Ex-tensions, créations africaines et post-colonialisme
16 January 2009
The conference Ex-Tensions: African Art and Forms of post-Colonialism will be taking a fresh look at preconceptions about current creative activity in Africa and the complex images of it propagated in the West.
There will be four avenues of exploration.
- Art and theory «migrations» between Africa and the West, seen from the anthropological, historical and sociological points of view.
- The engendering of new ways of thinking by the African diaspora in Europe and the United States, and in particular the post-colonial-inflected disciplines that have emerged from Cultural Studies
- The visual arts, cinema and literature, which will testify to the richness of contemporary creativity in Africa.
- Exhibition curators, directors of Contemporary Art biennials and movie producers will speak about the diversity of projects under way for production and dissemination of creative work from Africa