Join artists Helena Uambembe and Sandra Poulson in a conversation that accompanies our SOUTH SOUTH FILM programme, Human Tides. The two artists came together when the SOUTH SOUTH platform first launched in early 2021 to exchange views on art, archives and the suppression of information in Angola in a written piece called This is not the Angola we dreamed of. Much has happened since. Join them again in an online conversation about now.
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Where to from here? A conversation about now
Helena Uambembe + Sandra Poulson
Artists Helena Uambembe and Sandra Poulson in a conversation that accompanied our SOUTH SOUTH FILM programme, Human Tides. The two artists came together when the SOUTH SOUTH platform first launched in early 2021 to exchange views on art, archives and the suppression of information in Angola in a written piece called This is not the Angola we dreamed of. Much has happened since. Recorded 4 September, 2022.
BAJO EL SOL 5: Naama Tsabar (Israel) and Mateo López (Colombia)
Artists Naama Tsabar (Israel) and Mateo López (Colombia) in conversation in the 5th edition of the BAJO EL SOL series, a project by Travesía Cuatro. BAJO EL SOL is a series of filmed conversations, and a communication platform dedicated to the dissemination of voices that analyze and transform today’s world coming from the Global South, whose work and lines of thought expose or claim alternative social, intellectual, climatological and technological models, with a contemporary and transdisciplinary approach. This was the second BAJO EL SOL conversation to coincide with an exhibition based on the series showing at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid until 30 July 2022. The conversation is in collaboration with SOUTH SOUTH Talk. Recorded 21 July, 2022.
BAJO EL SOL 4: Fernanda Brenner (Brazil/Belgium) and artist Yuli Yamagata (Brazil)
Curator and writer Fernanda Brenner (Brazil/Belgium) and artist Yuli Yamagata (Brazil) in conversation as part of the BAJO EL SOL series, a project by Travesía Cuatro. BAJO EL SOL is a series of filmed conversations, and a communication platform dedicated to the dissemination of voices that analyze and transform today’s world coming from the Global South, whose work and lines of thought expose or claim alternative social, intellectual, climatological and technological models, with a contemporary and transdisciplinary approach. This was the first of two conversations to coincide with an exhibition based on the series showing at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid until 30 July 2022. In collaboration with SOUTH SOUTH Talk, this is the first BAJO EL SOL conversation to be presented live. Recorded 14 July, 2022.
Conversations on Tomorrow
Gallerists Amrita Jhaveri (Jhaveri Contemporary), Prateek Raja (Experimenter), Roshini Vadehra (Vadehra Art Gallery), Sadie Coles (Sadie Coles HQ) and Shireen Gandhy (Chemould Prescott Road) in conversation about their collaborative exhibition titled Conversations on Tomorrow at Sadie Coles HQ in London. This talk unpacks the power of gallery-initiated collaborations, the journey that led to the show as well as sees the gallerists give insight into the participating artists and their work. Renowned writer Dr Cleo Roberts-Komireddi moderates. Recorded 8 June, 2022.
In Conversation: Coco Fusco & Joiri Minaya in conversation with Rodrigo Moura & Susanna Temkin
Coco Fusco and Joiri Minaya in conversation with curators Rodrigo Moura and Susanna Temkin (El Museo del Barrio) discussing the artists’ filmmaking practices. This talk marks the first VEZA NEW MEDIA FUND acquisition, in partnership with Niio and benefitting El Museo del Barrio. Recorded 29 April, 2022.
Collectors’ Talk: Maria Sukkar and Jim Amberson. Moderated by Kerryn Greenberg
A conversation with SOUTH SOUTH Ambassadors Maria Sukkar and Jim Amberson where they discuss their engagement with the arts through the lens of the importance of supporting regional projects and arts practitioners. Moderated by Kerryn Greenberg, curator, writer, educator and former Head of International Collections Exhibitions, TATE. Introduced by SOUTH SOUTH collaborating gallerist Shireen Gandhy. Recorded 11 November, 2021.
In Conversation: Minerva Cuevas and Francis McKee
Artist Minerva Cuevas and curator Francis McKee (director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow) discuss of Cuevas’ filmmaking practice. This formed part of the September FILM programme. Recorded 25 September, 2021.
I draw, therefore I think
Launch Conversation with Jitish Kallat, Siddhartha Mukherjee (physician, biologist and author) and William Kentridge (artist and filmmaker)
Jitish Kallat will engages in dialogue with two outstanding luminaries of our time, Siddhartha Mukherjee (physician, biologist and author) and William Kentridge (artist and filmmaker). The conversation navigates some of the idiosyncratic inquiries that make up the I draw, therefore I think project, exploring the idea of drawing as a primary unit of creativity and the gene as a fundamental unit of heredity. The discussion ranges from understanding their diverse and complex individual practices, to thinking about evolution and art.
Recorded 11 September, 2021.
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The (Pro)found Object
Associate Director and Curator of the Ishara Art Foundation Sabih Ahmed moderates a conversation between artists Biraaj Dodiya, Moonis Ahmad Shah, Shailesh BR and Youdhisthir Maharjan who are part of the exhibition ‘The (Pro)found Object’ at Vadehra Art Gallery.
Recorded 23 September, 2021.
