Location: The Westin Hotel (in front of the ICTAF venue, CTICC), De Gama Room, Convention Square, Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8000
FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY
12h00-13h00 | TALK 1
THE ART OF COLLECTING
The best way to approach art collecting is as a labor of love. Collecting is not limited to seeking financial gains, but can also be about a quest for knowledge celebrating life, and affirming identities through shared beliefs expressed in art. This panel will explore how collecting as a social experience builds relationships and constructs historical narratives.
Moderator: Lungi Morrison
Panelists: Atose Aguele (CEO Avedia Energy, Nigeria and Cape Town), Tokini Peterside (Founder ArtX Lagos Fair), Nigeria. Mica Steirn (Art Advisor, CT)
14h00-15h00 | TALK 2
CURATING IN THE 21st CENTURY
This panel of established curators will examine the challenges and opportunities curators confront today. The role of the curator has evolved over decades from caretaker of objects to mediator of both the physical object and virtual worlds. The panel will consider the expanded field of curating and new modes of thinking beyond the traditional exhibition making model.
Moderator: Renaud Proch (Dir. Independent Curators International, NYC)
Khwezi Gule (Chief Curator of Johannesburg Art Gallery, JHB)
Claudio Cravero (Head of Content and Curation GSM Projects, Dubai)
Melissa Goba (Independent Curator, JHB)
Ludovico Pratesi (Independent Curator and Art Critic, Rome)
16h00-17h00 | TALK 3
ARTISTS IN DIALOGUE
Writer and art critic Ashraf Jamal is in conversation with artists Dan Perjovschi from Romania and Thania Petersen from Cape Town about their creative processes and vision.
Moderator: Ashraf Jamal (Independant writer and art critic, Cape Town)
Dan Perjovschi (Romania)
Thania Peterson (Cape Town
SATURDAY, 16 FEBRUARY
12h00-13h00 | TALK 4
This panel brings together diverse perspectives in the field of public art, city planning and urban development. The discussion will explore questions about public space and the use of creativity and culture in furthering sustainable urban development.
Moderator: Zayd Minty (Cultural Planner and Independent curator)
Vilma Jurkute (Dir. Alserkal Avenue, Dubai)
Steven Hobbs (Artist, JHB)
Brian Green (Developer of Victoria Yards, JHB)
14h00-15h00 | TALK 5
ARTISTS IN DIALOGUE
Zeitz MOCAA Chief Curator Azu Nwagbogu is in conversation with artists Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana) and Xavier Veilhan (France) about art practice and politics and audience.
Moderator: Azu Nwagbogu (Zeitz MOCAA Chief Curator, Cape Town)
Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana)
Xavier Veilhan (France)
16h00-17h00 | TALK 6
ART IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Just as the Internet and technologies have affected how we communicate across time and space, art making, and consumption too has changed, raising questions about what art is and how it’s experienced. The panel will explore how the technology as a tool and a medium which has transformed our ways of seeing and experiencing art. Questions about access, materiality and value will be unpacked, demystifying tropes about digital arts.
Moderator: Tegan Bristow (Head of Digital Media at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)
Jamal Nxedlana (Bubblegum Club, JHB)
Melanie Edmunds (Artsy, LA)
SUNDAY, 17 FEBRUARY
13h00-14h00 | TALK 7
VALUE BEYOND THE CANVAS
There is a misconception that artists can only generate revenue from the physical sale of their art works, however through this discussion we aim to outline the breadth of licensing revenue available to artists in the secondary market once the physical artwork has left the artist’s possession. How can artists and their families be protected and benefit from continued sales and presentation of works in the market place? DALRO will lead a discussion with prominent artists and consultants on the rights artists have over their works and the potential licensing revenue available to them through legislation in South Africa and abroad.
Hosted by: The Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organization (DALRO)
Moderator: Milisuthando Bongela (Arts Editor at M&G)
Panelists: Elroy Bell (Theatricals, Visual Arts and General Licensing at DALRO, Johannesburg), Makgati Molebatsi (CEO of MAK’Dct Art Advisory & Agency, Johannesburg), Rashid Lombard (Photographer and Cultural Curator, CT), Blessing Ngobeni (Visual Artist, JHB)
14h30-15h30 | TALK 8
ARTISTS IN DIALOGUE
Curator and writer Thembinkosi Goniwe in conversation with the legendary South African artist David Koloane about his work and contribution ahead of his up-coming retrospective exhibition in March 2018.
PARTICIPATING GALLERIES INCLUDE
A4 Art Foundation
Iziko South African National Gallery
Location: 23 Buitenkant St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925
WEDNESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY
Born in 1961 in Sibiu, Romania, Dan Perjovschi lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. Trained to be a painter (at the George Enescu University of the Arts in Iasi, Romania), Perjovschi’s work has since the early 1990s developed into a prolific drawing practice, focusing in particular on satirical drawing. Unsparing toward the popular clichés circulating in the news media, he raises questions about politics, religion, the role of the individual in the collective, and the relationship of the global and the local.