Africa in 2020: Art & Activism



6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, reception in Brunei foyer



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Across Africa and the world, contemporary African creatives are taking up increasingly prominent – and political – positions. African artists and cultural producers have propelled a global boom in music, film, fashion and contemporary art, driving social change and shifting narratives both at home and abroad.


Our Africa in 2020 flagship event will explore what it means be an artist and an activist in Africa today. How do creatives respond to political contexts, especially those operating under oppressive regimes? How do they create their own models and ways of organising? What insights can artists share that others cannot? And what will be the major themes that dominate the coming year and decade?




Boitumelo “Tumy” Motsoatsoe – Head of Programmes, Business and Arts, BASA South Africa.

Makhtar Fall AKA Xumman – Musician & Broadcaster.

Valerie Asiimwe Amani – Artist.

Ahmed El Attar – Theatre Director, Playwright and Cultural Manager.


This event is delivered in partnership with the British Council.


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Image Credit: Kwasi Darko (Ghana)


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