Bag Factory: Ashraf Jamal

Please join us at the Bag Factory as Ashraf Jamal talks about his newly published book “In the World..essays on South African Contemporary Art”.

Ashraf Jamal is a cultural analyst, editor, and teacher in the media studies program at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and a researcher at VIAD at the University of Johannesburg. He is the co-author of Art in South Africa: The Future Present and the co-editor of Indian Ocean Studies: Social, Cultural and Political Perspectives. He’s also the author of Predicaments of culture in South Africa, 100 Good Ideas Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy, Love themes for the wilderness, the award-winning short fiction, The Shades, and, most recently, In the World: Essays on Contemporary South African art. Jamal has delivered numerous public lectures and written and edited countless monographs on art. His edited volume on Robin Rhode to be published in 2018. Jamal lives in Cape Town with his youngest daughter, Mira Jaan.

In conversation with Ashraf is Thembinkosi Goniwe and Dr.Same Mdluli.

Thembinkosi is an artist and art historian and currently a visiting researcher at the Wits School of Arts.

He has contributed essays and edited various publications, as well as curated exhibitions in South Africa, Venice and Edinburgh.

Dr Mdluli is the new Manager of the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg, with a PhD in Art History from the University of the Witwatersrand. She’s involved in various arts and cultural work including serving as chairperson of the Visual Arts Panel of the National Arts Council.

Date: Friday, 09 March 2018

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Venue: 10 Mahlatini, Fordsburg (Bag Factory Artist’s Studios)

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