Join us for a series of talks exploring issues raised by our Home Is Where The Art Is exhibition. Book your place here.
See more details about the discussions:
Community, Crisis and Care: What Art Means Today?
Saturday 28 November, 11am – 12:30pm
Home is Where the Art Is brings together local artists and audiences. It is an exercise in social cohesion for Capetonians, particularly following lockdown. This panel features practitioners who, in their work, engage strongly with local communities. We will address issues around the importance of art in bridging gaps between different groups of people, creating access for those without it, and fostering a space for care and support for each other.
Zaid Philander – Butterfly Art Project
Nelis Koegelenberg – PJ Olivier Art Centre
Xolani Sivunda – Mfuleni Art Project
Velile Soha- Soha Gallery
Rowan Roman- Lalela
The Politics of Inclusivity: Breaking the Walls of Privilege
Thursday 3 December, 6pm – 7.30pm
The art industry is inherently exclusionary. This panel discussion focuses on the impact of class and identity around making and consuming art on the African continent.
The discussion will look at the politics of representation, particularly for those who are routinely excluded from the sector.
Our Local Art Ecosystem: Democracy, Access and Space
Thursday 10 December, 6pm – 7.30pm
Calls for the democratisation of art are not new and in recent years, there have been numerous attempts to create better access for more people. While gains have been made through education and independent art spaces, there is still much work to do. This panel discussion focuses on the local art environment and how to make it hospitable and equitable to people from all parts of society.