Europe Lectures at Michaelis

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


TUESDAY LECTURE SERIES: CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS IN EUROPE 2007


Michaelis Lecture Theatre

31-37 Orange Street

Gardens, Cape Town,

8001

13:00 - 14:00 (see dates and program below)


In addition to our regular lunchtime lecture series, members of our staff will be presenting a series of 4 lectures on recent major art events in Europe including the Venice Biennale and Documenta.


The series will include a panel discussion on the inclusion of Africa in the Venice Biennale on 28 August. The panel will be composed of Gavin Younge, Virginia MacKenny, Svea Josephy and Bettina Malcolmess from the staff, and 4th year student Bianca Baldi, all of whom attended the exhibition. The discussion will be chaired by theory lecturer Andrew Lamprecht.


Programme:

Tuesday 7 August: The French Connection - Gavin Younge

Tuesday 21 August: The 52nd Venice Biennale – Virginia MacKenny, Svea Josephy

Tuesday 28 August: Africa and Venice - presentation with panel discussion.

Tuesday 4 September: Documenta 12 and Sculpture Projects Muenster 07 - Virginia MacKenny

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Ben Davis on Venice

Monday, July 23, 2007

Ben Davis, the journalist who started a bit of a scandal earlier this year when he reported in Artnet that there was perhaps dirty money involved in the Sindika Dokolo collection, replies to the criticism his article received. I think he makes some good points, especially about what he thinks his accusations meant, and the context he believes he put them in. Worth a read here.

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Africa Pavillion

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I've been scouring the internet for any information or criticism on the Check List Luanda Pop show at Venice, but things have been scarce. Our own special correspondent Bianca Baldi came up sick, as you can read below, but you can check out Bisi Silva's review here. It also has a nice look at a panel discussion about Curating Africa.

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A Long List

Friday, June 01, 2007

Here is a list of all the work to be included on Simon Njami and Fernando Alvim's Check List at the 52nd Venice Biennale:

-Ghada Amer, untitled, 1998. Acrylic and thread on canvas. 76 x 76 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Ghada Amer, not about orange, 2007. Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas. 91 x 106 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Oladélé Bamgboyé, Still life, 2003. Series of 4 digital print. 122 x 91,4 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Miquel Barcelo, Noyau Noir, 1999. Mixed media on canvas. Dimension 230 x 285 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Miquel Barcelo, untitled, 2007. Mixed media on canvas, 285 x 285 cm
Courtesy of the artist
-Jean Michel Basquiat, Pharynx, 1985. Mixed media on canvas. 218 x 172 cm
Courtesy Juan Barazi
-Mario Benjamin, untitled, 2006. 1 Mixed media on canvas. 76 x 115 cm
Courtesy of the artist
-Bili Bidjocka, L’écriture infinie #3, 2007. Installation. Dimension variable
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Dansons, 2003. Video artwork. 5’35’’
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Loulou Cherinet, White Woman, 2002. Video artwork, 51’34’’
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Marlène Dumas, Big artists are big people, 1987. ink and wax on paper 31 x 22 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Marlène Dumas, Protection Police V’, 1987. Ink and wax on paper 21 x 29 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo african collection of contemporary art
-Mounir Fatmi, Save Manhattan 03, 2006/2007. Architecture sonore, sound installation. Dimension variable
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Mounir Fatmi, Festin, hommage a William Burroughs, 2002. Video artwork, 8’
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Kendell Geers, 7 deadly sins, 2006. Installation neon signs. Dimension variable
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Kendell Geers, Post pop fuck 21, 2006. Mural. Dimension variable
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Ihosvanny, Urban Sox, 2007. Video artwork, 4
screens,#1_1’45’’,#2_2’05’’,#3_2’56’’,#4_0’13’’
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Alfredo Jaar, Muxima, 2005. Video digital artwork, 36’
Courtesy of the artist
-Paulo Kapela, Atelier, 2007. Dimension variable
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Amal Kenawy, Booby trapped Heaven, 2006. Video DVD artwork and photography, 7’
Courtesy of the artist
-Kiluanji Kia Henda, Ngola Bar, 2006. Triptych, c prints on aluminium, 200 x 140 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Paul D. Miller Aka DJ Spooky‚ New York is now, 2006. Video artwork, 60’
Courtesy of the artist
-Santu Mofokeng, photographs, Safe sex, 2004. Fibre-based print, 38 x 58 cm
Courtesy of the artist
-Santu Mofokeng, photographs, Jaham Car Wash, , 2003. Fibre-based print, 30 x 45 cm
Courtesy of the artist
-Santu Mofokeng, photographs, Street Scene, , 2004. Fibre-based print, 30 x 45 cm
Courtesy of the artist
-Nastio Mosquito, Mulher fósforo, 2006. C-prints on aluminium, 100 x 150 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Ndilo Mutima, Manroja, 2006. 20 c-prints on aluminium, 75 x 100 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Ingrid Mwangi, Masked, 2000. Video artwork, 2’28”
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Chris Ofili, untitled, date unknown. Drawing on paper, dimension 4 x 3 cm (without frame)
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Olu Oguibe, Keep it real memorial to a youth, 1997-2000. Installation
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Tracey Rose, the Wailers, 2004, video artwork, 6’21”
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Trace Rose, Ongetitled, 1999. Mixed media on banner, 200 x 170 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Ruth Sacks, Don’t panic, 2005. Video artwork, 4’ 54’’
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Yinka Shonibare MBE, How to blow up two heads at once, 2006. Installation. Dimension
Overall: 175 x 245 x 122cm.
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Minnette Vári, Quake, 2007, digital video (DVD), single channel projection, video 3’00’, stereo audio 6’23’’
Courtesy of the artist and The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
-Minnette Vári, Alien, 1998. digital video (DVD), single channel projection, video 52’’, stereo
audio 2’14’’
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Viteix, serie of 4drawings, untitled, 1968-1972, 30 x 20 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, 1978. 2 screen-print on paper, 114 x 89 cm
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Yonamine, The best of the best, 2007. Installation + video
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art
-Yonamine, Catetoca, 2006. Video artwork, triple projection, #1_4’14’’,#2_4’15’’,#3_4’24’’
Courtesy Sindika Dokolo African collection of contemporary art

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More on Venice

Monday, May 21, 2007

There's more interesting commentary on the Venice Biennale's Africa Pavillion, specifically on the Sindika Dokolo collection at ArtNet, the scandal seems to be continuing, with more news and a response from Sindika Dokolo himself, which sheds a different light on the matter. Thanks to ArtNet too for publishing ArtHeat's own contribution to the breaking news. More stuff can be read in this quarter's Art South Africa, A stink overwhelms Venice, and some other stuff, Dirty Laundry, only available in the print edition.

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