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UPCOMING TALK

The (Pro)found Object
23 September 2021 | 11H30 GMT | 12H30 BST | 13H30 SAST | 17H00 IST

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.

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UPCOMING TALK

In Conversation: Minerva Cuevas and Francis McKee
25 September, 2021 | 11H00 CT | 16H00 GMT | 17H00 BST | 18H00 SAST

Join artist Minerva Cuevas and curator Francis McKee (director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow) for a discussion of Cuevas’ filmmaking practice.

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PAST TALKS

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

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. Hosted 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.

SOUTH SOUTH Think Tank

The first edition of SOUTH SOUTH VEZA included a remarkable series of talks. Titled Think Tank: Institutional Hybridity and curated by The Showroom, this series was convened by The Showroom Director Elvira Dyangani Ose. Click here to listen to the full talk programme.

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