S03 E02 / Talk: 'The Quest for Sustainable Art Platforms' at Cape Town Art Fair

The panel examines the current and possible future model of art platforms and institutional spaces as self-sustainable entities. Challenges around sustainability for art platforms are well theorized and yet remains a question that most non-commercial entities grapple with. Competing for the same shrinking pot of funds and maintaining the intellectual autonomy of the projects while juggling the needs of the funder is a real challenge. How do we keep our doors open while occupying the space and practitioners that the museums and commercial entities do not reach?

MODERATOR: Nkule Mabaso (Curator, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town)

Premesh Lalu (Factory of the Arts, UWC)
Georgina Maxim (Village Unhu Collective, Harare)
Angela Shaw (Director of KZNSA, Kwa-Zulu Natal)
Kabelo Malatsi (Independent Curator, Johannesburg)