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First Thursdays at WAM - Book launch

Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of 'classical African Art'

Date: Thursday, 6 April 2017
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Place: Wits Art Museum, corner of Bertha (ext. of Jan Smuts Ave) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Join us, this First Thursday, for the launch of WAM's latest publication: Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of 'classical African Art'

Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of 'classical African Art'

Following the exploratory ethos of the exhibition, the book is a mix of academic essays, critical and creative reflections, drawings and photographs. Together, the diverse contributions provide a glimpse into the participants’ personal and intellectual relationships with WAM's collections as well as the processes that informed, shaped and spilled over from the exhibition since its opening.

As part of the book launch, we will have a walkabout of the exhibition at 18h30.

Entrance is free. RSVP by clicking here.
Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1368 for queries

Parking is available for the evening of the event. Underground parking entrance left off Jorissen Street, just
after Station Street intersection, directly after the bus stop on the left.

 

 

Drop in Drawing

Overtime: representations, values and imagine futures of 'classical African Art'

with Bronwen Findlay 

Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 12h00
Address: Wits Art Museum, corner of Bertha (ext. of Jan Smuts Ave) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
No booking required, entrance is free and no previous drawing experience required.  Suitable for visitors 13 years and older.
 
WAM Drop in Drawing

Guests are invited to explore the exhibition Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of 'classical African Art’ and participate in an artmaking class with artist and educator Bronwen Findlay. The exhibition uses Wits Art Museum’s ‘classical African Art’ collection to explore the various ways that African ‘cultural material’ has been, is and can be represented, valued and imagined in the future. Past and present WAM student staff participated in selecting the artworks and creating the installations. The insights and
approaches are diverse and fascinating.

For more information on the exhibition, please click here

 

 

Family Talkabout

Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of 'classical African Art'

with Puleng Plessie

Date: Saturday, 15 April 2017
Time: 12h00
Place: Wits Art Museum, corner of Bertha (ext. of Jan Smuts Ave) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Entrance is free. Space is limited, please RSVP by emailing info.wam@wits.ac.za  or call 011 717 1378
WAM Family Talkabout

Families are invited to explore the exhibition, Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of ‘classical African Art’ and participate in an artmaking class with a skilled art educator, Puleng Plessie. Installations by 12 past and present WAM student staff, explore the relevance of the African art collection for future generations. The exhibition includes many multimedia installations such as GIFS, video and audio installations and newly constructed sculptures created by the particpants.

For more information on the exhibition, click here

WAM annual lecture series: Know the show lecture 1

Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of 'classical African Art'

Presented by curators Tatenda Magaisa and Katleho Shoro 

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Place: Wits Art Museum, corner of Bertha (ext. of Jan Smuts Ave) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
 
WAM annual lecture series: Know the Show (Overtime)

Following on the success of last year’s lecture series, WAM will once again present in-depth insights into the various exhibitions, artists and artworks included in the 2017 exhibitions programme. This year, for the first time, the lecture series is proudly sponsored by Stephan Welz™ & Co., a leading local auctioneer. The lectures take place inside the museum, giving participants the opportunity to view the actual artworks discussed, both before and after the talks.

The first lecture will look at the idea of ‘classical African Art’ having relevance and meaning over time. This is a critical part of the collaborative exhibition, Overtime: representations, values and imagined futures of
'classical African Art' that asked past and present student staff to explore WAM’s collection.

The lecture is limited to a maximum of 80 participants. Art lovers should book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: R120 (cash only). Booking is essential.
Booking is confirmed upon payment. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WEBTICKETS.CO.ZA

Webtickets

For more information contact info.wam@wits.ac.za or call Leigh Leyde on (011) 717 1378 or (011) 717 1365
Parking is available for the evening only. Underground parking entrance left off Jorissen Street, just after Station Street intersection, directly after the bus stop on the left.

This event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa

 

WAM Talkabout

Moses Tladi (1903 -1959)

with Sekhubami Tladi

Date: 22 April 2017
Time: 12h00
Address: Wits Art Museum, corner of Bertha (ext. of Jan Smuts Ave) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
No booking required and entrance is free.
Moses Tladi (1903 - 1959)
Join the granddaughter of the artist, Moses Tladi, as she walks and talks us through the exhibition that showcases the life and work of one of South Africa's great, but largely unknown landscape painters. This exhibition, presents a valuable opportunity to consider the historical and political context in which these
landscapes were produced.
 
For more information on this exhibition, click here

Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1365 for any queries. 
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