Culture Art Society (CAS)

Culture Art Society (CAS) is an interdisciplinary curatorial platform founded in 2013 that foregrounds archival research to facilitate institutional as well as public awareness and engagement with past and present artistic productions from the African continent and diaspora.

Core to CAS’s work is creating access to these knowledge productions and artistic curricula, including hosting trans-geographic dialogues that centre critical pedagogies and decolonial paradigms to bring into focus the historiography, theory, and practices of Black cultural workers for exhibition projects and public programming.

Culture Art Society (CAS) have been in residence at Metroland Studios in Kilburn Square between January–December 2021.

Metroland Studios is a new site for research, experimentation and production for art and artists. The studios are run by Metroland Cultures, a charity that was formed to produce and present the Brent Biennial programme, and to support culture, creativity and youth development in Brent into the future.

Culture Art Society (CAS) was founded by Awa Konaté.

Awa Konaté is a curator and researcher based in Copenhagen and London. Her curatorial practice foregrounds archives, decolonial thought and interdisciplinary frameworks of artistic production from the African continent and diaspora, with a focus on lens-based practices. Konaté has worked with The Showroom and The Danish Film Institute to mention a few. Her writings have been published in Third Text, Phaidon, Paletten Art Journal, and more.

Awa Konaté, photo © Stéphane Valère (Akekusu)


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