In an increasingly connected world in which everyone—artists included—has instant access to news and information, what new artistic paradigms emerge? RAW Material Company curator and artistic director Koyo Kouoh theorizes that these social shifts inform new methods of artmaking and presentation, allowing and even necessitating that artists “draw from different registers,” and explains how a transdisciplinary practice can emerge from such an approach.
Curator Koyo Kouoh discusses the ascendance of transdisciplinary practices. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on May 5, 2017.
Koyo Kouoh is the founding artistic director of RAW Material Company, a center for art, knowledge, and society in Dakar, Senegal. She is also the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. In 2017, as part of its Center-supported I is for Institute Discovery grant, the Institute of Contemporary Art presented a conversation with Kouoh on RAW’s rigorous and wide-ranging approach to curatorial projects, education initiatives, and residencies.