All in a Day’s Eye: The Politics of Innocence in the Javett Art Collection is a curatorial project that foregrounds the exhibition format as a continuous thinking system. This was achieved by, among other things, altering the exhibition space with additional diagonal walls.
The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) has announced the appointment of four new trustees of the Javett Arts Centre Foundation that governs Javett-UP. The new trustees are Catherine Kennedy, Gabi Ngcobo, Professor Bhekizizwe Peterson and Isaac Shongwe.
People who mined the earth for this precious metal centuries ago and counted among their number artists of extraordinary skill and talent
Workers make the world – and the economy – go round. They are its engine room, its life blood. And, just as Europe lays claim to a body of acclaimed representations of labourers by the likes of Van Gogh, Millet, Courbet and Degas, South Africa also has a proud canon of art with the worker as the hero at its centre.
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".
Fine Art is a material form of self-expression that is perhaps best understood, within the academic world today, as being a practice-based field of research. Each day we work with materials (clay, paper, steel, ink, paint etc.) to create artworks that are conceptually and formally complex.