Should Contemporary Art Last: A Panel Discussion
WHEN & WHERE: 16th July @ 1pm. Room 8, Iziko South African National Gallery
Mawande Ka Zenzile, Artist, (represented by Stevenson, Cape Town & Johannesuburg.)
Julia Kabat, Interium Registrar, Zeitz Mocaa
Same Mduli, Manager and Curator of Standard Bank Gallery
Brett Scott, Manager, Sheryn Art Collection
Contemporary art challenges collection practices on many levels. A straightforward object can be relatively easy to collect: a singular artwork made by a sole creator, to be purchased and displayed by the legal owner.
Yet every aspect of this scenario is challenged by the current production methods, shifting societal values and the very definition of an artwork. Consider an artwork which exhibits rapid and visible change: it is possible to collect this responsibly and should this change be acknowledged, slowed, or celebrated?
As boundaries are pushed, will some artworks simply be uncollectable?
The panel will explore some of these topics:
Each panelist will introduce themselves, give a brief introduction to the topic (if possible show an example or two!), and start in with some questions. Will we open up the floor to questions from the audience.
Moderator: Patricia Smithen, Assistant Professor, Painting Conservation MAC Program, Department of Art History & Art Conservation, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
RSVP: Angela Zehnder firstname.lastname@example.org
More than Paint: Art on the Edge presented by Patricia Smithen, Canada
WHEN: Wed 17th July @ 1pm
Artists Conversation: with Penny Siopis
WHEN: Thurs 18th July 2018 @ 5.30pm
WHERE: Iziko South African Naional Gallery Government Ave, Company’s Garden, Cape Town, 8000
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