Rise and Fall of Apartheid exhibition to extend until April 2015 & A Good Conversation with David Goldblatt

A Good Conversation. Photo left: courtesy of Liliy Goldblatt. Right: Johannes Dreyer

A Good Conversation.
Photo left: courtesy of Liliy Goldblatt. Right: Johannes Dreyer

The mega-exhibition Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life is pleased to announce an extension for the show until the end of April 2015.

Latest news is also that, the exhibition’s media partners, City Press, are set to host a public conversation between US-based writer, Associate Professor M. Neelika Jayawardane and world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt on the 24th of June 2014.

RSVP your seat for A Good Conversation today! 

 

 

#CreativeHustle: Curation in Photography

#CreativeHustle (c) Masimba Sasa

#CreativeHustle  © Masimba Sasa

Live Magazine SA and the Britsh Council Connect ZA facilitated a guided tour of  The Rise and Fall of Apartheid exhibition  with a focus on its curation, as part of the #CreativeHustles event series. The tour on 29 May 2014, led by Museum Africa Curator Zola Mtshiza offered up-and-coming creatives a unique opportunity to learn about curation in photography.
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Campaigners encourage people in inner city Joburg to visit Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Information campaign in Joburg's inner city - photos (c) campaign team leaders Zenzele and Lerato

Information campaign in Joburg’s inner city – photos (c) campaign team leaders Zenzele and Lerato

Campaigners are currently sharing information about Rise and Fall of Apartheid with working-class people in inner city Joburg – inviting commuters in high-traffic zones such as taxi ranks to come to the exhibition with their families and friends.

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POLITICAL PARTIES AND TRADE UNIONS ENCOURAGED TO ADVISE MEMBERS TO VISIT RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID AT MUSEUM AFRICA

Workers visit The Rise and Fall of Apartheid exhbition, May 2014 © Goethe-Institut South Africa

Workers visit The Rise and Fall of Apartheid exhbition, May 2014 © Goethe-Institut South Africa

Although Museum Africa is enjoying record attendance (over double on last year), the partnership hosting the exhibition Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, is determined to boost visitor numbers even further until the show closes at the end of June 2014.
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Human Rights Day – Remembering Sharpeville

Peter Magubane, Sharpeville Funeral: More than 5,000 people were at the graveyard, May 1960. Courtesy Baileys African History Archive. Copyright

Peter Magubane, Sharpeville Funeral: More than 5,000 people were at the graveyard, May 1960. Courtesy Baileys African History Archive.

Human Rights Day in South Africa is linked with 21 March 1960, and the events of Sharpeville. On that day 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered to protest against the Pass laws. Continue reading

Upcoming events focus on ’20 years of democracy’ theme

Jodi Bieber  Orlando West Swimming Pool,  Orlando West, 2009  Digital print in pigment inks  112 x 84 cm

Jodi Bieber
Orlando West Swimming Pool,
Orlando West, 2009
Digital print in pigment inks
112 x 84 cm

Over the next few months, Rise and Fall of Apartheid partners will be presenting a range of events that focus on the ’20 years of democracy’ theme.
Don’t miss out! Be sure to check the “Programme Schedule” section on this website for an up-to-date events listing.

 

The Rise and Fall exhibition draws large crowds to Museum Africa

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The Rise and Fall of Apartheid exhibition, which opened at Museum Africa on 13 February 2014, draws visitors in their numbers.

According to Museum Africa, the exhibition Rise and Fall of Apartheid has led to a significant increase in audience attendance so far. From the opening night on 13 February until 28 February, more than 2300 visitors were registered and daily visitor numbers climbed from an average 60 in early February to almost 170 visitors per day after the exhibition opened. Continue reading