"Being there": South Africa, a Contemporary Scene
Thursday 27 April 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Event scheduled in relation with the exhibition "Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier"
Moderated by Roxana Azimi
How did the South-African art scene take shape in the specific context of apartheid? How has it evolved in the post-apartheid era? What are its characteristics in the context of Africa and the world today?
To answer these questions, in conjunction with the exhibition Being there, South Africa, a contemporary scene, the Fondation is hosting a talk on one of the most engaged and active scenes of the African continent.
Moderated by Roxana Azimi the panel discussion will see participation of specialists, art critics and historians, including Rory Bester, Achille Mbembe, Hlonipha Mokoena, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Sean O’Toole.
Free access upon reservation
- 17:30 p.m. : introduction by Roxana Azimi
- 17:45 p.m. : Achille Mbembe : Differences et Repetitions. Considerations about South Africa today.
- 18:00 p.m. : talk moderated by Roxana Azimi
Holds a PhD in history and has been a journalist since 2001. She cofounded Le Quotidien de l’Art. She also contributes to M, Le Monde’s magazine supplement, and to Le Monde Afrique
Art historian, curator and art critic. He is head of the Art History department at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Professor of history and political science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has taught in several universities in the United States (Columbia, Pennsylvania, Duke and Harvard)
Art historian, author and associate professor at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) in Johannesburg
Displayed in the exhibition Être là, Afrique du Sud une scène contemporaine, Sue Williamson is an artist and author. She is living in Cape Town, South Africa.
Art critic, journalist and author. He contributes to a number of magazines including Frieze and Artforum