We are pleased to post recordings from the conference:
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The conference, or “Ernest Mancoba: Dialogue on his Art & Words” was held on 11th Feb 2020. It was hosted by the A4 Foundation, Cape Town.
The conference co-convenors, independent researcher and curator Winnie Sze and Associate Professor Nomusa Makhubu, in conversation to open the conference on the evening of 10th Feb 2020.
Winnie Sze summarises the proceedings of Dialogue
Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu, “Ernest Mancoba, Modernism and African Art History” <go to long summary>
PANEL: ON HERITAGE
Thembinkosi Goniwe, “Of Tradition in Artistic Modernism: from Ernest Mancoba to David Koloane” <go to recording>
Derek Gripper, musical performance <go to recording>
PANEL: SOUTH AFRICA & EUROPE
Professor Luvuyo Wotshela, ” The Fort Hare Ernest Methuen Mancoba Perambulated its Corridors– An Outline of a Citadel of Wisdom during the 1930 ” <go to recording>
Associate Professor Karen Kurczynski, ” Mancoba and the Invisibility of Black Expression in European Modernism ” <go to recording>
PANEL: MANCOBA & OTHER ARTISTS
Wilhelm van Rensburg, ” ‘Back Row, From Left: Ernest Mancoba, …’: Paris, before and after the CoBrA interlude” <go to recording>
Jacob van Schalkwyk, “MANCOBA DUCHAMP/DUCHAMP MANCOBA ‘Work and interpretation in opposition’” <go to recording>
Dorthe Aagesen, ” Sonja Ferlov Mancoba and Ernest Mancoba: ‘… Only through each other can we live and breathe, and no-one creates alone …’” <go to recording>
PANEL: CURATING MANCOBA
Dr Same Mdluli, “The expressive modes of Ernest Mancoba and the question of a universal language of art” <go to recording>
Alicia Knock, “Curating ‘I shall dance in a different society’, Ernest Mancoba retrospective at Centre Pompidou” <go to recording>
Kyle Shepherd, musical performance <regret no recording available>
Sean O’Toole, 12 questions <go to recording>
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