THE LITERARY FESTIVAL – MAIL AND GUARDIAN
Johannesburg: 1 Sept @ The Laager at The Market Theatre & 4 Sept @ The Market Theatre
The Mail and Guardian Literary Festival is an annual festival. Now in its third year, this is the first time the festival has partnered with Arts Alive Festival. The Literary Festival runs from 28 August to 4 September. And features The Youngsters (a fresh, entertaining series of pocket books that feature prominent South African voices such as: Anele Mdoda,Danny K, Khaya Dlanga, Nik Rabinowitz, Shaka Sisulu); a poetry night with (Breyten Breytenback, Rustum Kozain, Oswald Mtshali and Dan Wylie). Also included in the line up is a session on political satire chaired by Sandile Memela, and has panellists such as Glenda Daniels, Zapiro, Diane Victor, Sifiso Yalo.
PAN-AFRICAN ART TALKS – ART & THE CITY
Johannesburg: 7 Sept – Sandton Convention Centre
The focus of this discussion is on the role that art can play in envisioning a city’s future and in participating in its transformation.
Eric Itzkin, City of Johannesburg
Paula Aisemberg, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Martin y Sicilia, duo of Spanish artists
Vivan Sundaram, Indian artist, in partnership with the CISA, Center for Indian Studies in Africa
Elvira Dyangani Ose, International Curator at the Tate Modern, London
Gabriele Heidecker, artist from Berlin (photo project about NEW ART FAIRS)
Didier Schaub, Artistic Director of Doual’Art, Cameroon