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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, one of the world’s oldest international art publishers, In the World is an extensive collection of essays on artists including Mary Sibande, Zanele Muholi, Kate Gottgens, Robin Rhode, Georgina Gratrix, Mohau Modisakeng, Anton Kannemeyer, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Pieter Hugo, Esther Mahlangu, Conrad Botes, and Wim Botha.

“Ashraf Jamal’s wide-ranging, passionately engaged and sometimes startling essays

focus on twenty-four South African artists,” comments Sean O’Toole. “Some are well-known figures, others – argues this persuasive critic and visual theorist – deserve wider notice. While drawn to things particular artists do and say, what Jamal presents here exceeds mere journalism. His writing proposes an argument with the genteel notion of a stable South African art canon. The precariousness of the South African idea, a malleable idea subject to widespread negotiation in the present tense, demands a highly mobile form of critical activism. Jamal is exactly the right man for the task.”

Jamal’s other published works include Predicaments of Culture in South Africa, 100 Good Ideas Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy, and Love Themes for the Wilderness, as well as the award-winning short fiction, The Shades. Jamal’s edited volume on Robin Rhode, an interdisciplinary South African artist based in Germany, will be published in 2018. Alongside his standing as one of the country’s leading cultural analysts, Jamal works as a teacher in the media studies programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and as a researcher at VIAD at the University of Johannesburg.

O’Toole is a journalist, art critic, editor and writer based in Cape Town. A regular contributor to the Sunday Times, Mail & Guardian, Aperture (USA) and Artforum, (USA) for five years he wrote a bi-monthly column for frieze magazine (UK). Co-editor of CityScapes, an occasional magazine devoted to contemporary urbanism, he is a past editor of Art South Africa magazine (2004–10). He has published one book of fiction, The Marquis of Mooikloof and Other Stories (2006), and has edited two collections of essays, uber(W)unden: Art in Troubled Times (2012)

and African Futures (2016). His doctoral research focuses on the intersection of literary fiction and art criticism.

Jamal will be in conversation with O’Toole on May 23rd 2018 in the second of the recently launched Talking Art at Keyes series which provides a platform for engagement in robust discussions about how art informs, challenges and moves us. Whether an experienced collector or avid enthusiast, Talking Art at Keyes is an inspiring and informative place to learn and engage with artists, curators, collectors and other industry specialists – and May’s event is not to be missed.

Talking Art at Keyes

18h00 at Keyes Art Mile Atrium (Talk begins at 18h30)

Parking available corner Keyes & Jellicoe Avenue

Attendance is free but pre-registration is required as seats are limited:

BOOK HERE or e-mail bronwyn@abetterworld.co.za

On arrival, guests will be offered a complimentary glass of wine from Spier and the talks will be followed by a open discussion, wine bar and music.

Books will be available for purchase at a special price of R850 with cash and Snapscan.

Also available for purchase at:

Skira Editore here

Amazon here

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,

True Design presents Masters of Modernism: Exploring Craftsmanship in Design at the next Art & Design Saturday - 12 May 2018 The 2018 season of Art & Design Saturday at Keyes Art Mile brings together new and established creative voices, providing a space for both critical engagement and laid-back entertainment. Each month a newly curated focus is presented to audiences with interests in contemporary visual arts and cutting-edge design. To celebrate design month in Joburg, Keyes Art Mile and True Design are

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

A Multitude of immersive and sensory experiences at this April’s Art & Design Saturday 21 April 2018 10:00 - 17:00 The 2018 season of Art & Design Saturday at Keyes Art Mile brings together new and established creative voices, providing a space for both critical engagement and laid-back entertainment. Each month a newly curated focus is presented to audiences with interests in contemporary visual arts and cutting-edge design. April’s event explores the various ways in which technology is redefining the visual arts. A multitude

Rosebank’s art and design district, Keyes Art Mile, will soon be home to a new artisanal food market – The Pantry Market at Keyes. Taking place on one Saturday morning a month, the market will specialise in small-batch, artisanal products, and will bring to the district everything from olive oil and honey to fresh produce, charcuterie, confectionery, sourdough bread and cut flowers. About The Pantry Market “Our objective is to make fresh, locally sourced products available to Joburgers on a regular basis,”

PROGRAMME 07:00 Brave the day with a shot of caffeine or enjoy a casual breakfast at MILKBAR 08:00 SHELFLIFE opens its doors to their latest releases such as the Nike Air Jordan 9 “Bred” 09:00 Stores open for gift shopping - True Design, Anatomy Design + Punch Neoprene 10:00-11:00 Everard Read invites you to a walkabout with artist Bronwen Findlay for her show ‘Painting Hokusai and Other Worlds’. 10:00-17:00 ‘African Man: Rising Stars of Menswear Design’ curated by Keyes Art Mile in partnership with Merchants on Long is a pop-up

SMAC Gallery is proud to present 'set user', a solo exhibition of new paintings by Asha Zero. Please join us for the opening at SMAC Gallery Johannesburg on Thursday, 01 March 2018, at 18h00. This exhibition opening will coincide with First Thursdays Johannesburg on the KEYES ART MILE in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Known for deconstructing traditional notions of identity and representation, dominated today by contemporary media, branding, marketing, and advertising, Asha Zero’s hyper-realistic paintings speak into the various traditions and languages within the history of Modernism and Postmodernism alike.

8 nights, 8 artists, 1 host. The Ray-Ban Reinvention On Air events are a live performance and opinion platform taking place over four weeks at Milk Bar on the Keyes Art Mile. CELEBRATING LOCAL MUSIC CULTURE AND THE PEOPLE TAKING IT INTO THE FUTURE. Entry is free. 22 FEB / 2LEESTARK 23 FEB / LANGA MAVUSO 01 MARCH / UNCLE PARTY TIME 02 MARCH / SAM TURPIN 08 MARCH / SYMATICS 09 MARCH / ROUGE 15 MARCH / MENZI XL 16 MARCH / DBN GOGO

Keyes Art Mile is launching a series of art talks that will take place on a quarterly basis in The Atrium of The Trumpet building. Talking Art at Keyes will provide people with an opportunity to engage in robust discussions about how art informs, challenges and moves us. The series will explore 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