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Julian Jonker on Tue, 4 Oct 2005 10:34:18 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> [ann] CAPE Call For Proposals - Art Director/Art Director's Team

CAPE is looking for an Art Director or Art Directors? Team for an
international art manifestation taking place in Cape Town in September
CAPE uses the locality and geography of the African city to stage and
explore African visual culture, art practice and style in challenging and
provocative ways. CAPE?s programme is based on a biennial cycle. The
2005/2006 cycle comprises a meeting, SESSIONS eKAPA 2005 (20-22 November
2005), and an art manifestation (September 2006), both taking place in
Cape Town, South Africa. 
Job Description 
The Art Director will develop a manifestation of art works, practices,
and interventions. The manifestation will be in line with CAPE vision,
engaging with its location, and exploring contemporary African art as an
expansive field of practice. 
The 2006 manifestation will focus primarily, but not exclusively, on
works, practices and interventions located in, or associated with, the
Southern Africa region. (Southern Africa is used to refer to the SADC
countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho,
Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa,
Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, but including also Seychelles
and Comoros. Proposals may motivate why another definition of Southern
Africa should be used. This regional focus is for the purposes of
strengthening local cultural networks, and will evolve into a continental
focus by 2010.) 
The Art Director will also be expected to participate in the conception
of the documentation of the manifestation, and a public education
·         Candidates may apply individually for the position of Art
Director, or collectively for the position of Art Directors? Teams. 
·         Cross-border and cross-continental teams and partnerships are
encouraged. However, at least half of a team or partnership must consist
of African nationals. Candidates submitting individual applications must
be African nationals.
·         Curatorial experience will weigh in applicants? favour;
candidates who do not profess a curatorial track record must motivate how
their experience and skills qualify them for the role. 
·         Potential Art Directors or potential Art Directors? Teams must
have a flair for innovation and provocative ideas, and the ability to
appeal to both the public and the critical eye. 
·         Potential Art Directors or potential Art Directors? Teams must
have a knowledge of the artists, art practices and networks of the
Southern African region.
·         Potential Art Directors or potential Art Directors? Teams must
have the ability to engage with the contemporary social, political and
economic issues of Cape Town, as well as the urban fabric and popular
culture of the city.
·         Potential Art Directors or potential Art Directors? Teams must
be able to act as spokesperson/s for the manifestation both locally and
internationally, and to a variety of different audiences, including
critics, media and the general public.
Applications must consist of:
·         A two to five page proposal which includes 
-          a motivation for a theme for the manifestation; 
-          an outline of a method of curating art works, practices and
-          an outline of a method of engaging with the general public as
-          an outline of a method of addressing the needs of public
education and sustainable development.
·         A one to two page note on the situation of contemporary African
artistic practice, and the relevance of the large-scale exhibition in the
African context.
·         A curriculum vitae. 
·         Two letters of reference.
Closing date for applications is 22 October 2005. Please email
applications to info {AT} capeafrica.org, fax +27 21 488 3061, or post by
registered mail to:
Cape Africa Platform
PO Box 15806
South Africa

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