Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation

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

A Research Initiative of the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation

 

The inaugural edition of the JCAF Journal: Interdisciplinary Knowledge from the South. No. 1 is available online for free. The journal is the culmination of the first three years of research at JCAF under the theme Female Identities in the Global South.

The journal is divided into three sections. The first section presents an epistemological understanding of the creation of knowledge from the South. The second section explores JCAF’s institutional model in relation to the urban and technological landscape of Johannesburg. In the third section, writers, curators, artists and architects respond to our first three exhibitions: Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South (2020), Liminal Identities in the Global South (2021) and Kahlo, Sher-Gil, Stern: Modernist Identities in the Global South (2022).

As a philanthropic institution, JCAF aims actively to create the conditions for generating knowledge in Johannesburg and to be part of the networks of artists, intellectuals, knowledge communities and institutions in the Global South. This journal, in particular, reflects a collective engagement with the artistic practices of women artists, and demonstrates our commitment to establishing new dialogues across disciplines and within the South.

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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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