Media and Sustainability: how to survive in time of crisis?

Conversation with Julia Grosse & Yvette Mutumba (Contemporary &), Meryem Sebti (Diptyk Magazine), Bukola Oyebode (TSA – The Sole Adventurer) & Helen Jennings (Nataal).

24 September 2020, 5pm (Morocco)

Language: English

In the context of our series of talks, we were pleased to invite Julia Grosse & Yvette Mutumba (Contemporary &), Meryem Sebti (Diptyk Magazine) and Bukola Oyebode (TSA – The Sole Adventurer) to our eighth Zoom webinar. Moderated by Helen Jennings (Nataal), they discussed the challenges of an industry where surviving is the norm on a daily basis.

About Julia Grosse

Julia Grosse is a journalist, art historian and co-founder of the art magazines Contemporary And (C&) and Contemporary And America Latina (C&AL). She is a guest lecturer at Institute for Art in Context, UdK in Berlin. Until 2013 she worked as an art critic and columnist in London for FAS, SZ Magazin, AD Magazine and taz. Her book Ein Leben lang was published at Hoffmann und Campe (2018). Most recently, she curated the festival “Friendly Confrontations: Festival für Globale Kunst und Institutionskritik” at the Kammerspiele München.

About Yvette Mutumba

Yvette Mutumba is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the art magazines Contemporary And (C&) and Contemporary And America Latina (C&AL). Mutumba is also curator-at-large at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and currently lectures at the Institute of Art in Context, University of Arts, Berlin. From 2012 to 2016 she worked as a curator at the Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, and she was part of the Curatorial Team of the 10th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2018). Yvette Mutumba studied Art History at Freie Universität Berlin and holds a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London.

About Bukola Oyebode

Bukola Oyebode is a magazine editor, culture and media entrepreneur. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the arts magazine The Sole Adventurer (TSA).
She has worked in the media since 2011 in different positions. As a writer, apart from TSA, she has made contributions to online and print magazines, and exhibition publications. She has covered the major biennales including Dak’Art (Senegal), Venice Biennale (Italy) and Jogja Biennale (Indonesia).
Bukola is a passionate professional who regularly speaks about digital publishing and the position of women in the arts.

About Meryem Sebti

Meryem Sebti is a Moroccan journalist, co-founder, publishing director and editor-in-chief of the contemporary art magazine Diptyk. She began her career as a journalist at La Vie Eco and Le Journal hebdomadaire. After having created a firm of editorial content for companies and produced the magazines of many Moroccan companies, she turned to the art press. In 2008, she moved to Casablanca and began working on the project of an art magazine with Yasmina Bouzid, independent curator. The first French-speaking magazine dedicated to contemporary art from the Arab world and Africa, the first issue of Diptyk came out in June 2009.

About Helen Jennings

Helen Jennings is co-founder and is editorial director of Nataal, the digital platform and magazine celebrating contemporary African visual arts, fashion and culture. Formerly editor of Arise, she has contributed to international titles including NKA, IAM, Harpers Bazaar, Lula, Dazed, iD, AnOther, Newsweek, WePresent, Apartamento and Vogue. She also penned the coffee table book New African Fashion (Prestel, 2011) and written essays for several other books, most recently Africa Modern (KT Wong Foundation, 2017) and Fashion & Post-Colonial Critique (Sternberg Press, 2018). In addition she has worked with brands such as Stella McCartney and Epara and institutions such as Brighton Museum and British Council.