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Head to Head: Can black radicality save art?

Join us on Instagram Live for a conversation between Athi Mongezeleli Joja, art critic and theorist and Tammy Langtry, Assistant Curator at Zeitz MOCAA.

This is part of an ongoing series of conversations with movers and shakers of our art ecosystem. Langtry will speak with Joja about black radical thought and the politics of aesthetics.

𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 16 Febru𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏⁣⁣
6 pm Cape Town, Harare, Maputo⁣⁣
7 pm Addis Ababa, Kampala, Nairobi⁣⁣
5 pm Lagos, Douala, Luanda, London⁣⁣
4 pm Dakar, Accra, Lome⁣⁣
12 pm New York⁣⁣
1 pm Salvador do Bahia

Athi Mongezeleli Joja is an art critic and theorist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has an MFA from Wits University in Johannesburg, where he studied the writing of the late South African art critic Colin Richards. His research interests are in modern and contemporary South African art, anti-apartheid cultural movements, art criticism and critical race theory. Athi is also a member of the arts collective Gugulective, and he is also a member of Azanian Philosophical Society. He has written for magazines and journals including Africanah, Theoria, ASAP, Artforum, Art South Africa and the Mail & Guardian. He was Andrew W. Mellon fellow at Northwestern University in 2018, where he collaborated with the art historian and critic Huey Copeland on a project to devise undergraduate and graduate courses – called ‘Appropriation and its Discontents’.

Tammy Langtry, South African born, is currently working as an Assistant Curator at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town. Her practice moves across curatorial work, artistic research and writing. She holds an Honours degree (Art History, 2010) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) and has since worked on curatorial projects engaged in post-colonial urban African identities. Some of the projects she has worked on include; Reflections of the Cape (2014), 21BF (2014), Art award SA Taxi Art Award (2014- 2016), Spatial Relations (2016), States of Grace (2017), FreeSpace (2018), Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings to Work (2019), Laying Bare (2019-2020), Waiting for Gebane (2020).

Langtry’s curatorial interest in diversity, hybridity and artistic practice is shaped by personal experience and the politics of identity. She is interested in curatorial practice as cultural synthesis and the links between artistic practices and contemporary cultural necessities.

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