“Leveling Up: Infrastructure in Africa”
Yto Barrada, Artist and Founder of The Mothership, Tangier
Ayana V. Jackson, Artist and Founder of STILL Artist Residency Program, South Africa
Daudi Karungi, Founder, Afriart Gallery, Kampala, Uganda
Othman Lazraq, Director of the Fondation Alliances and President of the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech
Moderated by Touria El Glaoui, Founding Director, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London
In big collections from across the US to Europe, African artists have increased visibility. How is Africa leveling up their infrastructure to provide what artists need to progress their careers in their homeland? What roles do artists, collectors and curators play in this great expansion? What does the future hold for the growing African Market, burgeoning collector class, and what are the lasting effects of decolonization?