Day 1

School of Fine Art Seminar Room

9:30 – 9:50:Welcome and Opening - Thando Njovane (UCKAR)

10:10 – 11:00: Keynote Address - Dr Danai Mupotsa (Wits University): Feminism as Pedagogy

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11:00  13:00: Women and Visual Arts

English Department Seminar Room

An African feminist conversation about the KhoiKhoi and San women in the Rock Art of South Africa – Beverly Barry (UCKAR)

 

Feminisms in Visual Culture; Un- silencing historically marginalized artists – Amy von Witt (UCKAR)

 

‘Defining ambiguity’: Theorising a politics of affectivity in contemporary South Africa through Mary Sibande’s ‘Sophie’ – Erin de Kock (UCKAR)

 

Chair: Sharlene Khan

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11:00  13:00: African Feminist Thought

School of Fine Art Seminar Room

A Stiwanist Study of Selected Works of Francophone Authors – Joy Joseph (UCKAR)

 

Womanism and Critical Method in African Diaspora Writing – Brendon Nicholls (Leeds)

The re-articulation of a holistic African female subjectivity in Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia – Manthipe Moila (Rhodes)

 

Chair: Betty Govinden

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14:00  16:00: Intersectionality

School of Fine Art Seminar Room

Pompoms and Struggle Songs: The Limited Space for Feminism in #feesmustfall – Chelsey Wilken (Rhodes)

 

Towards a Decolonial Feminist Disability Studies for Southern Africa – Kharnita Mohamed (UCT)

 

Patriarchy Masked as Decoloniality: Problematizing ‘Decolonial’ Masculinist Critiques of Intersectionality – Marzia Milazzo (Rhodes/ Vanderbilt)

 

Chair: Danai Mupotsa

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14:00 – 16:00: Alternative Spaces

English Department Seminar Room

The politics of erasure and exposure of the black female bodies in site- specific performances. Discussing Woman in a Passage (2014) - Pumelela Nqelenga

Chair: Siphokazi Jonas

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16:15 – 18:15: Thinking Through, Talking Back: Creative Theorisation as Sites of Praxis-Theory

An Art on our Mind public conversation between Dr Sharlene Khan, Prof Pumla Dineo Gqola , Dr Yvette Abrams, Prof Neelika Jayawardene and Dr Betty Govinden.

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18:30 22:00: Launch of artist book I Make Art (2017) by Sharlene Khan. Poetry by Betty Govinden

Exhibition Opening: Being Here, Becoming Her

Curated by Refilwe Nkomo and Thato Mogotsi in conversation with with UCKAR performances and artwork by Heidi Sincuba, Erin de Kock, Khwezi Zungu and Samkela Stampe  (co-curated by Buhle Siwendu and Sharlene Khan).

School of Fine Art Gallery

Perfomance by Siphokazi Jonas

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