Privileges of Proximity :: In conversation with the University’s Art Collections

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg cordially invites you to the opening of ‘Privileges of Proximity: In conversation with the University’s Art Collection’ curated by Thabo Seshoka.

‘University Collections are traditionally shaped by the notion of collecting in the present and preserving for the future. In most cases, art collections are often built around particular periods, sentiments, and ideologies. The process of collecting and managing collections is subjective and customarily pivots around ‘selection’, ‘omission’ or ‘under – representation’. This exhibition draws on the UJ Art Collection and seeks to consider and critically engage with the different approaches and ideologies that informed its establishment, and further re-imagine, interrogate and ‘re-position’ the artists whose works form part of these collections in present day society,’ says Curator Thabo Seshoka.

The exhibition will run from 02 to 15 April 2022 at the UJ Art Gallery on the University’s Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Gallery hours:  Monday – Friday 09:00 to 15:00, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays closed. Please note that the University of Johannesburg is a mandatory vaccination site, and that you will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate for verification upon arrival.

Date: 02 April 2022

Time: 11:00 for 11:30

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