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Adriana Rispoli at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair



Adriana Rispoli at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Italian curator Adriana Rispoli participates in the 2020 edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair (14-16 February 2020) within the framework of the "Talks Progamme", a series of conferences and round tables on various topics related to art. Rispoli will participate in the talk titled "Museums in the 21st Century" on Saturday 15 February from 12:00 to 13:00 at the Cape Town International Convention Center. The debate, moderated by South African curator Tumelo Mosaka, will see the participation of, beside Rispoli, Koyo Kouoh (Dir. Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town), Sonia Lawson (Dir. Palais de Lomé, Lomé) and Nana Oforiatta-Ayim (Founder and director of ANO Institute of Contemporary Arts, Accra).

Traditionally art museums have functioned as a sanctuary, a place for meditation whilst also offering education. They have also been a cultural resource contributing to the economic engine that has strengthened local businesses through cultural tourism. In recent years, this model of museums as a shrine to history has been rethought particularly with an interest to dramatically increase audiences of every kind, whilst also recognizing the role technology plays in everyday lives. It is said that museums have gone from, “being about something to being for somebody”. Such a shift in perspective has raised many questions about what was and could be a museum in the 21stcentury. This panel will explore the various ways museums respond to pressures and challenges of the coming decade.

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Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Time: From 12:00 pm To 1:00 pm

Organized by : Investec Cape Town Art Fair

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Pretoria

Entrance : With fee