Michaelis is staffed by some of South Africa’s leading fine artists, curators and art academics. Internationally, the school is recognised as one of South Africa’s foremost institutions for the study of fine art and new media at an advanced level.
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- Michaelis alumni Mohau Modisakeng is representing South Africa, along with artist Candice Breitz, at the South African Pavilion in the 57th Venice Biennale (Sale d'Armi, Arsenale, Venice, Italy). As part of the two-person presentation, curated by Lucy MacGarry, Modisakeng presents an immersive video installation titled Passage (2017) – a three-channel projection that meditates on slavery’s dismemberment of African identity and its enduring erasure of personal histories. ...
- Michaelis Professor Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz to give an international lecture at the Cuban Research Institute & Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. His lecture will be on the African Influences in Contemporary Cuban Art - The Work of Manuel Mendive. ...
- Nobukho is appearing on an exhibition of African Photography hosted by Nataal, New York. Nataal profiles the brightest designers, storytellers and cultural revolutionaries, both on and off the continent of Africa. Nataal collaborates with partners globally to curate unique exhibitions and events. In May 2016 Natal hosted: New African Photography at Jimmy Moffat new creative space, Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn. It featured six of today’s most exciting artists and comprised a launch party, roundtable talk, 10-day show and print sales coinciding with the NYC 1:54 and Frieze art fairs. ...
Technical Officer, Sitaara Stodel, part time lecturer, Thandiwe Msebenzi and Nobukho Nqaba, all alumni from Michaelis, will be presenting their work on an exhibition called Displacement, which opens on Thursday 4 May at 18:00 at 99 on Loop.
Visual and Art History is a six-course major available to students in the Humanities Faculty studying towards a BA degree. The courses provide an opportunity to study both the history of the fine arts and the history of other key visual traditions and cultures, including architecture, interior and industrial design and dress.
The Honours programme in curatorship is offered in close collaboration with Iziko South African Museums. 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.