Gabi Ngcobo will come to Oslo to talk about her curatorial practice and her foundation of the Center for Historical Reenactments in Johannesburg. Ngcobo’s visit has been programmed to coincide with Lars Cuzner and Fadlabi’s Congo Village project in Frognerparken. Doors open at 18.00, lecture will start at promptly at 18.30.
Gabi Ngcobo is an artist, curator and educator based in Johannesburg. Ngcobo has collaboratively and independently conceptualised projects in South Africa and internationally. In 2011 she curated “DON’T/PANIC,” an exhibition that coincided with the 17th UN Global Summit on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban. She is the first POOL Curatorial Fellow, and her exhibition some a little sooner, some a little later was held at the Zurich POOL/LUMA Westbau space from June-September 2013. As co-founder of the Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR), a project based in Johannesburg, Ngcobo curated “PASS-AGES: references & footnotes” at the old Pass Office in Johannesburg and contributed to a two-year long project “Xenoglossia, a research project,” culminating in two projects; “After-after Tears” in New York and “Xenoglossia, the exhibition” in Johannesburg, 2013. Ngcobo is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York. She is faculty member at the Wits School of Arts, Fine Arts Division in Johannesburg.
The Norwegian Association of Curators was has been given funding by the Arts Council Norway to explore the role of the curator through a series of talks/lectures. The series aims to explore different typologies of curatorial practice and to link the visit to relevant art events in place the talk takes place in Norway.
From the autumn of 2013, the lecture series has been compiled by Milena Hoegsberg and Natalie Hope O’Donnell