From 11 -13 April, as part of an exhibition hosted by Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) entitled Shapes of Knowledge, the Pan African Space Station will land in Melbourne, Australia.
In collaboration with artists, activists and cultural workers based in the city, PASS will study, among other histories, Australia’s participation in The Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) which took place in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977. Using our studio as a capsule for further entanglement, and FESTAC as a lens through which to locate and imagine new conversations around black internationalism today, we hope to assemble historical fragments of the regions interaction with the African continent as means to acknowledge its relevance today.
More info coming soon! Watch this space.
- FESTAC ’77: PASS Playlist
- FESTAC ’77 Celebration in New York City – 23 – 25 October 2019
- FESTAC 77 BOOK – Sample spreads
- FESTAC ’77 – the Book and LP soon come!
- Steal Back the Treasure
- FESTAC 77 BOOK – OUT NOW
- “We should take out that word ‘national’ and reconstruct that word ‘theatre’. It could become a play house or an artist city.”
- The Nigerian Art of Patronage
- The Pharaoh’s New Clothes