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Honours in Curatorship 2020 applications now open!
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 - 16:15

The programme offers courses in the theory and practice of curatorship, developing in students a sophisticated awareness of the practicalities, politics and poetics of working with collections of many kinds. Students are encouraged to bring the disciplinary insights of their undergraduate major (whether this be in the visual arts, the humanities or the sciences) to the curating of both material and virtual collections, and are offered opportunities to work on exhibitions in public spaces and in the digital realm. A major aim of this programme is to introduce students, through seminars, fieldwork and workshops, to the central skills of a curator: to understand objects and how to research them, to work with collections, convening them in exhibitions, and to collaborate with artists, mediating their production. In 2020 we will continue our special focus on object studies, and the multiple ways in which such a focus can help transform museum practice.

An inquiry into the theme of the 16th Istanbul Biennial: The Seventh Continent
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 - 13:45

Aaliyah Ahmed, an Honours in Curatorship student, recently visited Istanbul with the class. Here she explores the theme of the 16th Istanbul Biennial: The Seventh Continent

A self-mythologizing practise
Wed, 02 Oct 2019 - 12:45

The Honours in Curatorship class were privileged to go on a research based field-trip to the 16th Istanbul Biennial titled The Seventh Continent and curated by Nicolas Bourriaud. Jonathan Goschen reflects on one aspect of this trip, a visit to the Pera Museum where he viewed Norman Daly's Civilization of Llhuros.

Impossible Return book launch
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 10:45

On Sunday, 20 October 2019, the Centre for Curating the Archive, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, will be launching the publication, Impossible Return: Cape Town’s Forced Removals by Dr Siona O’Connell (NB Publishers).

Impossible Return book launch
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 10:45

On Sunday, 20 October 2019, the Centre for Curating the Archive, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, will be launching the publication, Impossible Return: Cape Town’s Forced Removals by Dr Siona O’Connell (NB Publishers).

Heritage week Collegian Talk
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 - 16:00

Iziko South African National Gallery, in collaboration with the CCA’s Collegian Talk series, wishes to reflect on whether artworks are separate from the artists, the ethical dilemmas with acquiring artworks for public institutions, and how these reflections can contribute to the strategic objectives of the country’s transformation agendas. This will take the form of a public debate and will consider some of the ethical concerns around collecting for public institutions.

A closer look at Under the Dome's films
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 - 16:00

Read more about the films launching at Under the Dome, an experimental film festival opening at Iziko's planetarium on the 15th of November!

Honours in Curatorship student wins the Absa L'Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - 10:30

Last week, honour in curatorship student, Phoka Nyokong, won the the Absa L'Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award for his three photographic works printed on aluminium. 

Under the Dome launching in November!
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 16:00

The Centre for Curating the Archive, in collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa, is pleased to announce that our experimental film festival, Under the Dome, will launch on the 15th of November (2019) at Iziko's planetarium and digital dome. 

Dumm workshop and tournament
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 - 12:30

The CCA, in collaboration with Dr Siona O’Connell (University of Pretoria), hosted a Dumm workshop and tournament yesterday (1 September 2019) at St Mary’s Church in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Meet our digitization and scanning manager: Fazlin van der Schyff
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 - 16:15

After training at Scanshop Fazlin van der Schyff was hired by Professor Pippa Skotnes in 2009. To read more on what Fazlin does as our digitization and scanning manager and how she feels about the collections she has worked on over the last ten years at the CCA click here.

 

 

Collegian Talk with Koyo Kouoh
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 15:15

Koyo Kouoh (Executive Director & Chief Curator Zeitz MOCAA) will be speaking on Institution Building as a Curatorial Practice: The example of Zeitz MOCAA. This Thursday the 5t of September at 1pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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