Daily Archives: June 10, 2016

Le programme international d’acquisitions « Initiative d’Art mondial Guggenheim UBS MAP » fait escale à la South London Gallery

Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today (Sous le même soleil : l’art de l’Amérique latine d’aujourd’hui ) 10 juin – 4 septembre 2016

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LONDRES, 10 juin 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Marquant la première grande collaboration entre le Guggenheim et le Royaume-Uni, l’exposition Under the Same Sun : Art from Latin America todayouvre ses portes aujourd’hui, le 10 juin 2016, à la South London Gallery (SLG).

Installation view: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, South London Gallery, June 10-September 4, 2016. Photo: Andy Stagg

Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160608/376862

Lieu : South London Gallery
Adresse : 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH
DATES : 10 juin – 4 septembre 2016
SITE WEB : www.southlondongallery.org

L’exposition fait partie de l’Initiative d’Art mondial Guggenheim UBS MAP, un programme pluriannuel d’acquisitions visant à renforcer le rayonnement international de la collection permanente du musée Guggenheim. Après l’Amérique latine, Under the Same Sun présentera sa réflexion conceptuelle sur la pratique de l’art contemporain au sud de Londres, qui abrite une des plus importantes communautés latino-américaines d’Europe. Grâce au soutien d’UBS, la présentation du Guggenheim marquera également l’ouverture au public du nouvel espace d’exposition de la South London Gallery, qui n’est autre que l’ancienne caserne de pompiers de Peckham Road.

L’exposition a été organisée par Pablo León de la Barra, curateur pour l’Amérique latine de l’Initiative Guggenheim UBS MAP, en collaboration avec l’équipe de la South London Gallery. Elle met à l’honneur des œuvres nouvellement acquises réalisées par plus de quarante artistes utilisant des supports et des styles d’expression variés (installation, peinture, performance, photographie, sculpture et vidéo). Les artistes suivants participent à l’exposition : Jennifer Allora et Guillermo Calzadilla, Carlos Amorales, Alexander Apóstol, Tania Bruguera, Luis Camnitzer,Marianna Castillo Deball, Alejandro Cesarco, Raimond Chaves et Gilda Mantilla, Donna Conlon et Jonathan Harker, Adriano Costa, Eduardo Costa, Minerva Cuevas, Jonathas de Andrade, Wilson Diaz, Rafael Ferrer, Regina José Galindo, Mario García Torres, Tamar Guimarães, Federico Herrero, Alfredo Jaar, Claudia Joskowicz, Runo Lagomarsino, David Lamelas et Hildegarde Duane, Marta Minujín, Carlos Motta, Iván Navarro, Rivane Neuenschwander, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Amalia Pica, Wilfredo Prieto, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Gabriel Sierra, Javier Téllez, Erika Verzutti et Carla Zaccagnini.

Under the Same Sun explore la diversité des réponses créatives des artistes à des réalités communes complexes. Présentant le travail d’artistes nés après 1968, ainsi que celui de plusieurs précurseurs de la scène internationale des années 1960 et 1970, dont bon nombre ont été influencés par une histoire coloniale et contemporaine commune, des gouvernements répressifs, des crises économiques et l’inégalité sociale, parallèlement à des périodes de prospérité économique régionale, de développement et de progrès. Plusieurs projets ont été commandés spécialement pour la South London Galler, dont les suivants :

  • Sur un écran situé au centre de Londres, l’artiste chilien Alfredo Jaar présente la première projection britannique de A Logo for America (Un Logo pour l’Amérique), une œuvre initialement affichée sur un panneau publicitaire électronique de Times Square, à New York, en 1987.
  • En juillet et août, pour la première fois depuis plus de vingt ans, l’artiste cubaine Tania Bruguera sera en résidence au Royaume-Uni.
  • L’artiste Costa-Ricain Federico Herrero travaillera avec les habitants du quartier pour transformer une aire de jeu pour enfants de Peckham en réalisant une fresque murale originale et colorée.
  • L’artiste argentine Amalia Pica collaborera avec divers participants invités pour présenter son spectacle Asamble (2015) à Peckham Square, le 11 juin à midi.

