1:54 London 2016: FORUM

  • FORUM London 2015: Omar Berrada, Professor Gilbert Achcar and Dr Andrew Arsan © Benjamin Hoffman.

    FORUM London 2015: Omar Berrada, Professor Gilbert Achcar and Dr Andrew Arsan © Benjamin Hoffman.

FORUM London 2016 will explore the generative slippages between contemporary art, photography, fashion, object and furniture design, architecture and urbanism. Through a variety of discursive forms including lectures, discussions and screenings, the programme will demonstrate the influence and confluence of African perspectives in contemporary art and design with that of diverse aesthetics and material practices around the world.

As part of a wide appraisal of interdisciplinary material practice, FORUM will explore the proliferation of contemporary channels and modes of distribution – from the Internet to the various self-organising strategies afforded by the digital. This will aim at addressing how resources themselves are being repurposed and how artists and designers are responding to these shifts within ‘material’ classifications.

FORUM is curated by Koyo Kouoh (Artistic Director, Raw Material Company, Dakar). FORUM and FORUM Film will take place in the Screening Room in the South Wing. Access to FORUM is free with all 1:54 admission. Please note that as tickets are limited, seat reservations should be made here.