Course Outline: This lecture series takes participants through the contemporary landscape of African Visual Art, beginning with a visually-packed lecture looking at some of the best of recent production from about two dozen African countries. It moves then through an examination of the way in which African art has become more central on a global arena through major exhibitions and representation on biennales and art fairs, etc. The course then focusses on various regions, beginning with contemporary West and Central African Art, moving through Northern African and East African Art and finally moving through Southern African Art and Art of the African Diaspora. In conclusion, the series examines of the way African artists are using new media, online and viral spaces and new forms of technology in their art as well as addressing important political, social and environmental issues in their art.
Dates: Monday 11 May, Tuesday 12 May, Wednesday 13 May and Monday 18 May, Tuesday 19 May and Wednesday 20 May Times: 17:30-19:00
Venue: District Six Museum Homecoming Centre
Biography: Andrew Lamprecht has lectured Theory & Practice of Art at Michaelis since 1998. Appointed as a full-time staff member in February 200,1 he currently convenes the Discourse of Art major as well as Theory & Practice of Art III & IV. He is also responsible for the Curatorship course offered to students enrolled in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies. He has taught short courses at the Cape Technikon and in the Department of Historical Studies at UCT. Before his permanent appointment to Michaelis he was convenor of the Thinking About Business II foundation course for the Commerce Faculty. His current research focuses on representations of Jews in South African culture as well as the theoretical issues related to textuality and visuality.