Artist Talk: Émilie Régnier + Amy Sall / April 2017
Exhibiting photographer Émilie Régnier in discussion with Amy Sall, Founder, and Editor of SUNU Journal, and part-time lecturer at The New School, about the ongoing cultural conversation between Africa and the Western world.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition From Mobutu to Beyoncé, in which the photographer Émilie Régnier explores the symbols of power and style in Dakar, Kinshasa, Paris, Abidjan, New York, and even a small town in Texas. On view at the Bronx Documentary Center from April 15th through June 4th."
Columbia University African Economic Forum 2017 - African Narratives Panel / April 2017
"Storytelling has and continues to be an important tradition in many African cultures. Yet for a long time, most of the stories about Africa were not told by Africans themselves . This panel looks at a new wave of narratives about Africa and Africans in literature, journalism and digital media, that rewrite past misconceptions about the continent and provide space for Africans to tell their own stories."
Visually Speaking: Lina Viktor and Amy Sall / March 2017
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Guest curator and moderator Ja'nell N. Ajani introduces artist Lina Viktor, whose practice is described as a “merging of photography, performance, and abstract painting,” in conversation with Amy Sall, New School Lecturer and Founding Editor of «SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics.» Through both their practices, the two will discuss Colonial ethnographic imagery versus the work of contemporary West & Central African portrait photographers, neocolonial systems, and furthering discourse on the power of image making within divergent contexts.
Visually Speaking by Founding Curator Terrence Jennings, spotlights recognized and unrecognized photographers of our time and explore the photography’s influence on art, culture, and the urban landscape.
Independent Curators International - Curatorial Intensive in Dakar with RAW Material Company / May -June 2016
"The Curatorial Intensive, a weeklong professional development program, offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions, public programs, and other curatorial models. It is designed to immerse a peer group of participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars and conversations, which support the process of developing an idea for an exhibition into a full proposal. The program is targeted toward self-motivated individuals—working independently or in institutions—who would benefit from a weeklong itinerary of discussions around the issues that arise for curators. In addition, the Curatorial Intensive will expose participants to the historically vibrant art scene of Dakar, a city known as one of the major sites for artistic and intellectual production in Africa." [Details here]
I:54 Contemporary Art Fair / NYC, May 2016
Emerging Social Entrepreneurs and Cultural Brokers "This panel explores the changing dynamics and growing interest in contemporary art and cultures of Africa and African Diaspora. It spotlights an upcoming generation of African social entrepreneurs who are seizing the opportunity to mobilize new platforms of discussion. Discussants are Ifeanyi Awachie (Curator of Africa Salon: Yale University’s contemporary African arts and culture festival); Shimite Obialo (lawyer and Founder of the digital platform Anoko); Sharon Obuobi, (Founder of Art Accra); and Amy Sall (Founder and Editor-In-Chief of SUNU Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics). Moderated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi."
Perfoma Hub - Pan African Space Station - Publishing Salon
Artist Nontsikelelo Mutiti organized a discussion on Women in Self Publishing at the Performa Hub, as part of a series of programs for Chimuranga's Pan African Space Station. Details here.
The Artist's Voice Nontsikelelo Mutiti in Conversation with Amy Sall / June 2015
"...Mutiti and Sall will discuss braiding as an art form throughout the African Diaspora, as well as the braiding salon as a multifunctional, ever-changing space. Mutiti will also present her immense collection of combs and braiders' business cards, which will frame their discussion of the culture of braiding as it relates to a wide range of topics, including entrepreneurship, semiotics, body language, graphic design and immigration" [continued here]
Williams College - Women In Africa Panel, April 2015