Yinka Shonibare visits Cape Town
Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA visits Cape Town for the exhibition, Restitution of the Mind and Soul at Goodman Gallery. The exhibition is Shonibare’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in Cape Town and his second exhibition with the gallery since bringing the African Library to South Africa in 2018, which marked the artist’s first show on the continent for fifteen years.
The exhibition comes a month before the public launch of his GAS FOUNDATION in Lagos, Nigeria, which is a charitable organisation founded by the artist to fund an international residency programme and farm based in Lagos with a focus on art and sustainability.
On Saturday, 17 September Shonibare will in discussion with Executive Director and Chief Curator, Koyo Kouoh, at Zeitz MOCAA. The discussion can be joined via Zoom.
Re-opening of Iziko South African National Gallery delayed
On 23 May 2022, Iziko SANG closed its galleries temporarily for refurbishment, renovation and repurposing. It was set to re-open again on Heritage Day, 24 September with a 150th anniversary exhibition of Iziko’s Art Collections, Breaking Down the Walls: 150 years of Art Collecting at Iziko. It is unclear when exactly the museum will reopen, but we are very much looking forward to this monumental retrospective.
ICA launches symposium on feminist historiographies
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) announced Tongues of their Mothers: a symposium on feminist historiographies to be held from Friday 16–Sunday 18 September 2022
Drawing from a multitude of disciplines, the symposium seeks to better understand the ways that mostly women have responded to the daunting task, described in the last stanza of Makhosazana Xaba’s poem Tongues of their Mothers, to “write about women of our world, in the tongues of their mothers”, and “present the women in forms that match their foundations…”
Keynote speakers include Makhosazana Xaba, who will be delivering the opening address, and author Dr Nadia Davids. Panelists include Asanda Sizani, Deidre Jantjies, Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa, Sindiswa Busuku, Aika Swai, Nwabisa Plaatjie, Zamah Nkonyeni, Dr jackï job, Kharnita Mohamed, Dr Koni Benson, Dr Victoria Collis-Buthelezi, Dr Athambile Masola, Napo Masheane, Nomfundo Xaluva, Dr Nomusa Makhubu, Nkgopoleng Moloi, Dr Carine Zaayman, Masechaba Moloi, Dr Portia Malatjie, Samantha Modisenyane and Amogelang Maledu. There will also be various walkabouts, performances and film screenings. Friday and Saturday’s proceedings will take place at Hiddingh Campus; Sunday will be hosted by the Norval Foundation. Read the full programme here.
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