Sunday, October 16, 2011
PAST: Artist Book Talk: South African Artist Gavin Jantjes on Visual Century, South African Art in Context WED, Nov 16th at 5:00pm, Free
Artist Talk and Book Launch with South African Artist Gavin Jantjes on Visual Century, South African Art in Context 1907-2007
Tonight! Wednesday, November 16th5:00pm
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and Wits University Press present and evening with South African artist Gavin Jantjes. He'll discuss his groundbreaking project Visual Century: South African Art in Context 1907-2007 that he initiated with the help of South Africa’s National Ministry of Arts and Culture, the University of the Witwatersrand and Africa South Art Initiative.
This talk will launch the accompanying Visual Century publication (Wits University Press), which is a valuable archive of artistic production and aims to write a more balanced South African art history from a post-apartheid perspective. The role and contribution of artists previously sidelined or ignored is acknowledged and their art placed within its social and political contexts. Book signing and reception to follow.