Discussion / Conférence
‘Digging Our Own Graves’: Talk by Gabi Ngcobo
Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt a. M., Germany05 Feb 2014
How can art help to reinterpret the history of South Africa and to create new subjectivities?
In her talk, the curator, artist and faculty member at the Wits University School of Arts presents the Johannesburg based collaborative and independent platform « Center for Historical Reenactments » (CHR) that she founded in 2010. She will discuss contested spaces of memory by showing projects that propose a return to what has been buried and that demonstrate the potential to influence the formation of new subjectivities in the South African context.
Recently Gabi Ngcobo was awarded the first POOL Curatorial Fellowship, and her exhibition “some a little sooner, some a little later” opened at the Zurich POOL/LUMA Westbau space in June 2013. She was the curator of “DON’T/PANIC” (2011) an exhibition coinciding with the 17th Climate Change summit in Durban. As a member of CHR, she curated “PASS-AGES: references & footnotes” at the former Pass Office in Johannesburg and contributed to the project “Xenoglossia, a research project”.
Her collaborative and individual projects include: “Second to None” at the South African National Gallery (2005), “Olvida quen soy/ Erase me from who I am” at CAAM, Canary Islands, Las Palmas (2005), “CAPE07” (2007) and “Scratching the Surface Vol. 1” Cape Town (2008). Ngcobo co-curated “Rope-a-dope: to win a losing war” (2010) at Cabinet, New York, “Second Coming, a curatorial collaboration” at the Center for Curatorial Studies, B ard College, and “Just How Cold Was It?” at 6-8 Months, project space, NYC.
Ngcobo is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York.
Wednesday, 5th February 2014, 7pm
€5 / reduced €2.50
Frankfurt a. M.