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Medu re-imagined

When: Saturday, 11 November 2023 - Saturday, 11 November 2023
Where: Hybrid Event
Off campus
87 De Korte Street, Braamfontein
Start time:15:30

Medu Art Ensemble

The Department of Fine Arts 3rd year students in the Wits School of Arts (WSOA)’s Drawing and Contemporary Practice III, in partnership with scholar Kebotlhale Motseothata invite you to a series of a one-day conversations and a publication fair of new work at The Forge and The Commune in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Founded in the 1970s during apartheid in South Africa by Mongane Wally Serote, the Medu Art Ensemble was a cultural collective which was based in Gaborone, Botswana. Medu’s collectivist spirit highlights the ways in which culture was/is a vital weapon in the fight against oppressions of all kinds. More than this, Medu’s focus on the representation of women in its posters showcases the collective’s feminist consciousness and framework. In collaboration with the Wits School of Arts (WSOA)’s Drawing And Contemporary Practice III, this series of conversations and publication fair reflects Medu’s framework in foregrounding the values, shortcomings and gains of collective cultural work in the contemporary moment. 

The event will be first come, first served bassoon on capacity.

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