Gabi Ngcobo (10th Berlin Biennale & South Africa Cape07 Biennale Curator) at 20-22 The Ongoing Biennial
April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Gabi Ngcobo (10th Berlin Biennale, 32nd Sao Paolo Biennale, and South Africa Cape 07 Biennale Curator)
in conversation with FHI Social Practice Lab Director Pedro Lasch
with a response by Nzinga Simmons, curator of UNBOUND, an exhibition on the history of black abstraction from the mid century to the present, currently pursuing PhD in AAHVS at Duke University.
Gabi Ngcobo is an artist, curator and educator living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since the early 2000s Ngcobo has been engaged in collaborative artistic, curatorial, and educational projects in South Africa and on an international scope. Recent curatorial projects include All in a Day’s Eye: The Politics of Innocence in the Javett Family Collection, at the Javett Art Centre- University of Pretoria (Javett-UP), Mating Birds at the KZNSA Gallery, Durban. In 2018 she curated the 10th Berlin Biennale titled We don’t need another hero and was one of the co-curators of the 32nd Sao Paulo Bienal (2016). She is a founding member of the Johannesburg based collaborative platforms NGO – Nothing Gets Organised (2016-) and Center for Historical Reenactments (2010–14). Ngcobo’s writing have been published in various publications including the reader Uneven Bodies,Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Aotearoa New Zealand (2021), The Stronger We Become the catalogue of the South African Pavillion, Venice (2019), Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, YBCA/SFMOMA (2014), We Are Many: Art, the Political and Multiple Truths, Verbier Art Summit (2019) and Texte Zur Kunst September 2017. In November 2020 Ngcobo was appointed Curatorial Director at the Javett-UP.
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20-22 The Ongoing Biennial – A Weekly Conversation Cycle with International Curators
Every Wednesday 1-2pm (EST/GMT-5)
Jan 27th and May 5th, 2021
Organized by Pedro Lasch and the FHI Social Practice Lab with support from the Franklin Humanities I World Arts Initiative at Duke University, this Conversation Cycle is part of a larger program entitled ’20-22 The Ongoing Biennial’. In person visits with some of our guests will also be presented at a later stage in collaboration with the the AAHVS Department and the Nasher Museum of Art.
Set in the context of an unprecedented pandemic, global shutdowns, and the rethinking of every aspect of exhibition making, our remote conversations will include curators and other international arts professionals. The first year of the public program will focus on short online dialogues with individual guests. Our one hour long remote events will begin with a casual interview, focusing on the particular trajectory and ideas of each guest in the series, followed by comments from a respondent and questions from the audience. Within this format, we also hope to provide an opportunity for joint reflection on these highly unusual times. Programming for the second year will be announced at a time of greater certainty.
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