After an eight year tenure with Iziko Museums of Cape Town, Professor HC (Jatti) Bredekamp has retired as the Chief Executive Officer. This prolific educator, historian, researcher, writer and leader was appointed as the first black CEO of the organisation in 2002. He shares some of his experiences, recalling being impressed by the collective professional expertise within the organisation and its supporting services.
This November, In Context will be presented at the Iziko South African National Gallery, as a single and cohesive exhibition. Curated by Liza Essers, the exhibition will present work by a diverse group of contemporary international and South African artists who explore the dynamics and tensions of place, in reference to the African continent and its varied and complex iterations, and to South Africa in particular. The works – wide-ranging, frequently provocative – engage with a number of pressing questions about space, context, and geography.