A New Multiculturalism

Assane and Mo in Conversation with Farima Kito

Hybrid Program
The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall
1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029 United States (map)
Wednesday March 27, 2024 | 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Doors open at 6:30PM; Conversation begins at 7PM

*Seats are limited. Registration is required.

Join us Wednesday March 27th from 7PM – 8PM for a conversation with Senegalo-American artists Assane and Mo of “A New Multiculturalism: Exploring Tradition and Self through Fashion and Photography” currently on view at The Africa Center. The artists will discuss the origins and object of their contemplation in this photo series and their origins and relationship with their respective crafts. Moderated by co-curator and producer Farima Kone Kito, the conversation will  explore the notions of belonging, access to the fine art world, and the idea and impact of the Multicultural.

Assane Sy was born and raised in Senegal. He moved to New York five years ago with a background in science and is pursuing his Master’s in Computer Science at Hunter College. Passionate about film and cameras, Assane thrives as a photographer in New York City. He has hosted three solo exhibitions in the past three years and has been part of twelve collective exhibits in NYC and Germany. Assane also runs Jollof Films, an indie cinema club, with his cousin where they screen African cinema on the last Sunday of every month.





Mo Drame is New York-born and spent his early years in Northern Senegal. With a background in social science and humanities, and a deep passion for fashion, film, and history, Mo is a stylist and set designer based in New York. He has done work with local and international brands such as Art Comes First, Post Imperialism, Mimi Plange, and LeBron Xx.








Farima Kito is a Burkinabe curator, producer, and researcher currently based in New York City. Her cultural work is primarily guided by her research on the process of identity reconstruction within a “post-colonial” West African context. Holding cinema and fashion as focal points of exploration, she pays particular attention to African and Diasporic arts and histories. Founder of Petite Monsieur Studio, an organization dedicated to producing and propelling work concerned with the recognition and emergence of new African youth cultures, she has worked with a diverse arena of NYC and national cultural epicenters, notably NPR, The Apollo Theater, The New York African Film Festival, Villa Albertine, Lincoln Center, Warner Music France and more.





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