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1012 THE IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY: REFLECTIONS ON ITS HISTORY

Anna Tietze, art historian, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town

What kinds of objects should a national gallery collect, and how should it understand its relationship to the nation? These are two issues that have confronted the Iziko South African National Gallery (SANG) since its establishment. The first issue raises the question of what counts as ‘art’ and what as ‘good’ art. The second issue raises the question of what is implied by the word ‘national’ in a national art collection. This two-lecture course will consider the ways in which, over its long history, the Iziko SANG has addressed these enduring questions.

 

LECTURE TITLES

1.     Selecting ‘art’ for a national art gallery: a historical perspective on the Iziko SANG

2.     Searching for nation in the national art gallery: the case of Iziko SANG

 

Recommended reading

Carman, J. 2006. Uplifting the Colonial Philistine: Florence Phillips and the Making of the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

McClellan, A. 2008. The Art Museum: From Boullée to Bilbao. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Shiner, L. 2001. The Invention of Art: A Cultural History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Tietze, A. 2017. A History of the Iziko South African National Gallery: Reflections on Art and National Identity. Cape Town: UCT Press.

 

Date: Thursday 18–Friday 19 January    Venue: LT1, Kramer Law Building
Time: 11.15 am
COURSE  FEES  Full: R205,00  Staff: R100,00  Reduced: R55,00