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Founded in 2013, 1-54 has dedicated itself to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora and strives to promote diverse perspectives. With editions in London, New York and Marrakech annually, 1-54 features leading international galleries specialising in contemporary African art and is accompanied by the 1-54 Forum talks and Special Projects programme.

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Founded in 2013, 1-54 has dedicated itself to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora and strives to promote diverse perspectives. With editions in London, New York and Marrakech annually, 1-54 features leading international galleries specialising in contemporary African art and is accompanied by the 1-54 Forum talks and Special Projects programme.

    1-54 Webinar | Performance Art in the time of Protest and Pandemic

    1-54 Webinar | Performance Art in the time of Protest and Pandemic

    1-54 Webinar | Performance Art in the time of Protest and Pandemic
    3 March 2021

    A conversation with artists JELILI ATIKU, SHEILA CHUKWULOZIE and ADELAIDE DAMOAH led by LISA ANDERSON, independent curator and founder of Black British Art.

    2020 bore witness to a global pandemic and widespread protests against police brutality and racism. Within this context how have performance practices and processes changed? When an audience is being restricted from gathering but also driven to gather to fight against issues of systemic racism, how can, and has, performance been a part of these conversations? Where are performance practices going next?

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | Making and Unmaking Art Schools from The Nineteenth Century to the Present (French)

    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | Making and Unmaking Art Schools from The Nineteenth Century to the Present (French)

    1-54 Forum Paris
    20 - 23 January and through February 2021
    Curated by LE 18, Marrakech
    Making and Unmaking Art Schools from The Nineteenth Century to the Present

    Dans cette conversation, guidée par les recherches des commissaires et historiennes de l’art AUDE MGBA et NADINE ATALLAH, nous explorerons l’histoire de l’apparition, la disparition et de la refonte des formations artistiques et institutions dédiés, sur le continent africain. À travers un parcours historique allant des formes de transmission précoloniales aux infrastructures coloniales et postcoloniales de la production de connaissance et artistique, la conversation examinera la manière dont les artistes, les collectifs et les mouvements ont évolué avec les formes d’éducation institutionnelles dominantes. D’autre part, en explorant la manière dont certains de ces acteurs ont tenté de recréer des modes d’apprentissage en les fondant sur des processus et des espaces de production de connaissances vernaculaires, nous tenterons de réfléchir aux futurs de l’éducation artistique.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | Making and Unmaking Art Schools from The Nineteenth Century to the Present (English)

    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | Making and Unmaking Art Schools from The Nineteenth Century to the Present (English)

    1-54 Forum Paris
    20 - 23 January and through February 2021
    Curated by LE 18, Marrakech
    Making and Unmaking Art Schools from The Nineteenth Century to the Present

    In this conversation led by FRANCESCA MASOERO and guided by the research of curators and art historians AUDE MGBA and NADINE ATALLAH, we will explore histories of the making, unmaking, and remaking of artistic learnings and schooling institutes across the African continent. Through a historically-informed journey moving from pre-colonial forms of transmission, to colonial and post-colonial infrastructures of knowledge and artistic production, the conversation will examine on the one hand, the ways in which artists, collectives, and movements navigated dominant, institutional educational sites. On the other, by investigating the ways in which some of these actors attempted to recraft learning modes anew, grounding them on vernacular processes and spaces of knowledge-making, we will try to reflect on the situated futures of artistic education ahead.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | An Oral Gaze: Between Bouanani and Sembene (French)

    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | An Oral Gaze: Between Bouanani and Sembene (French)

    1-54 Forum Paris
    20 - 23 January and through February 2021
    Curated by LE 18, Marrakech
    An Oral Gaze: Between Bouanani and Sembene

    Conversation entre TOUDA BOUANANI et SAMBA GADJIGO, modérée par NADIR BOUHMOUCH. Réunissant l’artiste Touda Bouanani et le cinéaste / chercheur en cinéma Samba Gadjigo, cette conversation se situe à l’intersection entre le cinéma africain et les arts oraux populaires qui l’ont parfois inspiré. En mettant l’accent sur Ousmane Sembene et Ahmed Bouanani, la discussion portera sur la manière dont les arts oraux ont éclairé ou influencé les travaux des pionniers du cinéma africain qui cherchaient à “décoloniser le regard”.

