Mirage, 20 Years On was a symposium held at the ICA (London) marking the 20th anniversary of the the groundbreaking exhibition Mirage: Enigmas Of Race, Difference & Desire curated by ICF Creative Director David A. Bailey and organised in partnership with Iniva.
Speakers discuss what a new contemporary internationalism might look like in relation to decolonisation and diasporic networks, how ideas around the need for alliances and collaboration have changed since 1995 and Fanon’s time, and whether we see new models of resistance through affiliations (digital and analogue) emerging in contemporary artistic practice.
14.15-14.30 Yasmina Reggad
14.30-14.45 Osei Bonsu
14.45-15.00 Greg de Cuir Jr
15.00-15.15 Melanie Keen
15.30-16.00 Panel discussion
And the speakers included: Greg de Cuir Jr. (Writer), Evan Ifekoya (Artist), Lyle Ashton Harris (Artist), Allison Thompson (Independent Curator), Morgan Quaintance (Independent Curator), Melanie Keen (Director, Iniva), Yasmina Reggad (Independent Curator) and Osei Bonsu (Independent Curator)