Georges Adéagbo, studies for “Inverted Space 2015”: Five one day Installations in Public Space. A collaboration of Kulturforum Sud-Nord and The Stadtkuratorin Hamburg (curating public art of the city of Hamburg)
September 11th to 15th 2014
Curated by Sophie Goltz The Stadtkuratorin Hamburg (curating public art of the city of Hamburg) and Stephan Köhler ( founder Kulturforum Sud-Nord) - Read more
October 8th 2014
Call for papers followed by a Symposium on, the topic of the Restitution or Art works to Benin. "Aesthetic practices in Benin, mutations without reference? "Organized by Romuald Tchibozo (Prof. of Art History at the University Abomey Calavi - Cotonou) and Stephan Köhler. The key issue discussed: Would the contemporary art scene in Benin would have developped differently if the artistic heritage of the country would not have been spread all over the world?
The individual papers can be requested at : firstname.lastname@example.org
November 1st – 10th 2014:
Idrissou Mora Kpai gave a community-based documentary film workshop on the theme of Landgrabbing and Food-Security
The four films are the results of our community-based documentary film workshop with Idrissou Mora Kpai, held from Nov. 1-10th 2014 in Cotonou, Benin, on the topic of land-grabbing and food security. This workshop was organized by the Kulturforum Sud-Nord in Partnership with the NGOs “Nature Tropicale”, “Agrihub Benin” and “Synergie Paysanne” and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prince Claus Fund. The workshop on land-grabbing and food security is part of the Kulturforum’s workshop series „Empathetic Eyes“ coordinated by Stephan Köhler in cooperation with Christiane Chabi Kao. The four films, which represent pioneer work in visual activism, were translated into three vernacular languages and screened through mobile cinema units (CNA) in rural Benin in order to educate communities concerned about their land rights.
You can see all four films on you tube:http://youtu.be/pEM4ts-zGGg
See images from the workshop. (under construction)
See images from the projections in rural areas realized by the CNA.
Vernacular language versions on request by writing to (Dendi, Fon, Yoruba) email@example.com
Andreas Siekmann und Alice Creischer gave an animation film workshop on the theme of „Land-Grabbing“ 2013
video download http://youtu.be/WakxOrACzsk
„Take,Take, Take and..?“ - the Biennale Regard Benin 2012
Tara Mahapatra gave a video workshop „Filming the Imaginary“ 2012
Running Does Not Help“ - the Biennale Regard Benin 2010
concept, artists’s list and images.
Announcement on the Website of the German Foreign Ministry
Presenting Artists from Benin internationally
Exhibitions of Georges Adéagbo
Exhibitions of Seraphin Zounyekpe
Publications on artists supported by Kulturforum Sud-Nord
Graciano, Andrew: Exhibiting Outside the Academy,
Salon and Biennial, 1775-1999 www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&isbn=9781472428271&lang=cy-GB