Otobong Nkanga and Koyo Kouoh in conversation as part of the panel ‘Africa is not a country; the Middle East is not a continent’ at March Meeting, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2019. Photo: Sharjah Art Foundation

Hannah Feldman and Akram Zaatari in conversation as part of the panel ‘Africa is not a country; the Middle East is not a continent’ at March Meeting, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2019. Photo: Sharjah Art Foundation

Roundtable with Otobong Nkanga, Koyo Kouoh, Hannah Feldman and Akram Zaatari Moderated by Sofia Victorino

Roundtable with Otobong Nkanga, Koyo Kouoh, Hannah Feldman and Akram Zaatari Moderated by Sofia Victorino

Sofia Victorino moderating the roundtable discussion with Otobong Nkanga, Koyo Kouoh, Hannah Feldman and Akram Zaatari as part of the panel ‘Africa is not a country; the Middle East is not a continent’ at March Meeting, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2019. Photo: Sharjah Art Foundation

These two sessions of artists in conversation seek to consider what constitutes geography versus territory, revealing how specific regional contexts affect the art and culture that is produced. Specifically, this panel looks to put into discussion the associations between Africa and the Middle East, with a specific focus on deconstructing the mythology of these regions as a continent and individual countries, respectively. The two conversations between the artists will be followed by a roundtable discussion.

Panel Discussion - Africa is not a country; the Middle East is not a continent

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