Events

Curation, History and Re-Membering

The effacing of the Black artist is a historical reality that defines art institutions across the globe. The Black art practitioner working in indigenous mediums and styles is almost always framed not as an artist but rather as a craftsperson and a developer of functional objects that have limited artistic value.

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African Gold: Appropriations and Misappropriations of Culture

Cultural identity, arguably, is closely associated with people’s relationship to land and the natural resources therein. By interrogating heritage, cultural identity and access to resources (such as land and derivative minerals, i.e. iron and gold), we consider a series of questions that reflects on the two gold collections housed in the Javett-UP Gold of Africa Tower.

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Guernica Conversations

This public programme gives the opportunity for members of the public to not only interact with the art works in the collection, but to gain additional insights from carefully selected guests.

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Javett-UP Book Club Discussion

The Javett-UP Book Club, is in partnership with the GALA and the UP Centre for Sexualities, Aids and Gender is hosting its first digital event on 5 June 2020. It will unpack and discuss gender and especially queerness and queer identity, and social commentary in art and elsewhere about LGBTIQ persons and communities.

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