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30 AUG - 1 SEPT
2022

MAKING AND INTERPRETING ART IN 2022

A CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION FOR HONOURS AND MASTERS' STUDENTS IN THE VISUAL ARTS

Hosted by the South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture, University of Johannesburg

Image is of ‘Exodus’, courtesy of Angelique Bougaard (2019)

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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Making and Interpreting Art in 2022 brings together current work by postgraduates and artists in Southern Africa as they explore and contend with many of the urgent issues of our times.

This virtual conference and exhibition, focusing exclusively on Honours and Masters’ students in the Visual Arts and Art History, is hosted by postgraduates and postdoctoral research fellows with the NRF Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

The conference is designed to allow Honours and Masters' students to experience and participate in an academic conference while receiving guidance, feedback and support in navigating these spaces.


The exhibition offers postgraduates an opportunity to develop professional skills for proposing and exhibiting their artwork.

Click the link to download the CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

To view the programme for Making and Interpreting Art in 2021 click HERE.

 
 
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ABOUT THE SARCHI CHAIR

Prof Brenda Schmahmann is the South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture (or the SARChI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture). Hosted by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) and integrated with its work, this prestigious position is funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and administered by the National Research Foundation (NRF). 

 

The SARChI Research Chair serves as a forum for initiatives in research by not only Prof Schmahmann but also postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate students and others working with her.

The spacious facilities of the SARChI Chair, including a small art gallery, are located at 33 Twickenham Avenue, Auckland Park, 2092 (opposite UJ Kingsway Campus). 

The SARChI Chair hosts annual conferences as well as exhibitions and events. 

Research falling under the ambit of the SARChI Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture is primarily in art history. Work included here is also, however, in disciplines and fields which are cognate to it, such as design history, fashion theory and visual communication. Some postgraduates associated with the SARChI Chair are pursuing postgraduate qualifications in only theory while others involve art or design practice as well as theory.  

 

The SARChI Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture is particularly interested in research and projects within the following three rubrics:

  • Gender and Visual Culture

  • Public Art, Curation and the Political of Representation in the Public Domain

  • Art and Design in the Context of Community Projects

 

Contact Prof Schmahmann  brendas@uj.ac.za for information on MA and PhD Scholarships. Prof Schmahmann  is interested in supporting and supervising visual art candidates whose envisaged research fits broadly within the Chair’s three rubrics.

 

Click ‘Scholarships and Fellowships’ to go through to the SARChI website where you may find further necessary information on NRF eligibility criteria, the different award valuations, and application forms. 

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