Stuart Hall Foundation


Who do you think you are?


Culture, identity and the contemporary art museum

In collaboration with the Stuart Hall Foundation and chaired by Gilane Tawadros (Vice Chair of the Stuart Hall Foundation), this special event ‘Who do you think you are? Culture, identity and the contemporary art museum’ was given on Friday 17 March 2017.

The event bought 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.

Speakers included:

Okwui Enwezor (Director, Haus der Kunst, 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.

Marta Gili (Director, Jeu de Paume) 

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.

Francesco Manacorda, Director, Tate Liverpool

Manacorda has curated numerous group shows including Subcontinent: 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.

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.

Following this event there was a screening of John Akomfrah’s The Stuart Hall Project (2013).