Events

Curation, History and Re-Membering

Wooden sculptures, when defined by art institutions, are closely linked with culture, a move that devalues their artistic properties. In this conversation we consider how this framing of the wooden sculpture as low art delegitimizes this artistic medium.

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African Gold: Appropriations and Misappropriations of Culture

Cultural identity, arguably, is closely associated with people’s relationship to land and the natural resources therein. By interrogating heritage, cultural identity and access to resources (such as land and derivative minerals, i.e. iron and gold), we consider a series of questions that reflects on the two gold collections housed in the Javett-UP Gold of Africa Tower.

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Guernica Conversations

This public programme gives the opportunity for members of the public to not only interact with the art works in the collection, but to gain additional insights from carefully selected guests.

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Javett-UP Book Club Discussion

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.

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