Positioning Nigerian Modernism

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Visual Arts Conference

Positioning Nigerian Modernism

  • 28 Sep 2017 — 29 Sep 2017
Ben Enwonwu working on a bronze sculpture of Queen Elizabeth II in the studio of Sir William Reid-Dick. Courtesy The Ben Enwonwu Foundation.jpg
Ben Enwonwu working on a bronze sculpture of Queen Elizabeth II in the studio of Sir William Reid-Dick. Courtesy The Ben Enwonwu Foundation.jpg


Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

On the occasion of the centenary of Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu (1917 – 1994) a major international conference at Tate Modern will explore new perspectives on Nigerian modernism in a pan-African context. Professor Christian Kravagna from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has been invited to present ‘Collecting Modern African Art: 1950 – 2017’.

Venue: Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern www.tate.org.uk

photo credit: Ben Enwonwu working on a bronz of Queen Elizabeth II in the studio of Sir William Reid-Dick, courtesy of The Ben Enwonwu Foundation