ICA Fellowship presentations - Felicia Mings & Chandra Frank with Antje Schupp
I C A P R O G R A M M E
Friday, 2nd December
FELICIA MINGS: Lessons Learned: diversity and decolonizing practices in South Africa
Lessons Learned: diversity and decolonizing practices in South Africa is a chapter of a larger project that intends to propose a new framework for curatorial training. In an attempt to participate in a broader dialogue on diversity in the arts Felicia is conducting interviews with artists, curators and educators of multiple generations in Cape Town and Johannesburg South Africa to learn about the process and challenges of instituting structural change. The series of interviews primarily addresses the transition of arts and culture institutions amidst the move toward a post-apartheid state and the student protests for free and decolonized education.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Archiving Intimacy, Pleasure and Desire
This interactive panel invites curators and artists to explore how intimacy enters the exhibition space and how different artistic and curatorial practices allow for conversations on pleasure and desire. In which ways is intimacy left behind, pleasure contained and desire ignored? How can we rethink the exhibition space and renegotiate the power and reflexivity of the archive? Chandra Frank will offer a short introduction on her research project, followed by the sharing of perspectives and interventions by three panelists.
A project by and with Antje Schupp, Kieron Jina, Mbali Mdluli and Annalyzer
PINK DOLLAR is literally a queer project. It is an experiment of four artists digging deep into the multilayered topic of pink money in South Africa and how it is related to South African society, its acceptance of homosexuals, trans- and genderqueer people and the still existing differences between black, coloured and white communities. Maybe some queerness would do good? PINK DOLLAR mixes styles as it mixes the backgrounds of its performers. Club music meets contemporary dance, performance art meets documentary footage, Xhosa songs meet European Rap. The skin colour of the people performing shouldn’t matter, but we know, it will anyhow. So you’ll get to see a white European tourist, a black butch lesbian, a coloured gay man and a DJ who doesn’t give a f*** about labels. But she surely knows how to mix.