The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in Cape Town is hosting a week-long online symposium that explores practices of radical solidarity across the continent.

The program engages the topic of radical solidarity across the following five themes: black and Pan-African liberation, the production and dissemination of knowledge, collaboration and collectivity, space and mobility, and radical theory and practice.

Each day there will be discussions, performances, film screenings, and readings by prominent artists, activists, writers, curators, and scholars.

Click here for full program details and an up-to-date list of speakers.

Tickets are R85 for African guests and R150 (USD $8.5) for international guests and are available through Webtickets. Zeitz MOCAA is also inviting applications from students for sponsored tickets by contacting the museum directly on [email protected].

Click here to register!

See a summary of the program details below:

The Radical Solidarity Summit

14 – 18 September 2020

4 – 8:30 PM SAST (GMT+2)

Day 1: Solidarity: Historic Contexts of Pan-Africanism and the Transnational Struggle

Day 2: Printed Matter, Text, Language, Transmission of Knowledge

Day 3: On Collectivity and Collaboration as Radical Practice

Day 4: Urban Imaginaries, Mobilities and Why So Many Borders

Day 5: Radical Practices/Radical Solidarity

Confirmed Speakers

  • Diana Campbell Betancourt, chief curator Dhaka Art Summit and artistic director Samdani Art Foundation
  • Chimurenga, a pan-African platform of writing, art and politics
    Frieda Ekotto, novelist and literary critic
  • Haroon Gunn-Salie, commissioned artist
    Awa Konaté, critic, curator & founder of @CultureArtSociety
    Mpho Matsipa, lecturer at Wits School of Architecture and Planning and research fellow at WiSER
    Achille Mbembe, historian and political theorist
    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, screenwriter, film director and visual artist
    Nontsikelelo Mutiti, graphic designer, artist and educator
    Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, contemporary art curator, writer and founder and artistic director at Savvy Contemporary
    Tuan Andrew Nguyen, artist
    Rémy Ngamije, novelist and publisher, co-founder of independent literary magazine Doek!
    Emeka Okereke, visual artist and writer
    Bukola Oyebode, art writer, editor and publisher, founder and editor-in-chief of art magazine The Sole Adventurer
    Marie Helene Pereira, curator and director of programmes, RAW Material Company
    Edgar Pieterse, urban scholar, writer and creative agent, founding director African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town
    ruangrupa, contemporary art collective and artistic director of Documenta 15
    Albie Sachs, struggle veteran, former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and Zeitz MOCAA board member
    Rasha Salti, researcher, writer, and curator of art and film
    Tau Tavengwa, founder and co-editor of Cityscapes magazine and Curator-at-Large at African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town
    Françoise Vergès, historian and political scientist
  • The Radical Solidarity Summit is organised and convened by the Zeitz MOCAA curatorial team: Tandazani Dhlakama, Sakhisizwe Gcina, Storm Janse van Rensburg, Koyo Kouoh, Tammy Langtry and Phokeng Setai.