Global, South Africa
PAN!C – a Pan African Network for Independent Contemporaneity – is a platform for cross-continental connection, collaboration and information. The website exists since 2013 and was developed in a collaboration of VANSA and Picha. PAN!C offers a listing of independent contemporary art spaces throughout Africa, but is also a repository of content and ideas relevant to independent contemporary art practice on the continent.
PAN!C is an experimental platform that seeks to stimulate novel and low / no cost modes for networking, project development and presentation of contemporary art.
PAN!C not only serves as a switch point for art spaces but also provides a platform for the discourse on library building on the continent. Another part of the website is dedicated to a variety of art projects which are archived as well as discussed here. Furthermore, the section PAN!C Research Maps offers the opportunity of thinking beyond geographical boundaries.