Episode 1

1-54 Forum London 2019 | Opening Remarks and Reflecting On The Roles Played By Women in the Arts

1-54 Forum London

3 - 6 October 2019

Opening Remarks

An introduction given by the 1-54 Forum programme curator, Kerryn Greenberg (Head of International Collection Exhibitions at Tate).

Reflecting on the Role Played by Women in the Arts

Elvira Dyangani Ose (Director, The Showroom) discusses the impetus for and legacy of the international project Women on Aeroplanes, with Nontobeko Ntombela (Curator), Everlyn Nicodemus (Artist) and Marlene Smith (Artist and Curator). Through discussions, exhibitions and publications, Women on Aeroplanes aimed to examine the important role women played in the arts, transatlantic networks and liberation struggles. While highlighting the contributions of women, this project posed the following questions: ‘What makes it possible for certain individuals’ stories to prevail, while others remain invisible, or disappear into oblivion? What are the intricacies of institutional or structural erasure? And how does the unveiling of such silenced narratives contribute to collective thinking?’

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.