If you’re in New York for the art frenzy, check out Hyperallergic’s guide to Armory Week 2016. For a short and sweet look at where our SA galleries and artists are, here’s the lowdown:
Where Are Our Galleries
HilgerBROTKUNSTHALLE, Vienna / Jersey City with a solo presentation of Cameron Platter’s work
Check out Cameron Platter’s print available only through ArtThrob!
Speakers & Symposiums
The Armory Show
THE ARMORY SHOW 2016 SYMPOSIUM: AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES
CURATED BY JULIA GROSSE & YVETTE MUTUMBA | MARCH 5–6, 2016
All panels will take place in the Media Lounge on Pier 94.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
LOOKING BACK, LEADING THE WAY
PARTICIPANTS: El Anatsui, Artist and Sam Nhlengethwa, Artist
MODERATOR: Bisi Silva, Founder and Artistic Director, Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos
As a part of The Armory Show’s Focus Symposium this panel brings together two of the most influential African artists living and creating today. Both Anatsui and Nhlengethwa have inspired a generation of young artists seeking to make their mark on the global stage. Bisi Silva will lead a discussion on their individual practices and how they continue to inspire artists working today.
Check out Sam Nhlengethwa’s print available only through ArtThrob!
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
WRITING ABOUT ART FROM AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES*
PARTICIPANTS: Lerato Bereng, Associate Director, Stevenson Gallery; Emmanuel Iduma, Writer and Sean O’Toole, Art Critic
MODERATOR: Neelika Jayawardane, Arts and Culture Editor, Africa is a Country
This panel will address the role art fairs and biennales in debunking pervasive attitudes about African art and artists. Participants will address the role that online platforms such as Africa is a Country and Contemporary And (C&), together with more embedded, localized practices have in opening dialogue and countering generalizing notions of “Africa”.
*This is an Open Forum event
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
COLLECTING AS AN ATTITUDE
MODERATOR: Natasha Becker, Senior Curator, Goodman Gallery
PARTICIPANTS: Kimberli Gant, Curator, Newark Museum; Pamela Joyner, Founder, Avid Partners and Kimberly Perry, Collector
This panel brings together leading female curators and collectors to discuss the recent trends and interest in collecting work by artists from Africa and the Diaspora. Together these individuals represent a group of cultural leaders and patrons who are defining a generation of artists.
A series of artist videos titled Section Cinéma, exclusively curated by South African artist Robin Rhode
INTRODUCTION: Zoe Whitley, Curator for International Art, Tate Modern
Section Cinéma is a program of video art curated by Robin Rhode and chosen from the South Africa-based Emile Stipp Collection, which has been instrumental in building an archive of contemporary video work by emerging African and Diasporic artists. Rhode titled his selection Section Cinéma after Marcel Broodthaers’ pivotal 1972 installation Musée d’Art Moderne, Département des Aigles, Section des Figures.
In case you want to see what last year’s fair was like, or just get a sense of the Armory Show as a spectator, here’s a video which will show you all the horrors and delights of fairs, including the zombie-face, the Instagramming, and that special fair-shuffle walk that is key to any non-buyer experience.