Tate Modern – together with trusty allies like Gasworks – are really leading the charge on contemporary art from Africa at the moment. Just as they announce their new partnership with Guaranty Trust Bank to support, promote and develop collaborations and exhibitions with artists in and from Africa, the cogs are also beginning to whirr on another project, this time with Cairo-based independent curator Aleya Hamza.
Following on from CCA Lagos’ Jude Anogwih, who recently gave a talk at Gasworks on his forthcoming Level 2 show with Tate Modern (among other things), Hamza presents ‘A Perspective on Visual Arts in Egypt’, a talk coinciding with her trip to London to work with Tate Modern Assistant Curator Kasia Redzisz on another Level 2 show next year. Hamza will discuss street art in Cairo in relation to the revolution, as well as earlier projects The Long Shortcut (2008-2009) and Tales around the Pavement (2007-2008). The exhibition resulting from her stay here will also appear in Egypt at Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo.
Monday 11 July 2011
7 – 8.30
155 Vauxhall Street, London