In this conversation, we look at the artistic archive as conceptualised by the pre and post European Enlightenment era.
The 101 Collecting Conversations: Signature Works of a Century exhibition at the Javett-UP includes the Keiskamma Guernica Tapestry (on loan from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum).
In this Webinar we consider the representation of masculinities in South Africa. Locating the debate in u-Mqhayi’s (/2001: 129) treatment of inkundla ka Maqoma – wherein u-Maqoma arbitrated on the matter of i-koboka nomlungu – we tease out the representations of Black masculinity and violence.
With the democratic dispensation framing the country as a social context that upholds the rights of all, we here consider how this framework might be/or is undercut by the language and public narratives of masculinities.
The Javett-UP Book Club, is in partnership with the GALA and the UP Centre for Sexualities, Aids and Gender is hosting its first digital event on 5 June 2020. It will unpack and discuss gender and especially queerness and queer identity, and social commentary in art and elsewhere about LGBTIQ persons and communities.