Kampala, September 12, 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA).
Organized by the European Commission and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the mobile festival of contemporary art Visionary Africa will move to Kampala (Uganda) from 17 September to 9 October 2012.
Exhibitions, workshops, conferences and mobile exhibition pavilion (signed David Adjaye) will animate the Ugandan city offering a reflection on the relationship between art and the urban development of African cities. One of the actual goals is to emphasize the importance of culture and creativity as tools for development.
Since the 1990s, the European Union is willing to strengthen the dialogue with Africa. The first European-African summit, held in Cairo in 2000, had focused on culture and its role in development policies. In 2010 the proposal to create Visionary Africa appeared in Bruxelles: designed as a broad platform of African cultures that would present an eclectic artistic program, this festival would aim to celebrate the authenticity of African cultures and to propose a new vision of the continent.