Digital Conference Program 2020

Despite the fair not taking place in a physical location, we would still like to share with you the accomplished work and the brilliant artists of this fifth edition.

Thanks to l’Institut Français, we are maintaining a virtual conference program, with panel discussions addressing issues and challenges faced by the contemporary African art market through the perspectives of four cities: Dakar, Marrakech, Kinshasa and Cotonou.

ARTIST CONVERSATIONS 
Please join us for our artist conversations starting this Sunday November 15 and every week until mid-December. The artists of the 2020 edition will be invited to talk about their work on our ZOOM platform.
At the end of every week we will post the following week’s program and the ZOOM registration links so you may join in on our digital conferences.

AKAA x Institut Français conferences

Friday November 27, 4PM (UTC+1)
Panel discussion Cotonou (in French)
The particular influence of Benin’s contemporary art scene.
A panel moderated by Armelle Malvoisin, journalist and art critic for Beaux-Arts Magazine and Quotidien de l’Art.

Coline Toumson-Venite
Director of l’Institut Français, Cotonou
Dominique Zinkpé
Artist and Founder of Collectif des Artistes du Centre, the CAC
Julien Vignikin
Artist
André Jolly
Author of « Artistes contemporains du Bénin, Artistes du Monde – Les artistes du Bénin, 82 créateurs du Monde contemporain »
Valentine Plisnier
Coordinator Paris-Cotonou, between “Le Center”, Cotonou & Vallois gallery, Paris.

If you missed this panel discussion or would like to watch it again please click on the following link and type the secret code:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/-iITmFiIgqElmVheQpKEj8cDT71IA8HrRB2Nc3e92zhoOpi1EzLyqJNGN48zygl0.ioqODHho9bccUnMO
Secret code: 2Gu*!Y$e

 

Friday November 20, 4PM (UTC+1)
Panel discussion Kinshasa (in French)
Artists are at the center of their careers
A panel moderated by Armelle Malvoisin, journalist and art critic for Beaux-Arts Magazine and Quotidien de l’Art.

Elodie Chabert
Director of l’Institut Français, Kinshasa 
Mireille Asia Nyembo
Artist
Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo
Director of Kin Art Studio and Congo Biennale, International contemporary art biennal of Kinshasa
Patrick Nzazi
Journalist & art critic

If you missed this panel discussion or would like to watch it again please click on the following link and type the secret code:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/aVKFJbu3vmQhk5ojTpodzkGRG4fXBstjlLNyZUUfyXRe-yBA9CieZZnBDRLS-Ups.P2kNxkCUwiOBGMD_
Secret code: rc++m2@M

 

Saturday November 14, 4PM (UTC+1)
Panel discussion Marrakech (in French)
How do private art centers and communities contribute to the construction of an artistic infrastructure and its market ?
A panel moderated by Armelle Malvoisin, journalist and art critic for Beaux-Arts Magazine and Quotidien de l’Art.

 
Meriem Berrada
Artistic Director at the MACAAL, Marrakech
Hicham Daoudi
Founder of the Comptoir des Mines Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Center, Marrakech
Laila Hida
Founder of Le 18, Derb el Ferrane, Marrakech

If you missed this panel discussion or would like to watch it again please click on the following link and type the secret code :
https://zoom.us/rec/share/ZbRE3Vnr-9BiZd9lHNb8B-LsPiat142fbEdqC8M1sLIq7bBRvB0gyz0MYSBhc-ip.GD6lMXnzUi224gcK
Secret code: 3@yUn65n

 

Friday November 13, 4PM (UTC+1)
Panel discussion Dakar (in French)
What outcome for the contemporary African art market in a sanitary crisis context ?
A panel moderated by Armelle Malvoisin, journalist and art critic for Beaux-Arts Magazine and Quotidien de l’Art.

