CURRENT PROJECTS

VIAD | April - August 2018

Members of the African Choir, London, 1891. By London Stereoscopic Company (left to right: Frances Gqoba; Katie Manye [later known as Katie Makanya]; Paul Xiniwe and Eleanor Xiniwe) © Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Courtesy of Hulton Archive, and Autograph ABP, London. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

 

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND ART IN THE #MeToo ERA 

VIAD RA M. NEELIKA JAYAWARDANE WRITES ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ART INSTITUTIONS IN RELATION TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE PERPETRATED BY 'STAR' ARTISTS - CITING THE CURRENT CONTROVERSY AROUND SOUTH AFRICAN ARTIST MOHAU MODISAKENG.

Click HERE to read her Al Jazeera feature

"How we, as professionals in the art world, decide to react towards the violent people working in our field will have a significant impact. Individuals in influential positions and persons on boards are the guides of institutional policies - they reflect prevailing "norms" and belief systems of dominant cultural groups. And conversely, institutions shape our values and what we accept as "norms".”

View M. Neelika Jayawardane's bio


NEW BOOK PUBLICATIONS BY VIAD RAs 

VIAD IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT NEW BOOK PUBLICATIONS AUTHORED AND/OR EDITED BY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES CHERYL FINLEY, KIMBERLY LAMM, NATHANIEL STERN, BRYAN TRABOLD AND COUZE VENN.  

CHERYL FINLEY (bio)

/ Committed to Memory. The Art of the Slave Ship Icon (Princeton University Press - link)

KIMBERLY LAMM (bio) 

/ Addressing the other woman. Textual correspondences in feminist art and writing (Manchester University Press - link)

NATHANIEL STERN (bio)

/ Ecological Aesthetics - artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics (Dartmouth College Press - link)

BRYAN TRABOLD (bio)

/ Rhetorics of Resistance. Opposition Journalism in Apartheid South Africa (University of Pittsburgh Press - link)

COUZE VENN (bio)

/ After Capital (Sage Publishing - link)


ARTSY FEATURE: RENÉE MUSSAI & BLACK CHRONICLES IV 

ARTSY.NET RECENTLY FEATURED AUTOGRAPH ABP CURATOR AND VIAD RA RENÉE MUSSAI AS ONE OF TWENTY INTERNATIONAL CURATORS TAKING A CUTTING-EDGE APPROACH TO ART HISTORY. 

ARTSY.NET: "20 CURATORS TAKING A CUTTING-EDGE APPROACH TO ART HISTORY" - click HERE to view

Mussai’s research-led curatorial work “encompasses the historical as well as the contemporary, engaging critically with the archive, [and] past and present image repertoires,” she said. “I believe in curatorial activism. For me, the provision of a critical context, to find a balance between aesthetics and politics is always key—to act with a sense of urgency, contemporary relevance, and a commitment to the future.”

RENÉE MUSSAI recently curated Black Chronicles IV which VIAD hosted at the FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg, 13 April - 31 May 2018. 


THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION | 5 June 2018

Screening & Conversation with Stanley Nelson & Zen Marie

PRESENTED BY VIAD & THE WINDYBROW ARTS CENTRE, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SLAVERY AND JUSTICE (BROWN UNIVERSITY) & FIRELIGHT MEDIA

DETAILS: TUES 5 JUNE 2018, 18h00 FOR 18h30, MARKET PHOTO WORKSHOP AUDITORIUM

WATCH THE HUFFINGTON POST SA REVIEW OF THE SCREENING - click HERE to view

“We Need To Move Outside Party Politics To Find Justice”- SA Youth