The Art of Access is a series of 14 online webinar discussion, hosted by artists Usha Seejarim. The objective of this series of talks is to create an opportunity to engage with art industry leaders in a conversational way where rich, practical content is made accessible. The tone is one of openness and sharing, purposefully steering away from industry politics and inaccessible structures. The event is also strategically designed to generate new audiences and new markets within the visual arts sector, and to coincide with the FNB Art Fair.
Invited speakers include influential leaders in the South African contemporary visual art community; gallerists, artists, critics, collectors, curators, auctioneers and other experts. These leading figures will each speak about the art world from their individual perspective, sharing their extensive experience and knowledge on navigating the art terrain.
How it works:
Sign up to the series here.
Once you’ve registered you will receive access information for each talk via email.
You can listen to the talks live via either the webcast or via Skype (details of which will be sent via email)
Access is free, and each talk will remain available for 48 hours.
The first talk is today at 18:30. View the rest of the schedule here.
The list of speakers includes:
Joost Bosland – Director at Stevenson Gallery
David Koloane – Artist, writer, art critic & curator
Alex Dodd – Independent writer and editor
Prof Federico Freschi – Executive Dean: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, University of Johannesburg
Dr Fred Scott – MD: Stephan Welz & Co
Lionel Smit – Artist
Usha Seejarim – Artist and initiator of The Art of Access talks
Mary Corrigall – Arts writer, journalist and researcher
Stefan Hundt – Curator: Sanlam Art Collection, Specialist: Sanlam Private Investments & art advisory service
Brenton Maart – Curator, writer & artist
Ismail Mahomed – Artistic Director: National Arts Festival
Warren Siebrits – Curator and collector
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen – Editor and Co-Founder: Fourthwall Books
Liza Essers – Owner of Goodman Gallery