À propos de l’Initiative d’Art mondial Guggenheim UBS MAP
L’Initiative d’Art mondial Guggenheim UBS MAP est un programme original qui offre un accès direct à l’éducation artistique et à l’art contemporain à l’échelle mondiale. Grâce à une étroite collaboration avec des artistes, des curateurs et des organisations culturelles d’Asie du Sud et du Sud-est, ainsi que d’Amérique latine, du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord, le MAP a enrichi la collection Guggenheim de plus de 125 nouvelles œuvres. Les partenariats avec des organisations culturelles telles que la South London Gallery ont de tout temps été au centre du projet, permettant d’accroître son rayonnement et son impact créatif via des supports à la fois physiques et numériques.

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise : Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa (Mais une Tempête souffle du Paradis : l’art contemporain du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord) l’exposition marquant la troisième phase du projet, est actuellement visible au musée Guggenheim de New York.

Ensemble, le Guggenheim et UBS reconnaissent la capacité de l’art contemporain à relier et inspirer les communautés, à susciter le débat, à enrichir le présent et à façonner l’avenir. Cette collaboration à long terme démontre un engagement réciproque à soutenir les artistes contemporains les plus innovants en offrant à leurs œuvres une meilleure visibilité, à New York et dans le monde entier.

Des informations sur les artistes, les curateurs et les expositions qui donnent vie à ces œuvres sont disponibles sur le site www.guggenheim.org/MAP.

Des traductions du présent communiqué de presse en espagnol, français, allemand et italien seront accessibles à l’adresse guggenheim.org/pressreleases.

President Zuma concludes his visit to Kwaggafontein, Thembisile Hani Municipality in Mpumalanga Province

President Jacob Zuma has today concluded a successful visit to Kwaggafontein in Thembisile Hani Municipality, Mpumalanga Province. The President undertook the visit as part of the Presidential Siyahlola Monitoring through which he visits communities to monitor the performance of government.

President Zuma’s visit was a fulfilment of a commitment he made to the people of Kwaggafontein in February this year while on a walkabout in Marabastad, Pretoria. The President promised to visit the area to monitor the delivery of basic services after he received complaints that the community was going through acute water shortage due to drought.

The President today visited KwaMhlanga Hospital, which had also been affected by water shortages. He was pleased to be informed that water supply to the hospital has been restored due to measures taken by various government entities. The hospital is functioning well now and the patients are receiving the proper care they deserve.

He also handed over houses to three families, who have lived in informal dwellings for many years. One of the families is headed by an 84 year old grandmother who lives with her grandchildren. Another household is headed by a 29 year old who is an orphan and lives with her two children.

Members of the community obtained the opportunity to raise their concerns during the community meeting presided over by President Zuma. One of their major concerns involved the shortage of water supply. Part of the problem is that the municipality loses a large amount of water through water leaks. In order to address this problem, the Department of Water and Sanitation has appointed Rand Water to address the issue of illegal water connections in the municipality. The purpose is to ensure that illegal water connections which contribute to water losses are done away with by installing formal connections.

Furthermore, Rand Water and Dr JS Moroka Municipality will increase their supply of water to Thembisile municipality in order to meet the current demand.

On a long term basis, Rand Water will take over the responsibility of bulk water supply and will build water treatment works, sourcing water from Loskop Dam. The water from that dam will provide a sustainable and reliable source of water supply to Thembisile Hani municipality.

Other government interventions in the area include a R3,7 billion investment by the Department of Transport to upgrade the Moloto road over the next five years. Other government entities have been busy implementing programmes that improve the quality of life of people in Thembisile Hani municipality.

