housed at the University of Central Lancashire, Christine Eyene will discuss the role of art as a tool used to address sociopolitical issues and raise awareness both within the art world and civil society. The presentation will also build on her interest in margins as spaces of dissent, reflection and experimentation through the work British Romany artist Delaine Le Bas whose practice extends beyond art making, as well as the thinking and writings of political scientist Françoise Vergès and her multidisciplinary project called l’Atelier. 

Eyene will also give a workshop to a group of emerging curators from Hong Kong and beyond.

See here for further information.



Ifitry Artists Residency, Morocco

Next month will see the conclusion of YaPhoto pilot phase. The host of events to be held in Yaounde end of November will be announced very soon. The Cameroonian photography platform will then embark on its next development phase, with new orientations that will be communicated in Yaounde.

Two collaborations are also currently ongoing for 2018 exhibitions. These include the Summer of Photography opening in June 2018 at BOZAR, Brussels. The theme of the next edition will focus on the 1960s protest movements and contemporary forms of visual activism; and the 4th International Biennial of Casablanca launching in October 2018 which call for artists will be out in the coming days.  

Watch this space for more art news!

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