Dialogues Across the African World

Performing politics in Africa and in the diasporas

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Credits (photo opposite): © Lerato Shadi, Mosaka Wa Nako – n.b.k. Berlin, 2014 – Courtesy of the artist, photo dewil.ch (cc par-nc-nd)


Between October 2020 and June 2021, the Cité internationale des arts proposes thirteen get-togethers #DialoguesAfriques around the theme Performing Politics in Africa and in the Diasporas.

Because it takes on multiple shapes, live (or performative) art cannot be formatted. This and the intimate link that it entertains with a site, a history, a public makes it a powerful tool for considering and influencing political states of affairs. This is notably so in the African world, which is home today to radical experiments around the form, the meaning and the potential of performance.


The Dialogues Across the African World cycle is presented by école des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Cité internationale des arts, and run by Dominique Malaquais (CR, CNRS-IMAF), Julie Peghini (MCF, Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis University- CEMTI), Christine Douxami (MCF HDR, Franche-Comté University-IMAF) and Sarah Fila-Bakabadio (MCF, CY Cergy Paris Université-AGORA).


Consult the program HERE!

Updated on 29 January 2021.

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