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Art Talk brings the Venice Biennale to Cape Town


Cape Town based arts journalist, writer and critic, Sean O’ Toole, will present an illustrated Art Talk about the 2011 Venice Biennale and African content in particular, at 6 Spin Street, Cape Town, on Tuesday 22 November at 6.30pm.

The Art Talk is the penultimate in a monthly series hosted by the African Arts Institute.

O’Toole has just returned from the Biennale, arguably the most prestigious contemporary arts festival in the world, of which the 2011 event will close on 27 November. South Africa, Zimbabwe and Egypt were the only three African countries represented amongst 89 pavilions scattered around the Italian city.

For Zimbabwe the invitation was a first, while the South African pavilion was not without controversy at the opening of the Biennale earlier this year.

O’Toole’s talk will include comment on work by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui, exhibited in the Palazzo Grassi, and South African artists Nicholas Hlobo and Marlene Dumas, among others.

O’Toole is a published author of various titles, including a collection of short stories, and the former editor of Art South Africa. He is co-editor, with Tau Tavenga, of a new magazine CityScapes, he writes a biweekly art column for the Financial Mail, a bi-monthly art column for frieze magazine (London) and is a regular contributor to the Sunday Times and Mail & Guardian.

The hour-long Art Talk will start at 6.30pm in the lecture room of the Cape Town Centre for Democracy at 6 Spin Street, next to the offices of the Visual Arts Network of South Africa. The talk will be preceded by a Spier Creative Block wine tasting from 6pm.

Tickets are R30 and booking is essential due to the venue’s limited capacity.  To book, email info@afai.org.za or phone 021-465 9027.

The final Art Talks in the Learn Africa Love Africa series is on 6 December by Mario Pissarra, Managing Director of Africa South Art Initiative (www.asai.co.za). Pissarra will talk about Decolonisation as a theme in the work of contemporary African artists.

Learn Africa, Love Africa is supported by Spier and the M-Net African Film Library.