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5 September 2018 Talking Art at Keyes hosts A Conversation With Zeitz MOCAA: Book your seat here

THE NEXT CHAPTER
In keeping with its commitment to provide an inspiring and informative place for art-focused dialogue, September’s Talking Art at Keyes will host A Conversation with Zeitz MOCAA: The Next Chapter in partnership with Strauss & Co and Art Week Joburg.

Taking place on Wednesday September 5th in the Strauss & Co Art Hub at Keyes Art Mile, the latest in the Talking Art at Keyes series will be an illuminating conversation between Zeitz MOCAA Co-Directors, Azu Nwagbogu (Acting Chief Curator), Brooke Minto (Director of Institutional Advancement) and Michael Farquhar (Acting Director of Operations).

Together, the museum’s three Co-Directors will explore the next part of the journey for the world’s largest contemporary African art institution, in a conversation moderated by Susie Goodman, Strauss & Co Executive Director. Also present at the upcoming Talking Art at Keyes event will be Anton Taljaard, Keyes Art Mile Director and Zeitz MOCAA Advisory Board Member, as well as Jochen Zeitz, co-founder and co-chairman of the museum.

The conversation between Nwagbogu, Minto and Farquhar will be followed by a question and answer session that will give the Johannesburg art community an opportunity to explore Zeitz MOCAA’s ongoing journey in more detail – particularly pertinent as the Cape Town institution enters its second year of operation.

Attendance for September’s Talking Art at Keyes is free but pre-registration is required as seats are limited: Bookings are to be made via Quicket.

ABOUT TALKING ART AT KEYES

Talking Art at Keyes is a quarterly event hosted by Keyes Art Mile to provide an opportunity to engage in robust discussions about how art informs, challenges and moves us.

The series explores ways in which art gives the artistic community a voice – a platform to comment, express, interpret and interrogate with a freedom that is so often inhibited or censored by more traditional forms of expression. Whether an experienced collector or avid enthusiast, Talking Art at Keyes, held in the Atrium at Keyes Art Mile, is an inspiring and informative place to learn more and join in on the dialogue with artists, curators, collectors and other industry specialists.

ABOUT ZEITZ MOCAA

Launched in September 2017, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum that collects, preserves, researches and exhibits 21st-century art from Africa and its Diaspora, hosts international exhibitions, develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes, encourages intercultural understanding and guarantees access for all. Over one hundred galleries are dedicated to a large cutting-edge permanent collection, as well as temporary exhibitions and Centres for Art Education, Curatorial Excellence, Performative Practice, Photography, the Moving Image, and the Costume Institute.

Participants:
AZU NWAGBOGU
ACTING CHIEF CURATOR – ZEITZ MOCAA

In 2017 Azu Nwagbogu was appointed as Curator at Large for Zeitz MOCAA and in 2018 he took on the role of Acting Chief Curator at the institution. Nwagbogu is the Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria, dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African arts and artists since 2007. He also served as Founder and Director of Lagos Photo Festival, and is the creator of Art Base Africa, a new virtual space to discover and learn about contemporary African Art and the diaspora. For the past 20 years, Nwagbogu has curated private collections for various prominent individuals and corporate organisations in Africa. He’s also served as a juror for several international photography awards, and, among other curatorial achievements, was nominated as Curator for the Prix Decouverte Rencontres d’Arles 2014, Photoquai 2015 and Photolux Festival 2015

BROOKE MINTO
DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT – ZEITZ MOCAA

Brooke Minto is an arts administrator, fundraiser, art historian and educator with experience working internationally for museums and arts organisations, recognised for her ability to advance institutional development and foster community engagement. She is currently Director of Institutional Advancement at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town and Executive Director of Zeitz MOCAA Foundation USA. Previously, Minto served as Chief Advancement Officer at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and, among other positions, was Deputy Director for Development and External Affairs at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in Louisiana for four years. Minto has been adjunct lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami and has contributed essays and articles on contemporary art, emerging, and mid-career artists to exhibition catalogues and other publications. She regularly serves as a visiting critic and juror for creative practices including visual arts, architecture, and film.

MICHAEL FARQUAR
ACTING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS – ZEITZ MOCAA

Michael Farquar comes with over 20 years experience in managing attractions. He is currently also the CEO of the Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront, one of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions. He previously served at Operations Manager at the attraction, focusing not only on managing visitor experience and operations, but also leading the team of staff, and planning, designing and constructing new exhibits.

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5 September 2018 Talking Art at Keyes hosts A Conversation With Zeitz MOCAA: Book your seat here THE NEXT CHAPTER In keeping with its commitment to provide an inspiring and informative place for art-focused dialogue, September’s Talking Art at Keyes will host A Conversation with Zeitz MOCAA: The Next Chapter in partnership with Strauss & Co and Art Week Joburg. Taking place on Wednesday September 5th in the Strauss & Co Art Hub at Keyes Art Mile, the latest in the Talking Art

Visit the Pantry Market this month and walk away with everything you need to start your own vegetable garden Keyes Art Mile’s popular Pantry Market is back on Saturday 25 August. To celebrate the end of a long and chilly winter, and to get everyone spring ready, the market will turn its focus to organic vegetable gardening for the month. Visitors will, as usual, be able to shop an array of goods with which to stock their pantry – think fresh vegetables, butter,

How Women Lead: the focus of August’s Art & Design Saturday The 18th August edition of Art & Design Saturday at Keyes Art Miles is a powerful reflection of how women create success through a culture of excellence and creative collaboration. How Women Lead takes place on August 18th during Women’s month - and is centered around powerful female voices in art and design as well as a talks and performance programme. A highlight of the programme is an exhibition by acclaimed

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THIS MONTH WIN a hamper worth about R800 of foodie products by sharing any of our Pantry Market posts on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and including our #KeyesPantryMarket in your caption. Warm up and stock up at The Pantry Market | Winter Editions - 30 June 2018 Beat the chill this winter with immune-boosting and warming foods   Warming soups, healing herbs, immune-boosting spices and a feast of comfort foods. The Pantry Market at Keyes is gearing up to celebrate the restorative power of food

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Talking Art at Keyes in partnership with Skira presents: Art Criticism: The Future Ashraf Jamal and Sean O’Toole in Conversation The second Talking Art at Keyes series will see acclaimed author Ashraf Jamal in conversation with internationally published art critic and editor Sean O’Toole. Coming together to mark Jamal’s recently-published book, In the World: Essays on Contemporary South African Art, these renowned critical thinkers will engage in an open-form discussion about being a working art critic. Does art criticism still matter? Published by Skira,

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The Pantry Market takes place on the last Saturday of every month in The Atrium of The Trumpet on Keyes building from 9:00 - 14:00. Rosebank’s art and design district, Keyes Art Mile, has become home to a new monthly food market – The Pantry Market at Keyes. Taking place on the last Saturday morning of every month, the market specialises in small-batch, artisanal food products for you to take home and stock your pantry with. It brings to the district

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