Episode 8

1-54 Forum London 2019 | Àsìkò: A Pan-African, Mobile Initiative

1-54 FORUM London

3 - 6 October 2019

Àsìkò: A Pan-African, Mobile Initiative

In 2010 Bisi Silva initiated Àsìkò, a new model for radical arts education, which promoted independent and critical thinking, experimentation and multidisciplinary approaches. Over the course of six editions in five cities (Lagos, Accra, Dakar, Maputo and Addis Ababa) almost 200 individuals took part in the programme and contributed to its development. Tamar Garb (Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art at University College London) and artists Eddie Chambers and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Raqs Media Collective), all of whom participated in Àsìkò, discuss its impact on their own practices and reflect on its legacy.

1-54 Forum London 2019 was generously supported by Arts Council England and Christie’s Education

Image: © Katrina Sorrentino 


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Accompanying 1-54, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, is 1-54 Forum, the fair's programme of discussion, performance, readings and other interventions.