Olivia Marsaud
Director of Le Manège Gallery, Institut Français, Dakar
Delphine Lopez
Director of Cécile Fakhoury Gallery, Dakar
Wagane Gueye
Curator, Dakar

If you missed this panel discussion or would like to watch it again please click on the following link and type the secret code :
https://zoom.us/rec/share/ZbRE3Vnr-9BiZd9lHNb8B-LsPiat142fbEdqC8M1sLIq7bBRvB0gyz0MYSBhc-ip.GD6lMXnzUi224gcK
Secret code: s#42GKFa

 

Artist conversations

Sunday December 13, 4PM (UTC+1)
Artist Conversation (in English)

The artists Dagmar Van Weeghel and Tsoku Maela in conversation with Amanda Mapple, Curator of African Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pqLAg11rQCS_tsFyxh7W4Q

 

Friday December 11, 4PM (UTC+1)
Artist Conversation (in French)

The South African Artist Lindokuhle Khumalo represented by the Galerie Carole Kvasnevski, in conversation with Pascale Obolo, founder and director of the magazine AFRIKADAA and the African Art Book Fair (AABF)

link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__PTEWkckTiKFM96iWegZPQ

 

Sunday December 6, 4PM (UTC+1)
Artist Conversation (in French)

Artist Alain Polo represented by YCOS – Project in conversation with Yves Chatap, exhibition curator, art critic and co-founder of YCOS – Project.

link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U4aFboGuSK6tkvBsZRpJfg

 

Friday December 4, 4PM (UTC+1)
Artist Conversation (in English)

Artists Nonzuzo Gxekwa and Manyatsa Monyamane in conversation with Brandei Estes, Head of Photography department, Sotheby’s London and Linda Pyke, THK Gallery Director.

link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9AfCV_qnQ7mPeM2Z88a4hA

 

Tuesday December 1, 4PM (UTC+1)
Artist Conversation (in English)

Artists Zanele Muholi and Sphephelo Mnguni in conversation with Dr. Bajabulile Dhlamini, curator for Muholi Arts Projects.

link: https://zoom.us/j/94243352741?pwd=UkRJd2J4ajJ3SlYyUmtvdk1BRlNaUT09

 

Sunday November 29, 4PM (UTC+1)
Artist Conversation (in french)

Artist Hilary Balu (DRC) represented by Magnin-A in conversation with Armelle Dakouo, Artistic Director of AKAA Art & Design Fair

If you missed this discussion or would like to watch it again please click on the following link and type the secret code :
https://zoom.us/rec/share/JlL2gN8ZtwkJ0kATBpRzbPG9AyijTEG_jREP7jXMSxSFhJMi3XQJ2G-srXWrvgH-.AWP0McfT6zJs4k_b
Secret code: P2bu$962

 

Sunday November 22, 4PM (UTC+1)
Artist Conversation (in french)

Galerie Véronique Rieffel presents three women artists from different geographies and generations. Together, through words and images, they will talk about their paths, their work, and where they stand in relation to the current stakes of what we call Contemporary African Arts and they will give us their definition of intersectional feminist art. Véronique Rieffel in conversation with Hélène Jayet (France/Mali), Najia Mehadji (Maroc), et JohannaMirabel (France).

If you missed this discussion or would like to watch it again please click on the following link and type the secret code :
https://zoom.us/rec/share/SxiTR0Odj70Q5po-q2_oiKi-xEYQylOWIcT4-aqAOE5OAOji0H_KfcU4b3_l7lo8.O82m4g_vkEb_dowu
Secret code: =v4bU69W

 

Sunday November 15, 4PM (UTC+1)
Artist Conversation (in english)

ARTCO Gallery artists in conversation with Azu Nwagbogu, Founder/ Director African Artists’ Foundation and LagosPhoto Festival

For the fifth edition of AKAA, Raquel van Haver (Colombia), Toyin Loye (Nigeria) and Imraan Christian (South Africa) were going to be exhibited together for the first time. Although the intellectual intentions and performing techniques of the artists are very different, the medium of photography plays a central role in their artistic practice.

If you missed this discussion or would like to watch it again please click on the following link and type the secret code :
https://zoom.us/rec/share/ZbRE3Vnr-9BiZd9lHNb8B-LsPiat142fbEdqC8M1sLIq7bBRvB0gyz0MYSBhc-ip.GD6lMXnzUi224gcK
Secret code: G0d*M%!V