    En effet, si Sembene a vu dans le cinéaste un “Griot”, Bouanani y aurait vu un “Amdiaz”. A ce titre, nous partirons de la récente sortie du livre La septième porte : Une histoire du cinéma au Maroc pour aborder la manière dont les cultures, les histoires et les arts indigènes ont contribué à créer un cinéma africain qui remet en question les codes et l’esthétique occidentaux.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | An Oral Gaze: Between Bouanani and Sembene (English)

    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | An Oral Gaze: Between Bouanani and Sembene (English)

    1-54 Forum Paris
    20 - 23 January and through February 2021
    Curated by LE 18, Marrakech
    An Oral Gaze: Between Bouanani and Sembene

    Led by NADIR BOUHMOUCH and bringing together artist TOUDA BOUANANI and filmmaker/film scholar SAMBA GADJIGO, this conversation situates itself at the intersection between African cinema and the popular oral arts which have sometimes inspired it. With a focus on Ousmane Sembene and Ahmed Bouanani, the discussion will revolve around how the oral arts have inspired or informed the works of African film pioneers looking to “Decolonise the Gaze.”

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | Resounding Waves: on the making of sonic solidarities through radio

    1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | Resounding Waves: on the making of sonic solidarities through radio

    1-54 Forum Paris
    20 - 23 January and through February 2021
    Curated by LE 18, Marrakech
    Resounding Waves: on the making of sonic solidarities through radio

    Departing from their respective research projects Radio Earth
    Hold and we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming, in this conversation RACHEL DEDMAN and YASMINA REGGAD explore the formation of sonic solidarities across different regions and liberation struggles, carried out by and through radio, sounds, acoustics and acousmatics in Palestine, Algeria, and beyond.

    RECORDING CREDITS AND REFERENCES

    (1) VOICE: Salah Badis, From the sound intervention ‘On the Palestinian Cause and Western Sahara Question’ by Yasmina Reggad, commissioned by ‘Kibrit: Reactivating collective histories, shares spaces and common places’, broadcasted from Algiers via Skype to Le 18 (Marrakech, Morocco), December 2017. (2) ENG: ’This is the voice of Algeria’, by Franz Fanon, From "A Dying Colonialism", Translated by Haakon Chevalier, Grove Press, 1965. FR: “Ici la voix de l’Algérie”, in Frantz Fanon, Sociologie d’une révolution (L’an V de la révolution algérienne). François Maspero, Paris, 1972. (3) المجد للثورة (Glory to the Revolution), provenance unknown, 1970s. Listen to the whole song here. (4) Abdullah Haddad, ‘Tactics’, performed for Yasser Arafat at a ceremony devoted to the Palestinian revolution, Yemen, 1983. Listen to the whole song here. (5) VOICE: José Francisco Falero From the digital sound archive of one broadcast of 'La Voz de Canarias libre'. Direction des Archives de la Radio algérienne, Algiers (Algeria), n.d. (6) Listen to Radio al-Hara: https://yamakan.place/palestine/ (7) Jericho - First Palestinian TV Test Transmission, World Television News, no. w067280, 1994.See the whole video here. (8)VOICE: AISSA MESSAOUDI ‘Palestinian Radio Ends Broadcasts From Algeria’. Algiers Voice of Palestine in Arabic 17.02 GMT 7 Aug 94 Daily Report. Near East & South Asia (FBIS-NES-94-152), 08 August 1994, Palestinian Affairs, Page 17

    Sonic Links

    Eclosion: https://smartlink.ausha.co/eclosion?fbclid=IwAR0j7kVpG8a_Q2e0CtuZznWSEjCQo54iVMnrXzyhOZh9MivjOHoYvI798_Y

    Elle m’écrit d’Alger: https://play.acast.com/s/elle-mecrit-dalger?fbclid=IwAR3gphJQotCm0S6vpTH9nsJLjMl08kbD7AwfXDfMXLG75awbzTltCKlrqqM

    Machahou: https://smartlink.ausha.co/machahou

    Radio Corona Internationale: https://soundcloud.com/radio-corona-internationale

    Radio M: https://radio-m.net

    Vintage Arab: https://soundcloud.com/vintagearab?fbclid=IwAR21A60neAV7MEy0XYgwOOnfxzJKhUfbtMYHIU0Be9jNj6emZfWyI87EYnY

    Link to Radio Earth Hold #1: The Colonial Voice: https://soundcloud.com/user-854660269-405465536/radio-earth-hold-colonial-voice

    Link to Radio Earth Hold #3: Pitch Blue https://thecontemporaryjournal.org/strands/sonic-continuum/radio-earth-hold-003-pitch-blue

    • 1 hr 11 min

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