Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art invites you to join a public talk with Researcher and Independent Curator Amal Al Haag. The talk will dive deeper into how Somali artists and professionals in the cultural sector use the social media and digital culture as catalysts for understanding, recovery of lost histories, repair archives and building relationships beyond political borders. How do Somali artists exchange knowledge and engage creatively across social, historical and socio-economic boundaries? With contributions by photographer Mustafa Saeed and artist and Numbi founder Kinsi Abdulleh.
Kinsi Abdulleh is a visual artist, editor, and educator. She is the founder of NUMBI Arts, a London based cross arts and cross-cultural non-profit organisation. Rooted in contemporary Somali film, arts, and literature, NUMBI Arts is an open archive and on-going forum for shared diasporic experiences. She is the editor and publisher of the literary arts magazine SCARF. Her work as an artist educator focuses on social justice, histories, and the female voice.
Mustafa Saeed is a Somali born artist and based in Hargeisa, Somaliland/Somalia. His work explores different mediums including documentary photography, graphics, and sound. Mustafa’s work marries poetic symbolism with socio-political critique to explore issues of war, conflict, and environment. He is the Curator of Everyday Horn of Africa and Contributor to Everyday Africa.
This talk will take place over Zoom and will be in English with simultaneous Arabic translation.
Mathaf Talk: open questions is a series of monthly online presentations, dialogues and debates produced by Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Curatorial and Research. It focuses on the key cultural urgencies in the transcontinental zones & their diasporas, ranging from Mali to China, and Spain to Indonesia, with which Mathaf is closely engaged.