Thursday 6 April, 18h00 for 18h30
WAM Book launch
Overtime: representations, values, and imagined futures of ‘classical African Art’
Join us, this First Thursday, for the launch of WAM’s latest publication. Following the exploratory ethos of the exhibition, the book is a mix of academic essays, critical and creative reflections, drawings and photographs. Together, the diverse contributions provide a glimpse into the participants’ personal and intellectual relationships with WAM’s collections as well as the processes that informed, shaped and spilled over from the exhibition since its opening.
As part of the book launch, we will have a walkabout of the exhibition at 18h30.
Entrance is free. RSVP by clicking here
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Parking is available for the evening of the event. Underground parking entrance left off Jorissen Street, just after Station Street intersection, directly after the bus stop on the left.
Saturday 8 April, 12h00
Drop in Drawing
with Bronwen Findlay
Guests are invited to explore the exhibition Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of ‘classical African Art’ and participate in an artmaking class with artist and educator Bronwen Findlay. The exhibition uses Wits Art Museum’s ‘classical African Art’ collection to explore the various ways that African ‘cultural material’ has been, is and can be represented, valued and imagined in the future. Past and present WAM student staff participated in selecting the artworks and creating the installations. The insights and approaches are diverse and fascinating.
No booking required and entrance is free. Suitable for visitors 13 years and older and no previous drawing experience is necessary.
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Saturday 15 April, 12h00
with Puleng Plessie
Families are invited to explore the exhibition, Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of ‘classical African Art’ and participate in an artmaking class with a skilled art educator, Puleng Plessie. Installations by 12 past and present WAM student staff, explore the relevance of the African art collection for future generations. The exhibition includes many multimedia installations such as GIFS, video and audio installations and newly constructed sculptures created by the particpants.
Entrance is free but booking is required to ensure sufficient materials.
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Wednesday 19 April, 18h00 for 18h30
Know the Show Lecture 1
Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of ‘classical African Art’
presented by Tatenda Magaisa and Katleho Shoro
Following on the success of last year’s lecture series, WAM will once again present in-depth insights into the various exhibitions, artists and artworks included in the 2017 exhibitions programme. This year, for the first time, the lecture series is proudly sponsored by Stephan Welz™ & Co., a leading local auctioneer. The lectures take place inside the museum, giving participants the opportunity to view the actual artworks discussed, both before and after the talks.
The first lecture will look at the idea of ‘classical African Art’ having relevance and meaning over time. This is a critical part of the collaborative exhibition, Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of ‘classical African Art’ that asked past and present student staff to explore WAM’s collection.
The lecture is limited to a maximum of 80 participants. Art lovers should book early to avoid disappointment.
Cost: R120 (cash only). Booking is essential.
Booking is confirmed upon payment. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WEBTICKETS.CO.ZA
For more information contact email@example.com or call Leigh Leyde on (011) 717 1378 or (011) 717 1365
This event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.
Saturday 22 April, 12h00
WAM Talkabout – Moses Tladi (1903 -1959)
with Sekhubami Tladi
Join the granddaughter of the artist, Moses Tladi, as she walks and talks us through the exhibition that showcases the life and work of one of South Africa’s great, but largely unknown landscape painters. This exhibition, presents a valuable opportunity to consider the historical and political context in which these landscapes were produced.
Entrance is free and no booking is required.
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