Has anyone else noticed this trend or have engaged in these types of conversations?
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EVERY MEETING WITH YOU IS A DATE
I’m saying this to men, to women, to married people, to gay people, to colleagues, to acquaintances, friends, family. I’m going to treat every meeting with you, like it’s a date.
If you were going on a date with someone you liked, you’d prioritise making it happen. You’d be too excited about the prospect of meeting them to keep them hanging. Work, life, health and other people would be valid justifications but you would make sure they didn’t become excuses. You’d ensure you didn’t need an excuse. You’d be on time.
You’d treat the meeting like it was conscious manifestation of what you wanted. Not a tolerable alternative when you had nothing better to do & didn’t feel like the effort of saying no. You'd not turn it into free therapy or professional advice to be more productive because meeting them would be gift enough.
You'd bring your best self. You’d dress nicely. You’d speak with consideration and thought. You’d care about their wanting to meet you again, not assuming that it would be default. You'd make the effort to be good company.
You’d care about their opinion of you. You'd show them. You’d acknowledge the effort they made to please you. You’d be respectful of the thought they put in and that they could have been elsewhere but they chose to spend this time with you.
I promise to treat every meeting with you like this. I expect you to do so too. If you don’t, I can write you off as a bad date rather than internalise your inability to treat me well, as reflection of my abilities. This means I will not have as many dates but that’s okay. I’d rather have one great date with you in six months than ten lousy ones in a month.
My time is precious and so is yours. My emotions are valuable to me. I invest both carefully. If you do as well, maybe we'll have a great date soon!
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We are two weeks away from the African Art in Venice Forum! More program highlights to come as well as exciting announcements about the AAVF Party and related Biennale events!
Africa State of Mind: culture, identity and politics in contemporary African photography
The discussion considers how recent photographic practice from Africa is exploring themes of history, politics, race and gender, as well as interrogating ideas of 'Africanness' through subjective renderings of culture and identity on the continent.
Shiraz Bayjoo, artist
Paul Goodwin, independent curator
Kiluanji Kia Henda, artist
In conversation with Ekow Eshun, independent curator
Presented in collaboration with New Art Exchange.
Shiraz Bayjoo’s participation in Venice is supported by International Curators Forum (ICF) and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
Tuesday, May 7th at 11:45am
📷 Image: Shiraz Bayjoo, Searching for Libertalia Cabinet Two, 2018, giclee print on Hahnemühle pearl paper. Courtesy of the artist.