The Annual CADA (Art Basel) Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art was created by Art Curator, Ludlow E Bailey in 2009 at the University of Miami during the Art Basel festivities in South Florida to highlight and celebrate the extraordinary visual arts achievements of the people of African Descent globally.
The annual event has become the “go-to event” for Global Contemporary Africana Art discourse during the Art Basel, (Miami Art Week), in South Florida. The Panel Discussion has consistently brought together the leading voices in the Global African Diaspora visual arts community and has attracted local and international collectors, museum professionals, curators, writers, art historians, and art brokers who are in Miami for the Art Basel event.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this year’s event will be “live-streamed globally”. to an unprecedented number of collectors and investors that are interested in the “state of the art” from the African Diaspora globally.
The 2019 CADA Panel Discussion Panelists were Hanna O’ Leary, Director of Modern and Contemporary African Art, Sotheby’s, Dr. Chenzira Davis Kahina, Director of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Institute, Dr. Moyo Okediji, Professor of African Art and Art History, University
of Texas, Austin and Julie Walker, Journalist the "Roots".
The 2020 panelists will include, Marie Vickles, Director of Education, PAMM, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, African-American Artists, Stan Squirewell and Willie Cole, Roger Tucker, African American Art Advisor, and Nigerian Artist and Gallerist, Oliver Enwonwu.
These renowned African Diaspora Art market influencers will play a vital role in bringing forth information and clarity of the current and future position and impact of the global African Diaspora Art market. This year’s event will focus on 1. Contemporary African Diaspora Art in the age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter. 2. The role of Afrocentricity in the production of Black art globally. 3. The influence of museums in the changing market demand and evaluation of Contemporary African Diaspora Art