Screening programmes and symposium

Nii Obodai Mud House Wall 2009
Nii Obodai
Mud House Wall, from the series Who Knows Tomorrow 2009

Tate and Guaranty Trust Bank partner with local institutions in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana, to host a three-day event interrogating one of the most critical aspects of art as engine for social transformation: institutional building. Over the past decade, a wide range of non-state institutions and cultural platforms has occupied local art scenes fervently, producing new strategies that connect art and society, sometimes even beyond local government’s remit.

This event looks at some of these examples in South Africa, Senegal, Morocco, Ethiopia, Republic Democratic of Congo and Ghana, examining the current status of art, self-sustainability and institutional building in Africa.