Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Chewing the Cud: Visualising a shared future rooted in a divided past

emerging arts activist programme 

Environmental issues (pollution)
Theme: Plight of township living
By: Evidence
Collage - Pencil, mixed media on matte board
June 2013 
Image by Jermaine Adriaanse

The Emerging Arts Activist programme is a partnership between the Apartheid Museum and UJ Transformation unit. The programme is an initiative of Joburg based artist-curator Farieda Nazier, who is currently an academic at the University of Johannesburg.

The aim of this three day workshop is to expose, explore and instil a basic socio-political grounding in young arts activist, towards a broader reconciliation and transformational end. This long term intervention will launch during National Youth month, which commemorates the June 16, 1976 uprising of youth against Bantu Legislation laws. An objective of the programme is to promote arts practice as a transformative tool by focussing on critical contemporary histories toward a broader reconciliatory end. The programme includes topical presentations by Farieda Nazier (sculpture and installation), Mocke J van Veuren (film and performance) and Prince Massingham (author and performer), situated in a post-colonial theory framework.

The Emerging Arts Activist programme will end in a travelling exhibition, platforming works produced by our young arts activist. This year’s exhibition titled Chewing the cud: Visualising a shared future rooted in a divided past, will launch at the Apartheid Museum on 27th June at 18h00. The exhibition will be on display for two weeks at the Museum and then move on to the UJ Transformation Unit.

Click on the links provided below for photographic documentation of the workshop: