The Centre for Curating the Archive is pleased to announce the third second session of the Spirals virtual seminar series, titled 'Data, Decoloniality and Digital Affordances'. Circulating ideas about art, art practise and archival engagement between two lively, dynamic yet different global north and global south settings, the series draws Berlin based art practitioners, curators and scholars into a conversation with scholars and students based in Cape Town.
The Centre for Curating the Archive's Nina Liebenberg and Jade Nair have joined the Under Cover of Darkness curatorial team. They are working alongside curator, Dr Carine Zaayman, and exhibition producer, Josie Grindrod, to extend the scope of the project.
The second Spirals virtual seminar was held on Friday 27 November 2020. Titled Nature(s), Archive and Anthropology, the invited speaker for the session was Professor Tahani Nadim from CARMAH (Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage) and the Museum of Natural History, Berlin. Our discussant was Associate Professor Fritha Langerman from the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
On the 30th of October, the CCA held the first of its new Spirals virtual seminar series talks between the Centre for Curating the Archive (CCA) and the Centre for Anthropological Research on Heritage and Museums (CARMAH) in Berlin.
The Centre for Curating the Archive is delighted to welcome its new Research Fellow, Dr Duane Jethro. A graduate of Utrecht University, Jethro has been repatriated from Berlin, Germany, where he has been a post-doctoral researcher in the project “Making Differences: Transforming Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century”, at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage, CARMAH, at the Humboldt University Berlin.
The programme offers courses in the theory and practice of curatorship, developing in students a sophisticated awareness of the practicalities, politics and poetics of working with collections of many kinds. Students are encouraged to bring the disciplinary insights of their undergraduate major (whether this be in the visual arts, the humanities or the sciences) to the curating of both material and virtual collections, and are offered opportunities to work on exhibitions in public spaces and in the digital realm.