Iconic poet and struggle veteran Dr Mongane Wally Serote will recall his experience of ‘Weaponizing Words for Political Change’ at the ACT| UJ Creative Conference.
“Where there is music, you find no evil” – Dr Ramakgobotla Johnny Mekoa. SAMRO and the Arts and Culture Trust joins the South African music industry in celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of jazz musician and arts educator Dr Johnny Mekoa, who died this week aged 72.
#CreativeUprising, the 5th ACT | UJ Creative Conference will engage with South African Art Education in its current state and possible future. This iteration of the conference is about unlearning and rethinking how we do things and present things. From curating a conference to how we talk about art education in South Africa, the aim of ACT | UJ Conference has been to share knowledge with the view of enabling, advancing and inspiring creative South Africa.
Arterial Network South Africa (ANSA), in partnership with the National Arts Festival, will host one of its popular #ArtOut events at the 2017 festival in Grahamstown.
A number of trends and burning issues influencing the global and South African creative economy were explored at #SACOConf2017 last week.
The human/animal question has surfaced in the Humanities with a sense of urgency. The themed issue of Image & Text on “Visual Cultures of Race and Animality” aims to develop this multi- and interdisciplinary interest from transnational and/ or African vantage points. Questions about the figuration, and framing, of the human, demonstrate that what ‘the West’ calls ‘Human’ and what it calls ‘Animal’ has fatal consequences.