Kisito Assangni

Kisito Assangni, UK, France
Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, art consultant, and farmer who studied museology at Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Currently living between UK, France and Togo, his research focuses primarily on psychogeography and the cultural impact of globalisation. He investigates the modes of cultural production that combine theory and practice. He inherently aims at going beyond the usual relations between artist, curator, institution, audience, and artwork in order to engage audiences in encounters with art that are unexpected, transformative, and fun. His discursive public programs and exhibitions have been shown internationally, including the Venice Biennale; ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Malmo Konsthall, Sweden; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Es Baluard Museum of Art, Palma, Spain; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Marrakech Biennale among others. Assangni has participated in talks, seminars, and symposia at numerous institutions such as the British Museum, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Ben Uri Museum, London; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen (Norway); Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, Mali; Sala Rekalde Foundation, Bilbao; COP17 Summit, South Africa; Depart Foundation, Malibu (USA); Sint-Lukas University, Brussels; Motorenhalle Centre of Contemporary Art, Dresden (Germany); Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Switzerland. Assangni is the founder of TIME is Love Screening (International video art program) and art advisor for Latrobe Regional Gallery in Victoria, Australia.

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African Arts ― Global Conversations 
Article date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

African Arts ― Global Conversations 

African Arts―Global Conversations draws from the Brooklyn Museum’s extensive and renowned collections to assert the importance of African arts within the art historical canon. Spanning the entire Museum, the exhibition questions dominant narratives from Western art history and museum practices that have traditionally sidelined African arts, and makes important connections between the continent’s various artistic practices and those of other global cultural groups.

The Aestheticized Interview with Timo Menke (Sweden)
Article date: Monday, May 4, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Timo Menke (Sweden)

Timo Menke is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Stockholm. Investigating the relationship between the observer and the observed, subject and object, recorder and projector, lens and screen, his practice is increasingly aiming at a dark holistic approach. Using photographic and moving images, documents, objects, drawing and plant cultivation he approaches, renegotiates and speculates about our common nature-culture, in order to highlight and transform an increasingly dark matter: body, earth, space.

Alpha Crucis -  Contemporary African Art
Article date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Alpha Crucis - Contemporary African Art

Alpha Crucis underlines the originality and diversity of African artists who live and work in sub-Saharan Africa. The exhibition curated by André Magnin brings together three generations of artists who mostly live in large urban centres. It is not what they have in common that unites them, nor what kind of subject matter upon which they draw, but the necessities they have followed and what they lead us to think about.

The Aestheticized Interview with Evelin Stermitz (Austria)
Article date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Evelin Stermitz (Austria)

Evelin Stermitz, M.A., M.Phil., studied Media and New Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and holds the degree in Philosophy from Media Studies. Her works in the field of media and new media art focus on post-structuralist feminist art practices.

Game Without Rules by Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg)
Article date: Monday, February 17, 2020

Game Without Rules by Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg)

Irina Gabiani’s exhibition “The game without rules”at Gian Marco Casini Gallery in Livorno (Italy) is a continuation of the artist’s previous exhibition titled “Domino principle (the end is your choice)” presented at Nosbaum Reding Gallery in Luxembourg, where the artist was showing the consequences of excessive exploitation of the resources of our planet.

The Aestheticized Interview with Jaime de los Rios (Spain)
Article date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Jaime de los Rios (Spain)

"The drift of the life of an artist is very curious. It is common to think of his career as a series of evolutions that also affect his technical skill and conceptual realization. The reading of a life in creation is according to the classical linear vision. In these pre-quantum times, I have discovered that in a way people look for ourselves, we seek our fate within a complex universe where reality is not always an absolute truth".

Diaspora at Home
Article date: Monday, December 23, 2019

Diaspora at Home

Diaspora at Home is a group exhibition which provides an opportunity to engage in a variety of conversations on the issue of mobility within Africa. Featuring works by Nidhal Chamekh, Bady Dalloul, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Rahima Gambo, Laura Henno, Abraham Oghobase, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Chloe Quenum. And screenings by Jumana Manna and Marie Voignier.

The Aestheticized Interview with Egle Oddo (Italy/Finland)
Article date: Monday, October 28, 2019

The Aestheticized Interview with Egle Oddo (Italy/Finland)

"I work with what I call operational realism meant as the interest for the functional sphere, its presentation in an aesthetic arrangement and its inter-relations. Since 2007, I have been researching plant seeds, vegetal consciousness and agency, plant analogies and plant imagery, patents applied to plants, natural and artificial reproduction of plants, regional biodiversity, economic and ecologic impact when there are restrictions with exchange of local seeds".

The Aestheticized Interview with Nikos Moschos (Greece)
Article date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Aestheticized Interview with Nikos Moschos (Greece)

"I think that when your work is directly connected to your life, eventually your views will reflect on your work. Even more when someone’s work becomes the means to deepen and become better acquainted with yourself. My work functions as an allegorical calendar which records my relationship (and possibly the relationship of each one of us) with nature, technology, time and death".

Three Projects at Kunsthall 3,14 – Bergen
Article date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Three Projects at Kunsthall 3,14 – Bergen

Kunsthall 3,14 is proud to present three distinct artists and their projects, Unending Lightening by Cristina Lucas in the Exhibition hall, Target by Zartosht Rahimi in the Vault, and Shot Gun Architecture by Justin Bennett in the Parabol.

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