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The Curator's Perspective: A Conversation with Bisi Silva



In Independent Curators International (ICI)'s second curatorial talk series at the New Museum, independent curator Bisi Silva joins ICI Executive Director Kate Fowle for The Curator's Perspective: A Conversation with Bisi Silva. Silva is the founder and director of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos). Silva discusses the mission and history of the Centre, which opened in December 2007, also recounting her career as a curator and the guiding principles by which she has operated, ones she continues at CCA, Lagos. Silva speaks to the various political, social, cultural and artistic notions that CCA, Lagos' exhibitions have undertaken and dissected, and offers an overview of its numerous programs and workshops. She concludes with a discussion of the work of photographer Zanele Muholi and multimedia artists Safa Erraus, Mary Sibande and Bright Eke.



Independent Curators International and the New Museum presented The Curator's Perspective: A Conversation with Bisi Silva at the New Museum's New Museum Theater in New York City on May 9, 2010. Founded in 1975, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. This touring conversation series has been made possible through the support of Agnes Gund.

 

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