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.
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.
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.
Nontobeko Ntombela will be giving a talk titled Allegories of Refusal: A few notes on Black African Feminist Curating in which she contemplates the idea of refusal through Black African Feminism as a manifestation of a different kind of exhibition-making practice, and in turn, value making. This Tuesday the 3rd of September at 1pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre.
Coloured, a documentary produced by the Centre for Curating the Archive, will be part of South Africa History Online's film festival programme later this month. The documentary focusses on two pageants, Miss May Western Cape and Spring Queen, and follows the journey of those seeking recognition and struggling to find a place in a post-apartheid society.
As part of the CCA Collegian Talk series Tauriq Jenkins will be speaking on: The role of heritage protection through the arts and ‘unclenching the heart’ —classical theatre arts rehabilitation in incarcerated spaces. Tuesday the 20th of August @1pm, Anaotomy Lecture Theatre, Michaelis School of Fine Art.
An analysis of Democratic South Africa’s National Estate: a CCA Collegian Talk by Lynn Abrahams. The talk will take place at 1pm on Tuesday the 13th of August in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
Verwoerd and his assassins: Art, Archive and Biography, the next CCA Collegian Talk is this Wednesday (the 7th of August) at 17:30 in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, all are welcome to attend. There will be a screening of The Master is Drowning and Obscure White Messenger followed by a discussion with Penny Siopis and Mark Gevisser on her films on Dimitri Tsafendas and David Pratt, and the recent books about them.
As part of Iziko South African Gallery's Conservation Week, the honours in curatorship students, along with other students from around the country and a selected number of institutional professionals, take part in an informative and invaluable conservation workshop. This year the workshop ran from the 15th to the 19th of July with invited conservator Patricia Smithen.
Prestwich Place Memorial: the treatment of human remains. Beáta America, an honours in curatorship student, looks into the history of the Prestwich Place Memorial; how human remains are kept, displayed and looked after; and the controversial placement of Truth Coffee Company.