ISCP TalkFebruary 25, 2022, 4–5pm
'Bursting Bubbles' Film Premiere: Director Maliyamungu Gift Muhande Interviews Adjani Okpu-Egbe
For the premiere of the short film Bursting Bubbles, filmmaker and current artist-in-residence Maliyamungu Gift Muhande will interview Adjani Okpu-Egbe, who is also an artist-in-residence at ISCP, and the main subject of the film.
Hailing from differing African contexts and generations, these two activist thinkers will talk about solidarity and current events, including the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament hosted in Cameroon. They will also compare and contrast their personal and professional experiences at home and abroad, within the contemporary art field and beyond.
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Adjani Okpu-Egbe is a London-based multidisciplinary artist who uses mixed media, including found objects, to make works that shed light on socio-political and economic issues affecting Africa, its diaspora and reflecting on global social justice. His first solo show in the United States, On Delegitimization and Solidarity: Sisiku AyukTabe, the Martin Luther King Jr. of Ambazonia, the Nera 10, and the Myth of Violent Africa, curated by Amy Rosenblum-Martín, is currently on view at ISCP. Okpu-Egbe has exhibited work at Kunstverein Braunschweig Museum, Germany, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, Kunstpalast Museum, Düsseldorf, among many others.
Maliyamungu Gift Muhande is a Congolese documentary filmmaker and artist whose work explores the global history of the Black diaspora at the crossroads of anti-colonial change and personal creativity. Her work has presented work at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City; black beyond, New York; and Art Island, New York, among others.
This event is supported by Colleen Ritzau Leth; Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Hartfield Foundation; Johnson Picture Framing & Galleries; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York City Council District 33; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; Tauck Ritzau Innovative Philanthropy; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.