Upcoming Talks

The Last Day in Lagos: Encountering Marilyn Nance’s FESTAC 77 Photographic Archive

Entanglements of Black Visual Culture: Blackness, Archives, and Performativities Panel

Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 10.45am–12.15pm

Black Portraitures, New York University (Kimmel Center)

Recent Talks

Triangulating the Outsider & Tracing Techniques of Ecstasy

Lecture on Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955–1989)

There Are No Shadows Here: The Perfect Moment at 30

Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 3–4pm

Washington Project for the Arts, D.C.

Image: Tiona Nekia McClodden (2019)

FESTAC 77: Unpacking the Archive

In conversation with Marilyn Nance

June 11, 2019 

C-MAP Africa Research Group, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Image: Marilyn Nance, FESTAC 77 Archive (1977)

To See and Be Seen: The Photobook as a Site of Subjectivity 

MassArt Photography Department Visiting Lecture

March 19, 2019 from 3.30–5pm

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

Image: Liz Johnson Artur, Berlin: Bierke (2016)

Everyone is Present

In conversation with Terry Kurgan

February 27, 2019 from 6.30–8pm

Magnum Foundation, New York

Regarding Frames of Representation

In conversation with Catherine E. McKinley and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

January 22, 2019 from 7–8pm

DUMBO House, Brooklyn

Artist Talk

In conversation with Naima Green

June 25, 2018 from 6–8pm

Arsenal Gallery, Central Park



Living Archive

Performance after Apartheid: In Conversation with Jay Pather

May 5, 2018

1-54 FORUM

Pioneer Works, New York

Image © Katrina Sorrentino and 154.

Points of Departure

In Conversation with Mimi Cherono Ng’ok

May 1, 2018 

Photography Expanded: Counter-Histories Symposium by Magnum Foundation

The New School, New York

Chin(A)frica: An Interface

In conversation with Samuel Fosso and He Xiangyu. Moderated by Xin Wang

March 29, 2018

Art Basel, Hong Kong

Iwalewahaus Curatorial Lecture

Research, Collecting, Exhibitions, and Publications: Developing a Curatorial Praxis

February 13, 2018

University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth


Welcome Visitors

In Conversation with Penny Siopis

January 20, 2018

The Walther Collection Project Space, New York

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