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African Studies

The Centre for African Studies Gallery is a multi-use space which hosts a regular programme of exhibitions, film screenings, seminars, workshops and conferences. Conceptualized as a site of public engagement, and as a site of learning, it allows us to incorporate a significant focus on visual culture and performance in our graduate programme. The CAS Gallery works in close association with the Michaelis Galleries and the Harry Oppenheimer Institute.

   

Sound Travels: Musical Connections between Asia and Africa

You are invited to an exhibition that searches for connections and synergies between Africa and Asia as part of a major research project between scholars across these two continents called "Recentering AfroAsia" funded by the A.W.Mellon Foundation. Part of the exhibition is from the Kirby Collection of Musical instruments at the South African College of Music, UCT. This selection of images presented suggests and at times establishes connections, echoes and resonances across the lands and seas between and across Africa and Asia.

Event Type: Exhibition
Date of event: 18th September 2016
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Venue: CAS Gallery, Oppenheimer Building, Upper Campus
RSVP: Paul.Weinberg@uct.ac.za

1976/360 Exhibition

An exhibition to mark the forty year anniversary of June 16 student uprisings, at Centre for African Studies (CAS) Gallery, UCT. The 1976 moment is deeply etched in most South African minds. 1976/360 intersects with the iconic imagery of the time by photographers like Sam Nzima and Peter Magubane, as well as lesser known archives, in particular from the Independent archive in Cape Town and Special Collections, UCT Libraries. Besides photographs there will also be installations that will reflect a range of voices from a UCT perspective as well as those engaged in national dialogue about reconciliation and healing. The exhibition will showcase a selected collection of artwork from the UCT Works of Art Collection that directly speaks to this iconic moment. The exhibition will be opened by former Soweto student activist, Murphy Morobe and will launch veteran photographer Peter Magubane's most recent book, June 16 Soweto.

Event type: Exhibition
Date of event: Monday to Friday until 18 August 2016. ​Time: 10h00 to 16h00
Venue: Centre for African Studies Gallery

'Echoing Voices from Within': A Rhodes Must Fall Exhibition

The Centre for African Studies (CAS) Gallery is hosting an ‘Echoing Voices from Within’ exhibition from 9 March 2016 – 9 May 2016. The exhibition is primarily a moment of reflection and commemoration of a movement that impacted significantly on UCT and potentially other universities forever. More than an exhibition, it is a thorough archive and a record produced by the Rhodes Must Fall movement. It is a body of work that drew its content from photographs, videos, banners and artefacts from a climactic year of activism. Many of the photographs and videos were taken by the students themselves who also assembled a significant and important archive of this moment in history. It is in itself a record of the events that began on 9 March 2015.

Event type: Exhibition
Date of event: Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Venue: Centre for African Studies Gallery
RSVP: paul.weinberg@uct.ac.za 
Contact: Paul Weinberg 
Phone: 021 650 5251

ǂKhomani San Hugh Brody Archive

The ǂKhomani San are the first people of the southern Kgalagadi. They lived as hunters and gatherers in the immense desert in the northwest corner of South Africa. For them it was a land rich in wildlife, plants, trees, great sand dunes and dry riverbeds.

When the ǂKhomani San share their history, they tell a story of dispossession from their lands, erasure of their way of life, disappearance of their language. To speak of their past is to search in memory for all that was taken from them in the colonial, apartheid and post-apartheid era. But they also tell a story of reclamation and recovery of lands, language and even of memory itself. They tell a story of struggle to emerge from the losses of the past, to put in place a new story. 

Event type: Exhibition
Date of event: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 to Friday, February 12, 2016 
Venue: Centre for African Studies Gallery
RSVP: janet.butler@uct.ac.za
Contact: Janet Butler
Phone: 021 650 3100

VISTAS – A project by Raél Jero Salley

Vistas is a project about landscape. The project focuses on land, farm, territory and ways of seeing contemporary South Africa. The projects works with the Native’s Land Act of 1913 in mind, and is interested in land’s relationship to culture. ‘To landscape’, the active process of making space into place involves intersections between historical, aesthetic and concrete forms.

Event type: Exhibition
Date of event: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to Friday, October 11, 2013
Venue: Centre for African Studies Gallery
RSVP: singh.meghna@gmail.com
Contact: Meghna Singh
Phone: 021 650 2308

 

TO LET by The Burning Museum Arts Collective

New Dynamics of Public Engagement
How does one bring the outside into the inside? How does one bring in people to visit a gallery or museum space – more so, how does a gallery space in a university engage with people in the city besides the university staff and students?

Event type: Exhibition
Date of event: Friday, August 30, 2013 to Friday, September 13, 2013
Venue: Centre for African Studies Gallery
RSVP: singh.meghna@gmail.com
Contact: Meghna Singh
Phone: 021 650 2308 

women.object.corpse exhibition

The women.object.corpse exhibition is a collective expression of women artists, curated by Meghna Singh at the Centre for African Studies Gallery, UCT.

Event type: Exhibition
Date of event: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to Thursday, May 9, 2013
Venue: Centre for African Studies Gallery
RSVP: singh.meghna@gmail.com
Contact: Meghna Singh
Phone: 021 650 2308