Panel Discussion: Between Accessibility and Art Criticism
Friday 26 May 2023


Between Accessibility and Art Criticism: African/Diasporic Film Culture Today

With Awa Konaté (chair), Anthony Badu, Liz Chege, Abiba Coulibaly and Rogan Graham


Increasingly the division between cinematic forms and materials produced for art galleries have blurred and created new forms of creative collaborations and questionings of the screen-based image. How does this context speak to legacies of the pioneers of African cinema and the challenges and opportunities for contemporary African film makers? The panel aims to explore the role and relevance of writing about and curating African/Diasporic films and to identify new ways to foster and develop ideas about accessibility and institution building in the contemporary moment. 




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Image: Black Audio Film Collective, Expeditions 1 – Signs of Empire, 1983. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery and John Akomfrah.

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