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Thursday, October 24, 2019


Art For Humanity on the City Campus of the Durban University of Technology will host a workshop for emerging and established visual arts writers from tomorrow (Friday October 25) to Sunday (October 27) from 09h00 to 15h30. The workshop includes inputs and discussion on writing trends and challenges, and artists speaking about their work. First two days are open to the public, the final day is a closed session.

Programme: October 25, 2019:

08h30 Tea, Registration
09h00 Opening Remarks & Introductions
09h30 Critical Epistemologies I: Writing South/African/art history, from the colonial to the postcolonial – trends and challenges
Panelists: Mduduzi M Mduduzi Xakaza, Jessica Draper, Mario Pissarra
Moderator: Juliette Leeb-du Toit
11h00  Tea
11h30  Critical Practice I: Artists, anti-apartheid and post-apartheid
Panelists: Thami Jali (tbc), Sfiso Ka-Mkame, Cedric Nunn
Moderator: Russel Hlongwane
13h00  Lunch
14h00  Critical Practice II: Translations of street art
Panelists: Ewok, Trev Seven, Dane Stops
Moderator: Russel Hlongwane
15h30  Closing Remarks

Programme: October 26, 2019:
08h30  Tea
09h00  Reflections on Day 1 deliberations
09h30  Critical Epistemologies II: Anti-colonial, postcolonial and decolonial theory: how does this help me write art history?
Panelists: Greer Valley, Lonwabo Kilani, Mario Pissarra
Moderator: Nomusa Makhubu
11h00  Tea
11h30  Critical Practice II: Imaging the post-nation
Panelists: Themba Shibase , Mthobisi Maphumulo, Kristin NG-Yang
Moderator: Blessing Xaba
13h00  Lunch
14h00  CRITICAL EPISTEMOLOGIES III: Interdisciplinary methodologies in writing art history – trends and challenges
Panelists: Nomusa Makhubu, Greer Valley, Ismail Farouk
Moderator: Mario Pissarra
15h30  Closing Remarks

Programme: October 26, 2019:

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