2:30pm SAST | Activating art through urban spacesVuyisile Mshudulu (Director; Arts, Culture and Heritage for City of Joburg), Bronwyn Lace (Director; Centre for the Less Good Idea, Visual artist) and Thiresh Govender (Founder; UrbanWorks Architecture, Architect, Urban designer, Researcher)
This discussion will explore the potential of public art installations and interventions within the city of Johannesburg in the era of social distancing.
4:00pm SAST | From the Arab Spring to #EndSARS protests, the role of art in activismAyodeji Rotinwa (Nigeria) and Ismail Fayed (Egypt)
Ayodeji Rotinwa is a writer, art critic and the Deputy Editor, African Arguments, a leading pan-African platform for news, investigation and opinion. Based between Accra, Abuja and Lagos, he writes on artistic practices and the intersection of visual art, culture, social justice, sustainable development across West Africa. Ismail Fayed is a writer, critic and educator based in Cairo. He writes about contemporary artistic and cultural practices in Egypt.
In 2019 Jorge Fernandez Vidal took part in Guns & Rain’s inaugural collectors residency -- traveling southern Africa to visit galleries, museums and over 30 artist studios across Joburg, Harare and Gaborone. Together he and South African arts patron Pulane Kingston will discuss the importance of sustainable, long term support for African artists.