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African Art in Venice Forum

African Art in Venice Forum
Venue: Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, San Marco 1332, Venice, Italy

May 7-9 2019

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Media Minerals performance as part of the African Art in Venice Forum

Tuesday 7th May, 4:45pm

Free to attend, however, reservation is required

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Incorporating music, spoken word, and video projection, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy’s performance Media Minerals reflects on how politics of race affect relationships in an age of technology and globalization. The artists have a scripted encounter that relates their personal experiences and geopolitical observations. Their friendship — forged through virtual spaces like video games or WhatsApp — is tested as they consider how the lives of their respective children differ from each other, and what the future may hold for all of mankind. The Media Minerals performance takes the raw materials of the Finding Fanon series into the physical space.

With: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

Presented in collaboration with New Art Exchange.

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AAVF is a public and free discursive platform presented every other year in Venice, Italy during the opening week of the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte di Venezia. The event provides new opportunities to discover, learn, discuss, explore and exchange on topics and projects related to contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas.

AAVF 2019 will feature talks, workshops and readings, with an expanded interactive format spanning across three full days.