Posted: 01 September 2022

Women's Mobile Museum at UJ FADA

16 September
18:00 – 20:30
FADA Atrium
Bunting Rd Campus
RSVP by 14 September to

“Who makes the art shown in museums and galleries?” and “Who are those spaces for?” “Who is an artist?” These are the central questions behind the work of the WMM and which drove TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image’s year-long collaboration with artists afaq, Shasta Bady, Davelle Barnes, Tash Billington, Iris Maldonado, Danielle Morris, Shana-Adina Roberts, Carrie Anne Shimborski, Muffy Ashley Torres, and Andrea Walls and South African artists Zanele Muholi and Lindeka Qampi. Collectively, the work of the WMM interrogates access to the arts, and challenges who is educated by and represented in arts institutions. Compelling imagery asks us to question the gaze, housing, urban social infrastructure, memory, racism, and even what it means to make a photographic portrait.

The WMM is a vehicle in the metaphorical sense. It is both a manifesto and a delivery system for reclaiming the space and function of presenting art. It aims to challenge the current hierarchies of the art world and, more broadly, of the intellectual world. The artists of the WMM envision a decolonised art museum that welcomes all people. Who is art for? You, and Us too.

The multi-media exhibition opens in the FADA Atrium on 16 September 2022.

A second WMM outdoor exhibition, Black Joy and Self Care, will be on view at the Soweto campus from Saturday, 17 September 2022.

WMM is partnering with the Graduate School of Architecture to bring the exhibition to UJ's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) and with Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD) to convene the Black Joy and Self Care Symposium.