VAS eMonti 2015 Programme

Visual Art Symposium 2015 copy

VISUAL ARTS SYSMPOSIUM: Revisions of Art History and Practice

8 – 11 September 2015

Venue: Conference Room B6, College Street Campus

Walter Sisulu University,  Department of Visual Arts, Emonti


Monday, 7 September

15:00 – 17:00      Arrival

17:00 – 17:30      Registration

Welcome Dinner

17:30 – 18:30      Rector Address by Mr C Novukela

18:30 – 20:00      Framing the Symposium


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

08:30 – 09:00      Registration

09:00 – 11:00     Public Art/Memory/Post Colonial: Chaired by Same Mdluli

  • Thinking Outside of the Colonial Frames: Rethinking Historical and Public Monuments in South Africa. Churchill Madikida
  • Towards a Praxis-Driven Memorial Culture. Khwezi Gule

11:00 – 11:15    Morning Tea

11:15 – 12: 15  Live Performance

  • “Inzwi” PerformanceSikhumbuzo Makandula

12:15 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30 – 15:30     Representation(s): Chaired by Khwezi Gule

  • Touching and fondling the black body: the significance of the black face sign in contemporary South African visual arts – Dr Sharlene Khan
  • The Politics of Representation in the Comics of Mighty Man, the Superman of Soweto – Mpho Moshe Matheolane

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

08:30 – 09:00      Registration

09:00 – 11:00     Revisions: Exhibition Histories, Collections & Spaces: Chaired by Londiwe Langa

  • (Re) Writing Art History: Exploring the Work of ‘Rural’ South African Artists – Same Mdluli
  • Learning from Ruins – Nontobeko Ntombela

11:00 – 11:15     Morning Tea

11:15 – 12:15   Hypervisibilty: A proposition on Self-Authoring –  Portia Malatjie & Nontobeko Ntombela

12:15 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30 – 15:30   Video Art and The Fantastical: Chaired by Tiffany Mentoor

  • Speculative Fiction in Video Art from the Global South – Portia Malatjie
  • Doing Things Differently: Rethinking the Discipline of Art History in African Contexts – Dr Nomusa Makhubu

Thursday, 10 September 2015

08:30 – 09:00      Registration

09:00 – 11:00     Archives & Authorship and Artistic Practices: Chaired by Churchill Madikide

  • Of Culture and Politics: A Delayed Response to Albie Sachs and the Like – Athi Mongezeledi Joja
  • The Nostalgic Turn: Colonial Aesthetics and Post-Apartheid Ethics – Zamansele Nsele

11:00 – 11:15     Morning Tea

11:15 – 12: 15    Publishing Discussion

12:15 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30 – 15:30       Space & Currency: Chaired by Nontobeko Ntombela

  • Race, Space: The Creative field and economic power – Londiwe Langa
  • Remembering of outside the institution: Oume se Huis – Tiffany Mentoor

Friday, 11 September 2015 (closed session)

08:30 – 09:00      Registration

09:00 – 11:00    Crit session with WSU students

11:00 – 11:15      Morning Tea

11:15 – 12:15    Way Forward & Vote of thanks.

12:15 – 13:30     Lunch

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