Roundtable: History and criticism

Christine Eyene, artistic director of the Biennale Internationale de Casablanca will be in conversation with Brahim Alaoui, art historian, curator, former director of the Institut du Monde Arabe, and Babacar Mbow, artistic director of the Musée des Civilisations Noires, in a panel discussion themed history of art and criticism, as part of the programme associated with the exhibition Prête-moi ton rêve, curated by Yacouba Konaté.

During the discussion, moderated by Marie Moignard, art historian and critic for the contemporary art magazine Diptyk, Eyene will take the conference’s theme ‘Art histories, life stories’ as point of departure and revisit her first encounter with South African Modernist painter Gerard Sekoto (1913-1993) in the early 1980s, and how this led her to history of art and research, in view of uncovering some of the chapters that have been excluded from mainstream narratives.

Eyene will also discuss her research on South African photographer George Hallett as part of Making Histories Visible, a multidisciplinary project to which she collaborates at the University of Central Lancashire. She will address the link between the photographer’s artistic practice and African literature, and how the latter informs her upcoming curatorial projects.

Roundtable: History and criticism
Brahim Alaoui, Christine Eyene and Babacar Mbow, moderator: Marie Moignard
Thursday 20 June 2019, 10h-11h

Sofitel Tour Blanche
Rue Sidi Belyout

Visit Prête-moi ton rêve’s website to find out more about the exhibition and associated programme.

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