Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Vansa website is live
the doors to the international
colourful world is open

Monday, July 09, 2007



Lectures, Film screenings, Workshops and Walkabouts

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7–30 July 2007


“An Examination of Doul’ Arts Culture and Urban Transformation Processes”Presented by Zayd Minty

Date: Tuesday, 10th July 2007 Time: 17h30 for 18h00

Venue: Whale Well, Iziko SA Museum Entrance- Free

This paper is an examination of Doual’art’s culture and urban transformation practises, using the neighbourhood of Bessengue Akwa as a case study. Doual’art is a non-profit cultural initiative involved in a range of urban interventions in the Central African city of Doualla, drawing on culture to engage the city and its citizens in an act of re-imagination. A pilot community development project in Bessengue in conjunction with a French NGO and the city council of Doualla 1 resulted in two creatively enhanced pieces of basic infrastructure: a water pump and foot-bridge, as well as a series of art interventions taking place on a patch of ground in the extreme north end of the neighbour-hood. Analysing these three projects provides material to understand the organisation’s methodology conceptually as an act of insurgent urban practise that stimulates the residents to reconsider their agency as citizens and provides the impetus for thinking about the connection between imaginaries and transformation in an urban context.

For confirmation of attendance and further information contact: Wandile Kasibe at 021 481 3804 or fax: 021 481 3991 / cell: 083 335 6461. You can also

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

The fabulous plum shirt

Christopher du Preez, Abdul Dube and Andrew Lamprecht on Robben Island

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

manic it was
but we made it happen. Again i think the important thing is , as Bisi mentioned is do to it and then make changes, growth and change is constant, we are now in the begining stages of geting the MOPP road show on the go, we have managed to design a catalogue(portable exhibtion) that we are donating to libraries around the cape flats, north south east and west, if u have extra time on ur hands and wanna get involved, drop us a email
the link will give u alook at the opening nite if u missed it.
many thanks to all involved
and a special thanks to the khamissa kollecktive members

Friday, February 09, 2007

thanks for the post,storm

hola vanie kaap, just wanted to let u all know wat is wat with the MOPP,
its been a learning curve of note,
The ''new'' is always exciting, we as the collective do this for the love photography , exploration and
the cheek of making it happen against all odds..

we juggle( encrouching crime,making the rent,feeding the brain and the soul) , we pick up and back up who ever or where ever its needed, this is not a solo marathon
Every interaction has become a lesson in life , in the way we see each other, in the way we interact with the world around us,

come and enjoy or be shocked by the ordinary seen extraordinarily.

peace + love + respect

abdul dube.

Monday, January 29, 2007



MOPP - Month of People's Photography is an independent visual art movement , we showcase visual artist that would otherwise never exhibit their work . Encouraging individuals to become part of the bigger picture, thus to engage a wider audience to our annual photo exhibition.

MOPP has created a situation in which the man on the street can share in the magic of photography. We use this month long exhibition to highlight the differences that separate us and the similarities that connect us.

Now in its 3rd year, MOPP - month of people's photography will yet again be bringing photography to the people of Cape Town . Cafes and Restaurants in and around the city " CBD" will host photographers young and old, taught and self taught.


Come share in our visual feast on opening nite , come get for yourself a MAPP and indulge on a visual treasure.

VENUE: arternative, 112 long street, CAPE TOWN

or send an email to

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Bisi's Got a Blog!

Check out a new addition to blog world with curator Bisi Silva's chronicles of recent experiences and travel in Africa. Find it at

Rijksakademie Call

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam is a working and meeting place for young professional artists from all over the world. Fifty studios are available for resident artists who can work for one or two years on research, projects and production. A work period at the Rijksakademie is most valuable with three to five years of professional experience, following an art study programme.
Focus on the work, reflection and discussion are central to the residency. In addition to advice from internationally-practicing artists, curators and other art professionals, facilities include extensive technical workshops, a library, artist’s documentation and art collections.
Resident artists pursue all major contemporary visual art disciplines: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, film, sound and new media, and links with other disciplines such as architecture, theatre, music, dance, literature and film are possible.
Each year approximately twenty-five artists are invited for a residency. Artists can apply for the residency from January to December 2008 through the online application form. The deadline for application is 1 February 2007.
More information:

De Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam is een werk- en ontmoetingsplaats voor jonge professionele kunstenaars uit de hele wereld. Er zijn zo’n vijftig ateliers beschikbaar waar resident artists één tot twee jaar werken
aan onderzoek, projecten en productie. De praktijk wijst uit dat een werkperiode aan de Rijksakademie drie tot vijf jaar na een opleiding het grootste effect heeft. Concentratie op het werk, reflectie en discussie staan centraal op de Rijksakademie. Resident artists worden ondersteund door internationaal actieve kunstenaars, tentoonstellingsmakers en andere professionals. Daarnaast biedt de Rijksakademie uitgebreide technische faciliteiten, een bibliotheek, kunstenaarsdocumentatie en kunstcollecties. Er wordt gewerkt in alle disciplines en technieken: schilderen, tekenen, grafiek, beeldhouwen, video, film, geluid en computerkunst. Ook de relatie met andere disciplines komt aan bod, zoals architectuur en openbare ruimte, theater, nieuwe media, muziek, dans, literatuur en film.
Ieder jaar worden ongeveer 25 kunstenaars uitgenodigd voor een residency. Kunstenaars kunnen zich aanmelden voor de residency januari–december 2008 via het online aanmeldingsformulier.
De deadline voor aanmelding is 1 februari 2007.
Meer informatie:

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Greetings to you all, and hope that 2007 is succesfull. My first post for the new year is the long promised bibliography which were not included in the reading packs. It does not conform to any standard format, so please pardon the flouting of the Harvard and other methods.



1. Luke, Timothy W. “Shows of Force: Power, Politics and Ideology in Art Exhibitions. Durham: Duke University Press, 1992

2. Coombes, Annie E. “Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture, and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England”. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

3. “Thinking about exhibitions”. Edited by Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W. Ferguson, and Sandy Nairne. London: Routledge, 1996

4. Glusberg, Jorge. “Cool Museums and Hot Museums: Towards a Museological Criticism”; with original drawings by Luis Benedit. Buenos Aires: Centre of Art and Communication, 1980

5. “Museums & History in West Africa”. Edited by Claude Daniel Ardouin & Emmanuel Arinze. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, Oxford: James Curry, 2000.

6. “Words of Wisdom: a Curator's Vade Mecum on Contemporary Art”. Edited by Carin Kuoni. New York: Independent Curators International: Distributed worldwide by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2001.

7. Thea, Carolee. “Foci: Interviews with Ten International Curators”. New York, N.Y.: Apex Art Curatorial Program, 2001.

8. Schubert, Karsten. The Curator's Egg: The Evolution of the Museum Concept from the French Revolution to the Present Day”. London: One-Off Press: Distributed by Christie's Books, 2000.

9. “Art Gallery Exhibiting: The Gallery as a Vehicle for Art”. [compilation, Paul Andriesse, Mariska van den Berg]. [Netherlands]: Paul Andriesse/Uitgeverij De Balie, 1996.

10. “What do you expect from an art institution in the 21st century?” Directeurs de publication, Jerome Sans et Marc Sanchez; edition prיparיe par Vincent Honorי; textes rיunis par Eric Binnert ... et al.] 3. ed. Paris: Palais de Tokyo, site de crיation contemporaine, 2003.

11. O’Doherty, Brian (ed.). “Museums in Crisis”. New York, George Braziller, 1972.

12. Cook, Sarah; Graham, Beryl; Martin, Sarah (ed.). “Curating New Media: Third BALTIC International Seminar”. United Kingdom, Baltic Crumb, 2001.

13. O’Doherty, Brian. “Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space”. Santa Monica, The Lapis Press, 1986.

14. Staniszewski, Mary Anne. “The Power of Display: A History of Exhibition Installation at the Museum of Modern Art”. Massachusets, MIT Press. 2001.