Tuesday, 25 August 2009

CCA,Lagos Talk on Sat 29th Aug, 2pm with Anaele Iroh, Phd‏


Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos has been running an innovative and dynamic programme focusing on art and ideas through dialogues, talks, fulfilling our objectives to galvanise the Lagos art scene with critical and artistic cultural programming. Since opening just over 18months ago we have presented the artistic, theoretical and curatorial practice of over 30 professionals. We are pleased to present the work of Anaele Iroh who will be speaking on his research led creative practice. He will discuss his methodology and the resultant artistic work.


VENUE 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yabo, Lagos

Research Led Creative Practice: A Case for an Interdisciplinary Art Practice.

Iroh will focus on the relationship between art and
ethnography materialised in his visually led ethnographic research and
creative practice project on Nigerian migrant families in Ireland
entitled, ‘Framing the Nigerian Transnational Family: New Formations
in Ireland.’ It will demonstrate how the disciplinary practices of art
and anthropology can be strategically put in a dialectical and
mutually complimentary relation.

Starting from the material and archival terrain of the migrant family
photo album as a repository of cultural memory Iroh's work utilises visual
ethnography, social and cultural theory and art practice to
interrogate the subject of Nigerian transnational family life in
Ireland, operating in and across spaces of social exclusion and
regimentation, settled and mainstream Irish society and spaces of

He will demonstrate the deployment of visual practice strategies in the
processes of ethnographic representation and discuss how the anxieties
of migration which he experienced during his fieldwork mediated by family
photographs shaped the construction of an art practice that
problematised difference, marginality and anonymity within the context
of transnational migration.

Anaele Iroh holds a PhD. in Visual Cultural Studies from Dublin
Institute of Technology, Ireland and is currently a visiting assistant
professor of Cultural Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. He has
published a number of articles on migration and visual practice and
has spoken and shown his work widely in Europe and America including
most recently at Harvard University, Columbia College and Bard

Saturday, 22 August 2009

4th Annual African Diaspora Summer Film Series

DATE: Friday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23, 2009 and Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30, 2009 .

The Riverside Theatre, of the Riverside Church. 91 Claremont Ave. (120th), NYC
Tel: (212) 8... www.theriversidtheatre.org

Nearest subway: #1 train to 116th Street. Bus # M104, M4 or M60.

The 4th Annual African Diaspora Film Series presented in collaboration with the Riverside Theater of Riverside Church opens a cycle of thought provoking films curated by the African Diaspora Film Festival team.

In preparations for the 17th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival-Nov.27 to Dec.15- ADFF will showcase a total of 13 titles in different Manhattan venues. All screenings on the weekend of August 21 will be held at the Riverside Theatre of the Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. at 120th St.

"Gospel Hill," directed by Giancarlo Esposito, is a metaphor of America today as "greed and idealism collide" in a social environment where human tensions are high and people's humanity is strongly marked by a turbulent past. (In English.) Opening Night Friday, August 21. Reception at 6:30pm; film at 7:30pm. Q&A with Giancarlo Esposito after the screening.

"Migration of Beauty" by Chris Flaherty is an informative film that provides a strong social commentary regarding the relationship between the United States and Ethiopia and the presence of Ethiopians in the US. The film shows how sustaining a democracy is an ongoing process with multiple voices and participants. (In English.) Saturday, August 22 @ 4p.m. Q&A with Chris Flaherty after the screening.

The backdrop of "Silent Shame" is a traditional Latino family in which rules and norms dictate everybody's life. Men marry women; women have children, and so on and so forth. Nevertheless, "Silent Shame" evolves in a way in which issues presented in the film are central and relevant to American society today: sexual orientation, racism, AIDS and the Health Care system are issues that make the film a very revealing piece of work. Directed by Tadeo Garcia. (In English.) Saturday August 22 @ 6:30pm. Q&A with one of the lead actors after the screening.

Poverty is rampant in the world. Whose fault is it? In the though provoking and informative documentary "The End of Poverty?," Philippe Diaz illustrates eloquently the origins of this poverty that affects many parts of the world. Through interviews with experts from all over the world, the film discusses how poverty is linked to colonialisms, neo-colonialism and globalization. (In English, and French /Spanish/Maa with English subtitles.) Screening on Sunday, August 23 at 2pm followed by a discussion.

Tickets for the African Diaspora Summer Film Series can be purchased online at www.theriversidtheatre.org or by calling 212-870-6784.

TICKET PRICES: $10 general admission.Senior/Student: $8.00. Opening Night 8/21 - Reception and "Gospel Hill" screening: $15. Wounded Knee and Zompantli Aztec/ Mayan dance $12 Seniors/Students $10