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5 cool talks to catch at TEDxJohannesburg Salon

2016-09-06 07:22
Aida Muluneh, Dust on a Butterflies Wings 2016 (Im
Aida Muluneh, Dust on a Butterflies Wings 2016 (Image: Courtesy of David Krut Projects, supplied)

Cape Town - The TEDx Johannesburg Salon takes place on the Saturday, 10 September and will unfold in two sessions.

What is TEDx?

According to the TEDx website: “A TEDx Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes.”

We’ve rounded up some of the best speakers that you can look forward to seeing at this amazing event and all the ticket information you need before you go.

5 cool talks to catch at TEDx Johannesburg Salon:

1. For an inside glimpse of the British art world:

Zoe Whitley - Adjunct Research Curator at Tate Modern.

This young star of the art world grew up in Los Angeles and Washington and went to highschool with both of the Gyllenhaals (Maggie and Jake). She has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate in London and specializes in contemporary art of the black diaspora. She also edited a really cool book called The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech.

2. For those who enjoy taking a critical look at culture:

Ashraf Jamal – cultural analyst, writer and educator.

Ashraf reviewed last year’s art fair, has published five books and countless articles, and always has interesting things to say about South African society. 


3. For those who like young African film making:

Jim Chuchu – artist, filmmaker and member of Nest Collective.

This young Kenyan filmmaker focuses a lot on LGBTIQA issues and offers compelling visual work. 

4. For those who want to know more about what it’s like to be a local performance artist: 

Mathe Ribane – performance artist.

Quite simply, this Soweto based prodigy is amazing.

5. Last but definitely not least is photographer and contemporary artist Aida Muluneh who is the FNB Featured Artist at this year’s event.

This Ethiopian star of the art world will be in conversation with Neelika Jayawardane.

Ticket information for TEDx Johannesburg Salon:

Standard tickets are R400 and available here. There are also student tickets available for the event for R200.

TEDx Johannesburg Salon is a part of the FNB Joburg Art Fair which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from Friday, 9 September until Sunday, 11 September 2016.

Your TEDxJohannesburg ticket gets you a free pass into FNB JoburgArtFair, on Saturday, 10 September only.

Here’s more about tickets for FNB JoburgArtFair 2016:

Thursday Opening Preview - R500
Friday - R100
Sunday - R130
Saturday - R130
Weekend Pass - R260
The Art Party - 8 Sept (Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank)  - R80

All tickets can be bought here.