Date and Time

17th March 2017


Tate Modern Switch House, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

'Who do you think you are? Culture, identity and the contemporary art museum' – special panel discussion and film screening

As part of a week-long programme at Tate Exchange exploring the ideas of identity, migration and belonging, the Stuart Hall Foundation in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts is organising a special panel discussion and screening of the ground-breaking film The Stuart Hall Project.

The event will bring together directors of major contemporary art museums in Europe to discuss how contemporary art institutions shape our sense of identity and belonging at a time of political and social turbulence. The speakers include Okwui Enwezor (Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich), Marta Gili (Director, Jeu de Paume, Paris), Francesco Manacorda (Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool) and Gilane Tawadros (Vice-Chair, Stuart Hall Foundation, London).

The discussion will be followed by the screening of John Akomfrah’s ground-breaking documentary The Stuart Hall Project (2013) which combines archive footage and a soundtrack of the music of Miles Davis to portray the life of Stuart Hall, the founding figure of cultural studies who has had a resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual and cultural life. The film meditates on memory, identity and the changing landscape of the late 20th century.


14:00-16:20 Panel Discussion ‘Who do you think you are? Culture, identity and the contemporary art museum’

16:50- 18:30 Screening of The Stuart Hall Project followed by a discussion and Q&A


Marta Gili is the Director of Jeu de Paume in Paris, an arts centre for modern and postmodern photography and media. She is an art critic and curator and founding member of the Miro Foundation in Barcelona.

Okwui Enwezor is the Director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Enwezor is a Nigerian-born poet, art critic, art historian, and curator who helped bring global attention to African art. Enwezor is considered one of the most influential curators and theorists in contemporary art.

Gilane Tawadros (Chair) is the Vice-Chair of the Stuart Hall Foundation and Chief Executive of DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists rights management organisation. She is a curator and writer and was the founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA) which Stuart Hall chaired for over a decade.

Francesco Manacorda is the Artist Director of Tate Liverpool. He has curated numerous group shows including Subcontingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Radical Nature, solo exhibitions, as well as large-scale events. He regularly contributes to many publications including Domus, Flash Art International and Art Review. He has written artists’ monographs and contributed to a wide range of group exhibition catalogues.

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The event is organised by the Stuart Hall Foundation in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts as part of the ‘Who are We‘ Tate Exchange programme, including partners at the Open University, Loughborough University and the University of Warwick.