Posted: 20 February 2020
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Land Earth City: Masterclass. © Fred Swart

ROUNDTABLE:
PALOMA TORRES IN CONVERSATION WITH NOLAN OSWALD DENNIS MODERATED BY SUMAYYA VALLY

24TH FEBRUARY 2020
GSA METRO, 68 JUTA STREET,JOHANNESBURG.
10h00 – 12h00

17h00 Reception

18h00 – 20h00
Artist Talk by Paloma Torres

In the making of form with clay, as handled, moulded and shaped, the sculpted and drawn object is a design and archive of its production and place. On the 24th February we invite you to join us for a masterclass with Mexican artist Paloma Torres, whose work is located in the territory between architecture and sculpture. The masterclass consists of a morning roundtable and evening artist talk. We understand this event as a platform for facilitating a dialogue on questions of local histories and epistemologies in relation to land, earth, architecture and the city across the global south, where the south is understood as a position, location and place.

For the roundtable, Torres will be joined by
South African artist Nolan Oswald Dennis in a conversation moderated by architect Sumayya Vally
(Counterspace/ GSA). The conversation will engage with questions of memory, archiving and history through the material of the earth, land, roots and the planetary body in spatial, material and speculative terms.

This one-day masterclass is organised in collaboration with the Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) and Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD) at the University of Johannesburg, with support from the Mexican Embassy, UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and Mexican Studies Centre (MSC), UNAM-University of the Witwatersrand.

HELD AT GSA METRO, 68 JUTA STREET, JOHANNESBURG. PLEASE NOTE: This is event is free and open to the public. The roundtable and public talk each earn CAT1 0.2 CPD credits. SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS,
SO PLEASE COME EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!