Curatorial Dialogues: Francis McKee in South Africa

Francis McKee in South Africa | Curator and writer, Francis McKee, director of Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow and a research fellow at The Glasgow School of Art, will be visiting Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town presenting public lectures across the cities alongside a programme of film screenings between the 5th and the 15th of March 2015.

Curatorial Dialogues: Francis McKee in South Africa

Centre for Contemporary Arts, interior. Photography by Neil Thomas Douglas

This project is the result of a curatorial exchange trip to Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art in April 2014, initiated and supported by the British Council and Creative Scotland, and facilitated by VANSA.

South African curators Francesca Verga and Amy Watson invited Francis McKee to participate in a number of open and closed discussions across three major cities connected to his research interests, which include the exploration of open source theory as a potential economic model within the arts, the role of the archive in contemporary art, and modes of curatorial practice.

Francis McKee Public Programme

JOHANNESBURG

Thursday 5 March

  • 13:15 - 14:15 Diva Talk, Apollonia Lecture Theatre, Wits School of Arts, Wits University
  • 18:30 for 19:00 Exhibition opening of Elizabeth Price’s Woolworths Choir 1974, at Ithuba Art Gallery, 100 Juta Street (entrance on Biccard), Braamfontein.

Friday the 6 March

  • 18:30 for 19:00 Screening of Elizabeth Price’s Woolworths Choir 1974, at Ithuba Art Gallery, 100 Juta Street (entrance on Biccard), Braamfontein.

Saturday the 7 March

  • 18:00 Screening of UK artist film works, in partnership with LUX, at the Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng. Free admission.

Tuesday 10 March 

  • 10:45 Master Class session with Francis McKee, Working with Creatives, for non-Creatives, ACT|UJ Arts & Culture Conference, UJ Arts Centre, University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Campus, Kingsway, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. See www.creativeconference.co.za for tickets.

DURBAN

Tuesday 10 March 

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Screening of UK based artist film works, in partnership with LUX , at 8 Morrison Street, Rivertown, Durban, Free admission.

Wednesday 11 March 

  • 10:00 Guest Lecture, Durban University of Technology, City Campus
  • 17:30 for 18:00 Exhibition opening of UK artist film works, Durban University of Technology Art Gallery, Steve Biko Campus, Cecil Renaud Theatre, 2nd floor.

CAPE TOWN

Thursday 12 March

  • 11.30 Presentation at Centre for Curating the Archive Speaker Series, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Level 3, Old Medical School, Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town.
  • 14:15 - 16:30 Presentation and discussion at Gallery University Stellenbosch (GUS), Corner of Dorp and Bird Street, Stellenbosch

Saturday 14 March

  • 18:00 - 20:00 Presentation and informal dialogue with artists and curators at Atlantic House, 1 Perth Street, Maitland, Cape Town

Sunday 15 March

  • 16:00 Screening of UK based artist film works, in partnership with LUX, at the Labia Cinema, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Free admission.

 

The curators are deeply grateful for the generous support of our partners including; British Council Connect ZA, Creative Scotland, Visual Arts Network South Africa (VANSA), Department of Arts and Culture South Africa (DAC), Glasgow International, Centre for Curating the Archive, LUX – Artist Moving Image, Wits School of Arts, Wits University, Faculty of Art and Design at Durban University of Technology, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA Glasgow), Visual Art Department at Stellenbosch University, The Bioscope Independent Cinema, Labia Cinema, KZNSA Gallery, 8 Morrison Street, ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference, Ithuba Art Gallery, Atlantic House and Infecting the City Festival.

The project is part of SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 which is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council 

 

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