Kisito Assangni

Kisito Assangni, UK, France
Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, art consultant, and farmer who studied museology at Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Currently living between UK, France and Togo, his research focuses primarily on psychogeography and the cultural impact of globalisation. He investigates the modes of cultural production that combine theory and practice. He inherently aims at going beyond the usual relations between artist, curator, institution, audience, and artwork in order to engage audiences in encounters with art that are unexpected, transformative, and fun. His discursive public programs and exhibitions have been shown internationally, including the Venice Biennale; ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Malmo Konsthall, Sweden; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Es Baluard Museum of Art, Palma, Spain; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Marrakech Biennale among others. Assangni has participated in talks, seminars, and symposia at numerous institutions such as the British Museum, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Ben Uri Museum, London; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen (Norway); Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, Mali; Sala Rekalde Foundation, Bilbao; COP17 Summit, South Africa; Depart Foundation, Malibu (USA); Sint-Lukas University, Brussels; Motorenhalle Centre of Contemporary Art, Dresden (Germany); Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Switzerland. Assangni is the founder of TIME is Love Screening (International video art program) and art advisor for Latrobe Regional Gallery in Victoria, Australia.

Articles (27)

The Picture Is Not at Ease
Article date: Thursday, November 5, 2020

The Picture Is Not at Ease

“The Picture Is Not at Ease” is an exhibition of three artists Chen Ying, Su Yu-Xin and Wang Ziquan, showcasing their creative exploration in the visual fields of painting, video and relief and latest works. The mechanism of drew picture produces new meaning and new space for reading with the profound changes in the world order and daily experience brought by the pandemic.

The Aestheticized Interview with Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak (Slovenia)
Article date: Monday, October 5, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak (Slovenia)

Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak have been working collectively since 2003. In their art practice they examine contemporary media and capital driven society as they dissect its visual and linguistic structure.

Powerplay @arebyte Gallery
Article date: Monday, September 7, 2020

Powerplay @arebyte Gallery

Powerplay promotes the digital arts scene in Africa and presents work by digital artists who are from or based in Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nairobi and the UK in collaboration with the National Gallery Zimbabwe (NGZ). The exhibition discusses the use of technology in creating a sense of identity and place within a digitised world, addressing gender, politics of borders and migration, dark markets of trade and the juxtaposition of isolation and communities forced out of working within a digital nature.

The Aestheticized Interview with Fatos Irwen (Turkey)
Article date: Monday, July 6, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Fatos Irwen (Turkey)

"I spent the last 3 years as prisoner in prison. My body was usurped. 3 years of my stay in prison was a performative experience for me from beginning to end. And I drew a picture like crazy. All my creative potential had been revealed".

African Arts ― Global Conversations 
Article date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

African Arts ― Global Conversations 

African Arts―Global Conversations draws from the Brooklyn Museum’s extensive and renowned collections to assert the importance of African arts within the art historical canon. Spanning the entire Museum, the exhibition questions dominant narratives from Western art history and museum practices that have traditionally sidelined African arts, and makes important connections between the continent’s various artistic practices and those of other global cultural groups.

The Aestheticized Interview with Timo Menke (Sweden)
Article date: Monday, May 4, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Timo Menke (Sweden)

Timo Menke is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Stockholm. Investigating the relationship between the observer and the observed, subject and object, recorder and projector, lens and screen, his practice is increasingly aiming at a dark holistic approach. Using photographic and moving images, documents, objects, drawing and plant cultivation he approaches, renegotiates and speculates about our common nature-culture, in order to highlight and transform an increasingly dark matter: body, earth, space.

Alpha Crucis -  Contemporary African Art
Article date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Alpha Crucis - Contemporary African Art

Alpha Crucis underlines the originality and diversity of African artists who live and work in sub-Saharan Africa. The exhibition curated by André Magnin brings together three generations of artists who mostly live in large urban centres. It is not what they have in common that unites them, nor what kind of subject matter upon which they draw, but the necessities they have followed and what they lead us to think about.

The Aestheticized Interview with Evelin Stermitz (Austria)
Article date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Evelin Stermitz (Austria)

Evelin Stermitz, M.A., M.Phil., studied Media and New Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and holds the degree in Philosophy from Media Studies. Her works in the field of media and new media art focus on post-structuralist feminist art practices.

Game Without Rules by Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg)
Article date: Monday, February 17, 2020

Game Without Rules by Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg)

Irina Gabiani’s exhibition “The game without rules”at Gian Marco Casini Gallery in Livorno (Italy) is a continuation of the artist’s previous exhibition titled “Domino principle (the end is your choice)” presented at Nosbaum Reding Gallery in Luxembourg, where the artist was showing the consequences of excessive exploitation of the resources of our planet.

The Aestheticized Interview with Jaime de los Rios (Spain)
Article date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Aestheticized Interview with Jaime de los Rios (Spain)

"The drift of the life of an artist is very curious. It is common to think of his career as a series of evolutions that also affect his technical skill and conceptual realization. The reading of a life in creation is according to the classical linear vision. In these pre-quantum times, I have discovered that in a way people look for ourselves, we seek our fate within a complex universe where reality is not always an absolute truth".

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