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From: Kathryn Smith, Department of Fine Arts, University of Witwatersrand

Subject: Call for submission of work for Wits exhibition

Kathryn Smith of the Department of Fine Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, is calling for artists to submit proposals for work to accompany the Fourth Annual Qualitative Methods Conference on the 3rd and 4th of September. This conference has become something of a minor institution for South African scholars working in the critical and qualitative areas of psychology, and the theme this year is 'Histories of the Present'. The confirmed keynote speakers are Mark Seltzer of Cornell University, whose subject will be "Serial Killers: Life and Death in America's Wound Culture", and the extraordinary French performance artist and art historian Orlan.

The art exhibition will run from September 2 to September 11, and will be hung in the downstairs area at the Wits Theatre with the possibility of occupying other nearby spaces. Limited space will necessitate a rigorous selection process. Written proposals for the main exhibition or for the intermediary spaces, which could be used for slide projections, films, videos and performance pieces, should be submitted via e-mail or fax (011 493-5229). Studio visits to look at work would be possible in the Johannesburg area.

"What is so crucial about this conference and exhibition is that the body of theory and visual production it will present does not fall into any 'accepted' form of academic theory, in the sense that it deals very specifically with the present. The question thus implied is whether we can evaluate critically a time we are living in as opposed to looking at it in retrospect. Keywords are transience, presence, ephemerality and vitality." Closing date for proposals for artwork is mid-August at latest.

For more details call Kathryn Smith at 082-773-7033, or fax 011 493-5229

From: Francis Faller, Chairman of Council

Subject: The Johannesburg Art Foundation invites applications for the following posts

The Johannesburg Art Foundation is housed in a large old house in Saxonwold, and provides instruction in a number of disciplines to students who might not have the formal qualifications to gain entrance to other tertiary art institutions. Past students include William Kentridge and Helen Sebidi.

Who will be responsible for: educational, aesthetic and cultural policy; staff, student and curricular affairs; communication with relevant groups and bodies; finances; fund-raising activities; development of entrepreneurial skills and enterprises; grounds, services and facilities; reports to the Council.

Appropriate formal qualifications, as well as experience in management of an educational institution (preferably in the field of arts and culture), teaching experience in the arts (fine arts and/or graphic design), knowledge of financial administration, and development of cultural enterprises, will be of distinct advantage.

Deputy Principal
Who reports to the Principal, and will assist him/her in the functions defined above. Appropriate formal qualification, as well as experience in at least some of these functions, will be of distinct advantage.

Remuneration compatible with comparable posts in tertiary education, commensurate with experience. The posts are offered initially on fixed-term contract.

Applications (with CV and at least two referees) to: The Chairman of Council, Johannesburg Art Foundation.
Postal address: Room A302, 27 St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg 2193
fax: (011) 643-6312
e-mail:, to arrive no later than August 15 1998.

The Johannesburg Art Foundation is committed to employment equity, without discrimination with regard to race, gender or creed. It seeks to maintain the educational and aesthetic values of its founders, while adapting to a rapidly changing cultural and educational environment.

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