FNB Art Joburg
Sandton Convention
Centre, Johannesburg,
South Africa

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Saturday, 9th September

Walkabout with Mikhael Subotzky and the Umhlabathi Collective:
Mpho Moshe Matheolane, Ruth Seopedi Motau, Thabiso Sekgala, Mikhael Subotzky, Andrew Tshabangu

2 Helen Joseph Street (Bus Factory/JDA Entrance) Newtown

9 September 2023

Event details
Don’t you know / They’re talking about a revolution? / It sounds like a whisper – Tracy Chapman. 

Revolution is not a one time event – Audre Lorde.

Whispers are an intimate exchange, often shared between lovers, children at play and between a mother and child. Whispers are heavy with the weight of the lingering memories, they travel with the wind through people and place to disrupt the present with stories of an unsettled past. From touching on the frontier wars and the pressing “land issue” to spirituality in urban South Africa, the photographers evoke and express their commentary through a whisper. Can these whispers be seen? Are they carried in the cotton-wool clouds and the sea-spray seen in landscape photography?


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Friday, 8th September

Collection tour of Anglo American

144 Oxford Rd, Rosebank

8 September 2023

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The Anglo American art and object collection is a combination of art collected over several decades through four different companies: Anglo American, de Beers Group, Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore.

The collection comprises of 3600 works, with around 1000 pieces in the collection on display at the newly commissioned Rosebank offices. Although vast, the collection experienced an acquisition hiatus from the early 2000s until 2021 creating a significant gap in the collection’s representation of contemporary art. The collection now has a dedicated curator, Megan Scott, tasked with its cataloguing and digitisation, opening an exciting new chapter which will see the gradual procurement of significant works that reflect our contemporary South African and African art world.

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