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The "Social Landscape Project" final exhibition opens at the Bus Factory (Jo'burg)

South Africa, a photogenic country per se, has inspired the famous French photography festival "Les Rencontres d’Arles" to produce, in partnership with the Johannesburg-based Market Photo Workshop, an original exhibition on landscapes. Called "Show us our Land and Transition", the exhibition will open its doors on Friday the 24th of November at the Bus Factory in Newtown (Jo'burg).

To create pointers for the "Social Landscape Photography Project", South African land sites were identified where there might be a disruption or intersection between socio-political, historical, environmental conditions and that of the resources, mined, owned, threatened and protected. The show will present works of renowned professional artists as well as anonymous people, through an original call of application that saw hundreds of South African amateur photographers to submit their work.

The program of the 24th of November will be as follow:

10:00 Schools Programme
12:30 Food Stalls open throughout the day
14:00 Panel Discussion on "Education and Land" facilitated by Thembinkosi Goniwe - Panellists: Jonathan Parenzee, Natasha Christopher & Buyaphi Mdledle
15:00 Panel Discussion on "Gender, Politics and Land" facilitated by Hanif Vally - Panellists: Caryn Abrahams, Leslie Dikeni & Lungisile Ntsebeza
16:00 Panel Discussion on "Art and Land" facilitated by Khwezi Gule - Panellists: Athi Joja & Percy Zvomuya
18:00 Official opening of the exhibition
19:45 Screenings: Launch of "Show Us Our Land"
20:30 DJ Dokta SpiZee (Cuss collective)

This original and daring exhibition will know a second phase in France in 2013, during the "Les Rencontres d’Arles" festival. This project is part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012&2013.

 

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