Friday 2 December 2016, 18.30 BP Lecture Theatre £5,Members/concessions £3
In recent years South African art has exploded to the forefront of contemporary art in Africa, as well as across the globe.This discussion investigates the rise of the artist as a political power in South Africa from the 20th century to the present, with reference to resistance art produced during the apartheid era, the ‘transformation’ of the nation into a democratic nation, and the work of contemporary artists today who are making sense of their past in ways that are shaping the nation’s cultural and political future. Chaired by Exhibition Curator Chris Spring, the panel includes Tamar Garb, UCL, Polly Savage, SOAS, and writer and performance artist Leeto Thale, as well as artists Candice Breitz and Gavin Jantjes with video links to Professor Raimi Gbadamosi and other artists in South Africa.Presented in collaboration with the British Academy.
Free entry and priority access to all special exhibitions including:
- The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds (19 May 2016 - 27 November 2016)
- South Africa: the art of a nation (27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017)
- The American Dream: pop to the present (9 March 2017 – 18 June 2017)