TEDxJohannesburg Salon presented by Ogojiii at the FNB JoburgArtFair.

A groundbreaking addition and highlight of the 2016 FNB JoburgArtFair is the first ever series of TEDxJohannesburg Salon Talks themed on the contemporary visual arts of Africa. TEDxJohannesburg Salon seeks to make the conversation around African visual art accessible to a broader audience.

Presented by Ogojiii magazine – the bi-monthly pan-African magazine for cutting edge perspectives on design, innovation, enterprise and current affairs from across the continent – the event features singular presentations, conversations and live performances. TEDxJohannesburg Salon takes place at Theatre on The Square, is filmed and streamed online and live within the Fair.

The speakers have been invited to respond to the idea of ART for AFRICA:

Africa is a creative power station. Art from our continent empowers us to reflect on shared experiences and unites us in our diversity. With anchors in our collective African identity, our contemporary artists consider the human and universal. Platforms that represent the multiplicity and diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production are critical. New modes of thinking about art have also led to a transformation of the work we do, the things we make, and the lives we live.

Culture is being formed in artist studios, on the street and online. Digital innovation and increased connectivity have given creative work greater reach and influence, transcending traditional boundaries of geography and language. Our TEDxJohannesburg Salon event asks three simple questions: How is art changing us? How is art changing our world? And most pertinently, how might those changes help to shape Africa’s future?

Date: Saturday 10 September
Time: 10:00 – 14:30
Venue: Theatre on the Square, Sandton
Cost: R400
Tickets for purchase: www.tedxjohannesburg.co.za