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The Behavior Of Public Art
September 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
This is an invitation to students, artists, faculty and the public to join us at AFH this coming Wednesday for a roundtable conversation on public art in Durban. This invitation forms part of the public programme of a larger 2-day roundtable entitled ‘The behavior of Public Art” convened by cultural producer, Russel Hlongwane, inviting reflections on the state of public art in Durban. Conceived and convened to a loose network of practitioners working with mural art, graffiti and studio based artists, the roundtable invite a cross-range of artists to present different methodologies of practicing in public space given the socio-cultural historical context of Durban. Inspired by the outcome of a long-term research project ‘’The New Rules of Public Art’’ (see link below), this roundtable brings policymakers, art managers, graffiti writers, mural artists and curators based in Durban to explore new means to produce work in public space. The New Rules Of Public Art download:
The outcome of the round-table conversations will see the creation of a piece of public art informed by the conversations being held. Students are encouraged to participate and to be part of the conversation.
Lunch will be served.