CCA,Lagos in collaboration with FCA, Ghana presents “The Archive: Static, Embodied, Practiced” an intensive 35 day international art programme structured as part laboratory, part workshop and part informal art academy.
The programme takes place in Accra from 6th May to 9th June 2013
Using the format of part art laboratory, part residency and part informal art academy, over the course of 35 intensive days “The Archive: Static, Embodied, Practiced” will focus partially on technique and primarily on methodology, critical thinking, and the implementation of conceptual ideas. The programme will be of benefit to people interested in thinking through the conception and execution of work, artists and curators who are curious and interested in experimenting with modes of practice and thought outside of the traditional modes of working but not to its total exclusion. Deadline 25 February 2013
After two very successful programmes which took place in Lagos, On Independence and the Ambivalence of Promise 2010 and History/Materiality in 2012, for the first time the initiative will move to another West African country Accra, Ghana in 2013. The international art programme will take on an itinerant characteristic that intends to see it take place in Dakar in 2014 and in Mozambique in 2015 as a way of engaging the rest of the continent.
Who Can Participate?
■ Artists can be working in any media – painting, sculpture, textile, ceramics, photography, video and new media, performance art, writing, theatre and dance.
■ Applications are open to artists in Ghana, Nigeria and from across Africa as well as other countries from South America, Asia and the Caribbean who have been professionally active for at least 3 years and with a visible commitment to their professional artistic practice and media.
■ Having studied art is NOT a requirement, we accept applications from self-taught professional artists with at least 3 years constant working experience.
■ We are also interested in inviting emerging curators who can benefit from the close interaction with artists as well as others who are interested in developing interdisciplinary methods of working. There is the possibility to use the residency as well as the themes and issues as the starting point to conceive of a final project (your CV should reflect professional curatorial and writing experience since 2010).
For additional information please contact:
Foundation for Contemporary Art, Ghana
W.E. Dubois Centre, 2nd Circular Road
Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
T: [+233 264 527 432| +233 244 771 190
Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos
9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
T:+234 (0)702 836 7106
Source : fcaghana.org