Talk "Being there": South Africa, a Contemporary Scene

Thursday 27 April 2017 - Auditorium

5:30 p.m.
etre-la-afrique header
Talk "Being there": South Africa, a Contemporary Scene
Conversation

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    

speakers

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

Rory Bester

Art historian, curator and art critic. He is head of the Art History department at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Achille Mbembe

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)

    

Hlonipha Mokoena

Art historian, author and associate professor at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) in Johannesburg

Sue Williamson

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.

Sean O’toole

Art critic, journalist and author. He contributes to a number of magazines including Frieze and Artforum

The essential

Thursday 27 April 2017
5:30 p.m. - Auditorium

Share

Programme

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

Become member

Make the Fondation one of your favorite places!
Skip-the-line pass, exhibition previews, invitations, dedicated phone line…
Discover our Y-pass, Family-Pass, and Collector membership programmes.

See more

Concert
related event image
Boris Berezovsky and Henri Demarquette #FLVfromhome

The Fondation invites you to go back on the concert of Boris Berezovsky, piano, and Henri Demarquette, cello. 

Friday 3 April 2020
8.30 p.m.
Masterclass
related event image
Violoncelles, vibrez ! #FLVfromhome

The Fondation invites you behind the scene of the Classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle of Gautier Capuçon. This documentary goes through the work of Gautier Capuçon and the 6 laureates of the first promotion from December 2014 to June 2015.

Sunday 29 March 2020
5.30 p.m.
Exhibition
related event image
The Collection of the Fondation. A Vision for Painting #FLVfromhome

This week, the Fondation invites you to focus on its latest selection of works of its Collection : A vision for painting. 70 works from 23 international artists gathered around one main theme : painting, from the 1960s to the present day. 

Wednesday 1 April 2020