The Spear controversy: What could it mean for the arts and artists in South Africa?

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Arterial Network invites you to a panel discussion to consider the implications of various government, ruling party, public and other reactions to artist Brett Murray's painting, The Spear. In particular, the forum will consider the possible impact of these reactions on artistic practice and on democratic engagement with the key issues of the day.

The panellists include writer Sindiwe Magona, Martin Jansen of Workers World Media, visual artist Cameron Voyiya and writer/commentator, Zubeida Jaffer. The discussion will be moderated by Mike van Graan, playwright and Executive Director of the African Arts Institute.

DATE: Tuesday 5 June 2012
TIME: 12:00-14:00
VENUE: Union House, Ground Floor, 25 Commercial Street (off Buitenkant Street), Cape Town

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