in_herit Festival – Heritage Day Events

By philip
23 September 2013

For Heritage Day, Iziko Museums of SA and their Company Garden Precinct partners have lined up a week of family entertainment, education and events celebrating our heritage. To check the programme, which is particularlty full on Heritage Day – Tuesday 24 September – click here.

The SA Jewish Museum, for example has an open talk by Jens Hoffmann, titled THE EXHIBITIONAS A DRAMATIC CONSTRUCTUON, on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 4pm.  This talk has been made possible by the  Michaelis School of Fine Art in association with the South African Jewish Museum.

Jens Hoffmann will discuss a trilogy of exhibitions he organized for the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco all of which were based on iconic American novels: The Wizard of Oz (2008), Moby Dick (2009), and Huckleberry Finn (2010). The exhibitions explored the relationship between art, politics and cultural history through the lens of literature to reveal how elements such as time, process, movement and space can form the nexus of an exhibition, turning it into a dynamic set of juxtapositions as opposed to simply as a static environment in a neutral space.

Jens Hoffmann is an exhibition maker and writer based in New York. He is currently Deputy Director and Head of Exhibition and Public Programs at the Jewish Museum in New York.

WHERE: SA Jewish Museum, 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town
WHEN: Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 4pm
BOOKINGS & INFO: For bookings and further information: 021 465-1546 or