• Sat 29/04/2017 -
  • Sun 30/04/2017

Lecture/ Panel

Michael MacGarry, Jochen Becker with Goethe Institut Johannesburg

Chinafrika. Conference & Magazine Release

You are invited to a two-day conference on cultural responses to the developing relationship between the African continent and the People’s Republic of China.

Michael MacGarry, Juliette Leeb-du Toit, Jochen Becker and Ross Anthony

Jochen Becker

Sammy Baloji, Dion Chang, Malcolm Corrigall, Samuel Fosso, Daniel Halter, William Kentridge, Nicola Kritzinger, Juliette Leeb-du Toit, Michael MacGarry, Kristin Ng Yang, Georgie Papageorge, Richard Poplak, Ella Raidel, Warren Siebrits, Dr. Ruth Simbao, Moffat Takadiwa, Dr. Cobus von Staden, Diane Victor, James Web

SATURDAY 29 April 2017

Registration 09:00
STARTS 10:00
10:00 Jochen Becker – Project Introduction
10:20 Michael MacGarry – SA Group Introduction
10:25 Ruth Simbao
10:45 Richard Poplak
11:05 Cobus van Staden
11:25 Group Discussion with Cobus van Staden, Richard Poplak, Ruth Simbao, Moffatt Takadiwa moderated by Michael MacGarry
Open Q&A with all participants

LUNCH 12:00 – 12:45
12:45 Moffatt Takadiwa
13:05 Warren Siebrits
13:25 Dan Halter
13:45 Michael MacGarry
14:05 Group Discussion with Malcolm Corrigall, Nicola Kritzinger, Warren Siebrits and Dan Halter moderated by Jochen Becker
Open Q&A with all participants
14:30 ENDS

SUNDAY 30 April 2017

Arrive 8:45 for 09:00
09:00 – 09:10: Introductory remarks (Ross Anthony and Juliette Leeb-du Toit)
Panel 1
09:10 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ruth Simbao – The Direction of Place and the Orientation of Discourse: Portrayals of ‘China’ that Reach Sideways
09:45 Ross Anthony – Removing ‘China in Africa’ from the World … and how to put it back again
10:05 Juliette Leeb-du Toit – New Orientalisms: parodic referencing of ‘China’ in contemporary South African art
10:25 Romain Dittgen and Gerald Chungu – Aesthetics, Architecture and Chinese Influence in the Built Environment: Views from Johannesburg and Lusaka
10:45 Discussion
Coffee Break: 10:55 – 11:05

Panel 2
11:05 Georgie Papageorge – A South African Artist’s response to the increased Chinese/East Asian Presence in Africa
11:25 Franco Frescura – Celestials on the Rand: Chinese Miners on the Witwatersrand, 1904-1910
11:45 Malcom Corrigall – The Chinese Camera Club of South Africa and Imagined Communities of Overseas Chinese Photography
12:05 Stary Mushili Mwaba – The Chinese Cabbage
12:25 Discussion
LUNCH: 12:45 – 13:30

Panel 3
13:30 Nicola Kritzinger – Early China in South African Museums
13:50 Grace O’Malley – An art-historical context: Chinese ceramic shards at Southern African Iron Age sites
14:10 Marcus Neustetter – My China
14:30 Warrick Sony – African Implications in Understanding the links between Orphan works, Plunderphonics and Chinese Painting Factory Simulacra.
14:50 Discussion
Coffee break: 15:00 – 15:10

Panel 4
15:10 Kristin Ng Hua-Yang – A diasporic Chinese artist in South Africa
15:30 Dickie King – Helen de Leeuw and Chinese furniture in South Africa
15:50 Diane Victor – title of paper forthcoming
16:10 Adrian Turgel – Liebermann ceramics – the Chinese connection
16:30 – 17:00 Discussion and concluding remarks

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