Art Leaders Convene in Joburg to Discuss Black Body

ARTSY | Sean O’Toole:

When was the last time you heard boisterous applause or impromptu song led by artists at the opening of an art conference? The protocols at these international talk shops tend to drain any conviviality from proceedings. After declaring their ambitions from carefully raked notes, organizers cede the microphone to on-message sponsors and cultural mandarins whose theme-specific keynotes will gird the bibliographies of future graduate theses… Read more

Image: Sue Williamson, Mary Sibande, Mikhael Subotzky, Sanford Biggers, Brendan Fernandes, Liza Essers, Hank Willis Thomas. Photo by Terrence Jennings, courtesy of “Black Portraiture[s] III”