Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation

JCAF is an academic research institute, a platform for museum exhibitions and an innovative technology laboratory.

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Screenings of Pictures Reframed and the Journal Symposium

13 February to 14 March 2024 - bookings now open

The JCAF Journal was launched on 1-2 December 2023 with a performance of Pictures Reframed by Robin Rhode and Qden Blaauw, and a symposium with contributing authors Pamila Gupta, Helena Chávez Mac Gregor and artist Nandipha Mntambo. Screenings of the performance and the journal symposium are now open – make a booking here.

JCAF Journal: Interdisciplinary Knowledge from the South. No. 1

Available early 2024

The inaugural JCAF Journal: Interdisciplinary Knowledge from the South reflects on JCAF’s curatorial programme and research initiatives over the past three years. The first research theme, Female Identities in the Global South (2020–2022), focused on exhibiting only women artists as a way of amplifying the voices of those historically underrepresented in museum collections and exhibitions across the globe.

The JCAF Journal was launched on 1-2 December 2023 with a programme that included a symposium with contributing authors Pamila Gupta, Helena Chávez Mac Gregor and artist Nandipha Mntambo, as well as a performance of Pictures Reframed by Robin Rhode and Qden Blaauw, and the jazz performance Elusive Dreams in Jozi by the Afrikan Freedom Principle, led by Mandla Mlangeni.

The journal will be available in early 2024 – in an online digital format and a limited edition print version that will be distributed to select institutions.

Focus Areas

Research

Research

JCAF is a learning institution committed to engaging with the art and ideas of our time, while acknowledging the role of the past.

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Technology

Technology

As a future-oriented institution, JCAF aims to explore the intersection of art and technology in the 21st century.

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

JCAF aims to present pioneering exhibitions of museum quality that are grounded in rigorous research, develop a critical discourse and help to generate knowledge.

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