Lecture Jimmy Ogonga

The lecture will be on Wednesday November 18th from 8.00 to 9.30 p.m. at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam, T +31 20 4220471 | www.smba.nl

Please let us know if you will be attending and if you are interested in bringing others along.You can contact Haco de Ridder at h.deridder@mondriaanfoundation.nl

In November Jimmy Ogonga, Program Director of the Nairobi Arts Trust – Centre for Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA) and himself an artist, will be a guest of the Mondriaan Foundation with their international visitor’s program. On Wednesday 18th November he will give a lecture on the work they are doing at CCAEA, followed by an interview with Jelle Bouwhuis of Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. We cordially invite you to attend.

The Mondriaan Foundation International Visitor’s Program was initiated in 1996. Each year they invite a number of professionals from other countries for an intensive introduction to contemporary arts from the Netherlands. With these individually tailored programs they hope to promote an international interest and awareness of contemporary art in our country. Their guests are active in museums and project spaces or are independent curators or critics.

The Nairobi Arts Trust / Center for Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA):

The Nairobi Arts Trust / Center for Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA) is an organization that is set to serve as an advocate for contemporary art and as a catalyst for the creation of significant art projects. They seek to nurture emerging and established artists, and to provide opportunities for inspiration, experimentation, education, and through any other art related means, which support the evolution of new ideas. They intend also to involve in a broad range of symposia, lectures, artists’ talks and studio visits that will continuously cultivate diverse audiences for contemporary art forms and provide a forum for on-going dialogue. www.nairobi-arts.org

Ogonga’s presentation also fits in Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam’s research project ‘Africa Reflected’. This project looks closely at representations of Africa within contemporary art production, with the aim of finding alternatives to predominantly stereotypical mass media representations. The research is designed to arrive at a critical discourse: it is after all about how our images of Africa are shaped, and how we seek to nuance this with the support of visual art. For more information on ‘Africa Reflected’ click here.

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