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DATE & TIME

02 November 2017 - 02 November 2017

3:00PM - 4:00PM

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Location: Meet in the Grand Hall area, near the reception desk.

Thematic Tour: Untangling the Politics of Hair

Tour led by:
Julia Kabat (South Africa), SAFIM Assistant Curator of Painting (Zeitz MOCAA).

This tour will focus on the artists and works in the opening exhibition that highlight the politics of hair. The tour will explore the ways in which artists: Ghada Amer (Egypt), Zanele Muholi (South Africa), Taiye Idahor (Nigeria), Sethembile Msezane (South Africa), Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland) and Frances Goodman (South Africa) use conceptual and artistic concerns pertaining to hair, as a symbolic device to negotiate political constructions of class, race and gender. Echoing the ritualistic properties of hair with its’ aim of modification, the tour sheds light on the way in which these artists have transformed the medium of hair into an artistic device that seeks to ‘untangle’ the deeply rooted politics of hair.

Please note that this will be a training tour and young curators will join the tour as part of their training.

Meet in the Grand Hall area, near the reception desk.

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