Connections and Divisions
Cultural theorist Ashraf Jamal will in conversation with curator and founder of the Real DMZ Project Sunjung Kim. Together they unpack how this project explores the border politics, ideas of nationhood and spectres of conflict present in the Demilitarised Zone between North and South Korea (Republic of Korea). This talk is connected to Margins of Error; the Winter Sculpture Exhibition at Nirox Sculpture Park in South Africa for 2021. This show offers new sculptures, installations and performances from South Korea (ROK), Morocco and South Africa. Recorded 24 August, 2021.
Collectors’ Talk: Pulane Kingston and Professor Cav. Simon Mordant AO. Moderated by Kerryn Greenberg
SOUTH SOUTH Ambassadors Pulane Kingston and Professor Cav. Simon Mordant AO discuss their arts philanthropy journeys and institutional roles. Hosted by Kerryn Greenberg, curator, writer, educator and former Head of International Collection Exhibitions, TATE. Recorded 12 August, 2021.
Dissident methods: notes on womxn-led artistic interventions
Arts writer Nkgopoleng Moloi moderates a conversation between Varsha Nair of Womanifesto and curator Olufisayo Bakare. Together they explore resistance, refusal and reclamation through their womxn-led curatorial and artistic interventions. Recorded 11 August,2021.
Concert From Bangladesh: considering mixed reality productions from the perspective of the Global South
Founding Artistic Director of Dhaka-based Samdani Art Foundation Diana Campbell moderates a conversation between Bangladeshi music producer and artist Enayet Kabir and British-South Asian artist Shezad Dawood. Together they discuss the significance of the digital audio-visual collaboration Concert From Bangladesh for thinking about mixed reality productions born out of aesthetic and sonic knowledge bases of the Global South. Recorded 4 August, 2021.
IN CONVERSATION | Sonia Khurana & Kiran Subbaiah, moderated by Stuart Comer
Artists Sonia Khurana and Kiran Subbaiah in conversation with curator Stuart Comer. Introduction by collector Anurag Khanna. This talk is connected to the July SOUTH SOUTH FILM programme. Recorded 29 July, 2021.
In Conversation: Bani Abidi and Natasha Ginwala
Artist Bani Abidi and curator Natasha Ginwala in discussion about Abidi’s filmmaking practice. This talk is connected to the June SOUTH SOUTH FILM programme. Recorded 24 June, 2021.
The Territorial Hypothesis: unpacking the work of Iranian artist Ardeshir Mohassess
Founder of Dastan’s Basement Hormoz Hematian moderates a conversation between designer, archivist and lecturer Aria Kasaei and writer/translator Sohrab Mahdavi. In this conversation they discuss the work of Iranian artist Ardeshir Mohassess through the lens of researcher and archivist Dariush Kiaras’s hypothesis on the concept of territory. Recorded 14 July, 2021
Localities: Documenting and archiving local histories & arts practices
In this conversation non-profit arts spaces share their reflections on the intimacy of archiving arts practices and city spaces. Sara Hallett (META Foundation, South Africa) moderates the conversation between Marilia Loureiro (Casa do Povo, Brazil), Norberto Roldan (Green Papaya Art Projects, Philippines) and Candice Allison (The Bag Factory, South Africa). Recorded 9 June, 2021.
In conversation with Ada Udechukwu
SMO Contemporary Art Founder Sandra Mbanefo Obiago and artist Ada Udechukwu discuss the journey of her practice and the significance of the show Particles in Motion. This show celebrates Udechukwu’s homecoming to Nigeria after seventeen years.
Recorded 27 May, 2021.
QUEER ANTICIPATION: Sunil Gupta, Prem Sahib, and Jake Grewal in Conversation with Dr. Natasha Bissonauth
Three London-based artists and an art historian gather across timezones, artistic processes, and generations in an attempt to see otherwise through queer South Asian diasporic aesthetics. This conversation was in conjunction with the group show ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ at Jhaveri Contemporary – titled after Ocean Vuong’s much acclaimed novel – which had to unfortunately shut down early given COVID-19’s devastating second wave in India. Recorded on 19 May, 2021.
Danh Vo and Yuka Uematsu, moderated by Andrew Maerkle
Andrew Maerkle spoke with artist Danh Vo and curator Yuka Uematsu about the exhibition Danh Vo oV hnaD held at the National Museum of Art Osaka from June 2 to October 11, 2020. The three revisit how the pandemic shaped the realization of the exhibition and do a virtual walkthrough of the show. Recorded on 30 April, 2021.
In conversation with artist Shannon Te Ao
Southern Stars Projects director Gabriela Salgado and artist Shannon Te Ao discuss the focus of his practice in relation to concepts of time, closeness and intimacy, drawing from Māori oral history and sonic materials present in his works of the past decade. Recorded on 15 April, 2021.
Bending the Axis Talks Programme
As an extension of the Bending the Axis online exhibitions, the VEZA 02 curated talks programme included four live panel discussions that touched on the thematic threads established through the visual programme. Speakers included Pio Abad, Kimberly Drew, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa. This series was curated by the participants of the inaugural SOUTH SOUTH x El Espacio 23 Curatorial Residency, Meyken Barreto (Cuba/US-based), Uche James Iroha (Nigeria/US-based), Carlos Quijon, Jr. (Philippines) & Kathleen Ditzig (Singapore). Click here to listen to the full talk programme.