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UJ & MTN are ‘Continuing Conversations’

The MTN Foundation and the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery will once again partner to host an exhibition titled Continuing Conversations, from 17 October to 21 November 2018.

Continuing Conversations MTN Foundation UJ
Unknown Artist (Baule, Ivory Coast), Kpan Kpan mask representing Mami Wata, mid-20th century, carved and painted wood

Curated by Annali Dempsey from the UJ Art Gallery and Niel Nortjé from the MTN Foundation, the works on display will primarily be drawn from the collections of these organisations; and focus on portraiture, which is well-represented in both. For more information see arts.uj.ac.za/show/MTN/.
     An Emerging Artists Portrait Development Programme will run alongside the Continuing Conversations exhibition, which enables ten selected works by ten emerging artists to be incorporated into the exhibition and catalogue. Nine of the ten selected artists will each receive R3 000, with one of the ten artists awarded R30 000, as a grant towards the development of their artistic practice. Artists are invited to submit an artwork in response to, or in conversation with, modern and contemporary South African portraiture.
     Photographs are not eligible for inclusion; but digital media, performance art (on dvd) and three-dimensional artworks are. Artists will be given specifications regarding space and exhibition possibilities on request. In order to submit an entry, or for more information, please contact gallery@uj.ac.za. Entries can be submitted on 24 and 27 August, between 08:00 and 13:00, and the entrants whose works have been selected will be notified on 31 August 2018.

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