Questions for an Exhibition

As part of an on-going series of Public Programme accompanying the exhibition All in a Day's Eye: The Politics of Innocence in the Javett Art Collection curator and researchers of the exhibition invited artist and researcher Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa (Uganda/UK) to lead a workshop titled "Questions for an Exhibition".

Held on 12 March 2020, the workshop was positioned as a space to create a dialogue around collections of historical significance and how they can be applied as educational tools that can help us to pose questions around how their narratives as objects are currently positioned vs other contexts they might have been previously positioned.

The workshop was attended by various members of the University of Pretoria community from the departments of Philosophy and Political Science, Heritage, Museum and Preservation Studies, Visual Culture Studies as well as curatorial staff of the Constitutional Court Art Collection.

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"Questions for an Exhibition" a workshop led by Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa held at the Javett-UP on 12 March 2020. The workshop responded to the exhibition All in a Day's Eye: The Politics of Innocence in the Javett Art Collection curated by Gabi Ngcobo in collaboration with a research team comprising of Donna Kukama, Simnikiwe Buhlungu and Tšhegofatso Mabaso. It was attended largely by University of Pretoria students from varying academic programmes.

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"Questions for an Exhibition" workshop participant and Javett-UP intern, Thando writes his questions on the blackboard intervention inside the exhibition All in a Day's Eye: The Politics of Innocence in the Javett Art Collection.
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"Questions for an Exhibition" workshop in progress.
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Writing on blackboard intervention as part of the public programme accompanying the exhibition All in a Day's Eye: The Politics of Innocence in the Javett Art Collection. Questions came about through a workshop titled "Questions for an Exhibition" led Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa.
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Artist and All in a Day's Eye... researcher, Donna Kukama, speaks to workshop participants about her research and texts included in the exhibition.
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"Questions for an Exhibition" workshop participants discussing artwork in All in a Day's Eye: The Politics of Innocence in the Javett Art Collection

About the exhibition

All in a Day's Eye is curated by Gabi Ngcobo in collaboration with a research team comprising of Donna Kukama, Simnikiwe Buhlungu and Tšhegofatso Mabaso.

The exhibition considers how art and its histories can affect our understanding of present political realities. The project investigates how histories are narrated and translated in works of art and subverts how value systems of historical works are constructed within the exhibition space.


*All images by Masimba Sasa