TEDxJohannesburg Salon - Art for Africa

Sat Sep 10, 10:00 - Sat Sep 10, 14:30
Theatre On The Square



Africa is a creative power station. Art from our continent empowers us to reflect on shared experiences and unites us in our diversity.  With anchors in our collective African identity, our contemporary artists consider the human and universal. Platforms that represent the multiplicity and diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production are critical. New modes of thinking about art have also led to a transformation of the work we do, the things we make, and the lives we live. Culture is being formed in artist studios, on the street and online. Digital innovation and increased connectivity have given creative work greater reach and influence, transcending traditional boundaries of geography and language. Our TEDxJohannesburg Salon event asks three simple questions: How is art changing us? How is art changing our world? And most pertinently, how might those changes help to shape Africa’s future? 

See the speaker lineup below.

TEDxJohannesburg Salon, Art for Africa, is organised in collaboration with our partners at Ogojiii and FNB JoburgArtFair

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09:00 - 10:00 REGISTRATION

10:00 - 11:30 SESSION 1

Ashraf Jamal – Cultural Analyst and Author (South Africa)

Zoe Whitley – Curator, Tate Modern & Tate Britain (UK) 

Jim Chuchu – Artist, Filmmaker and Member of The Nest Collective (Kenya)

Manthe Ribane – Performance Artist and Artist (South Africa)

Cobi Labuscagne – Founding Director, Artlogic (South Africa)

Aida Muluneh – FNB JoburgArtFair Featured Artist (Ethiopia), in Conversation with Arts Writer and Academic Neelika Jayawardane (USA) 

11:30 – 12:00 TEA & COFFEE

12:00 – 13:30 SESSION 2

William Kentriedge – Internationally Acclaimed Visual Artist (South Africa)

Neelika Jayawardane – Academic, Arts Writer, Editor at Africa is a Country (USA)

Kossi Aguessy – Industrial Designer and Artist (Togo/UK/USA/France)

Buhlebezwe Siwani – Performance Artist and Member of iQhiya Arts Collective (South Africa)

Lerato Shadi – Visual and Performance Artist (South Africa)

Pamela Joyner – Arts Patron, the Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art (USA)



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TEDxJohannesburg Salon - Art for Africa
Theatre On The Square
Cnr Rivonia Road and Central Sandton, 5th St, Sandton, 2031, South Africa
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