Keyes Art Mile is launching a series of art talks that will take place on a quarterly basis in The Atrium of The Trumpet building.
Talking Art at Keyes will provide people with an opportunity to engage in robust discussions about how art informs, challenges and moves us. The series will explore ways in which art gives the artistic community a voice – a platform to comment, express, interpret and interrogate with a freedom that is so often inhibited or censored by more traditional forms of expression.
Whether an experienced collector or avid enthusiast, Talking Art at Keyes will be an inspiring and informative place to learn more and join in on the dialogue with artists, curators, collectors and other industry specialists.
On arrival, guests will be offered a complimentary glass of wine and the talks will be followed by an open discussion, drinks and live music.
Keyes Art Mile will host the first conversation with visual artist and filmmaker Michael MacGarry on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 6pm. MacGarry will be showing his film ‘Parang’ alongside ‘Flies’ and ‘The Battles’, as well as discussing his new exhibition which will open at Circa in March.
The conversation will be moderated by Lunetta Bartz, the founder of MAKER – a multidisciplinary design studio and art book publisher based in Johannesburg. Longtime collector and art curator, Lunetta has considerable experience and knowledge in the field of contemporary South African art.
Following the conversation, Mpumelelo Mcata and Tshepang Ramoba of the internationally acclaimed South African post rock band the BLK JKS, will treat audiences to a set from their new duo BLKJKSSNDSYSTM.
Attendance is free but pre-registration is required as seats are limited:
Bookings via Quicket or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please diarise the first two ‘Talking Art at Keyes’ events:
21 February 2018 – Michael MacGarry: in conversation with Lunetta Bartz
23 May 2018 – Five Female Curators: shaking up the art world
Moderated by Mail & Guardian’s Arts and Culture editor, Milisuthando Bongela
People can register for the talks on Quicket and the link is: www.quicket.co.za/events/41019-talking-art-at-keyes-michael-macgarry/#/