In November 2022, 10 early to mid-career curators from England, Ethiopia, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda and Wales - including Autograph’s curator Bindi Vora - joined British Council on a delegation to the Venice Biennale, Milk of Dreams.
Together, the curators participated in an interactive programme exploring the question “how do curatorial and artistic practices allow for a space for radical imagination that centralises black womxn artists?” This question prompted reflective and collective discussions in relation to the work they do and how they use their curatorial practices as a space to articulate new ideas, discourses and transnational dialogues for social and political change.
Following the delegation, the curators were invited to undertake further research and development to interrogate what the term ‘representation’ means today. Now, we are sharing a series of conversations between Bindi and artists with ties to East Africa who focus on issues of climate justice and the environment in their work, alongside a broader framework examining the politics of representation.
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