artnet News | Caroline Goldstein:
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair has announced the lineup for its annual 1:54 FORUM talks program. This year’s roster features Raél Jero Salley, professor in art history at Maryland Institute College of Art, as the keynote speaker.
Curator Koyo Kouoh—founder and artistic director of RAW Material Company—describes the three-day event as a selection of educational programming centered around the role of art as a means of creative activism to resist, rather than react to oppression. “As artist methodologies filter into and blur academic disciplines, activist, and social practices, we look to the radical traditions of art-making in search of strategies for political liberation,” she said in a statement… Read more
Image: 1:54 FORUM’s curator, Koyo Kouoh, 2017. © Antoine Tempé