One of the biggest challenges in ensuring water supply in this area is non-revenue water. The Non-revenue water, which is essentially water that is produced but lost and not properly accounted for, of this area, is estimated to be about 33% which translate to about 18Ml/d.  To address this, the Department of Water and Sanitation has appointed Rand Water to address the challenge with the intention of addressing mainly water lost through leaks and unauthorized water consumption in the area. This will immediately introduce additional water into the water supply system of the area.

A further intervention to deal with household leaks is the War on Leaks programme. For the phase 2 intake, the Mpumalanga Province has been allocated 740 learners to be trained as Artisans and Water Agents to deal with this challenge.

In addition one of the programmes by government in the area, is the electrification of houses in Sun City village outside KwaMhlanga.

There is also marked improvement in the governance of the municipality. Before the last local government elections Thembisile Hani municipality was placed under administration. Today its systems of governance have improved and it is no longer under administration.

The improvements at the municipality mirror improvements in other municipalities. In its recent publication Statistics South Africa has reported that the delivery of basic services increased between 2014 and 2015. The provision of electricity increased by 4,3 percent, water by 2,5 percent, sewerage and sanitation by 4,2 percent and solid waste management by 5,3 percent.

The report noted that Free Basic Services are provided to 12,9 million consumer units or service delivery points. A total of 2,4 million (67,8%) indigent households benefited from free water services. Free basic electricity was provided to 2,2 million (62,8%) indigent households. Free Basic Services include the provision of 6 kilolitres of water per household per month and 50kwh of electricity per household per month.

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation will monitor the implementation of the undertakings made at Kwaggafontein and keep the President informed of progress made.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa

SPECIAL YOUTH MONTH SMART ID CARD APPLICATIONS FOR 16 YEAR-OLDS

The Home Affairs Smart ID card Dedicated Office in Maponya Mall will open on Sunday, 12 June 2016, to facilitate applications by 100 identified 16-year-olds from selected schools around Soweto.

Minister Malusi Gigaba will interact with these young people as part of activities for the Youth Month celebrations. This year’s Youth Month commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Soweto Uprisings, remembering the heroics of the Class of ’76 who gallantly rose against an evil apartheid system in pursuit of a just educational system.

In this regard, the application for Smart ID cards by these identified learners -aptly coined #DHAsweet16- will contribute towards government’s objective of empowering young people to keep the legacy of the Class of 76 alive by taking advantage of available opportunities to build South Africa and change their lives while participating in democratic structures and processes.

Said Minister Gigaba: “As we commemorate the brave actions of the young people who in 1976 stood before a brutal apartheid regime to fight for our freedom, we do so conscious of the role we have to play in building a better South Africa for the youth of today. To this end, the Smart ID card will open a window of opportunities for these young people to enjoy the fruits of those who, 40 years ago, laid down their lives for the establishment of a democratic dispensation.”

Minister Gigaba will be joined by various public personalities at the event.

Source: Department of Home Affairs

Police arrest five suspects for robbery

At about 10h30 today 10 June 2016, five suspects were arrested at Auckland Park University Road after robbing a shop in Westdene. The suspects allegedly stole money, cigarettes and airtime.

After the robbery, the shopkeeper went outside the shop and saw a flying squad vehicle patrolling in the area; he then informed the police that they have been robbed by suspects in a white Mercedes Benz.

Flying squad members went on a look out for the suspects. A vehicle that matched the description was spotted at University Road, immediately the suspects were apprehended and the goods were recovered.

The suspects are facing charges of business robbery, possession of unlicensed firearms and the possession of stolen property.

Any information on corruption and members involved in criminal activities may be forwarded to the Provincial Duty General and Brigadier on cell 082 313 8299 or 082 444 4354 at all hours.

Source: Government of South Africa.

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane launches Waste Water Treatment Works in Kroonstad

The Minister for Water and Sanitation Ms Nomvula Mokonyane will officially launch the Kroonstad Waste Water Treatment Works on 14 June 2016 and engage with the community.

The Moqhaka Local Municipality has been plagued by the recent drought and has seen water levels reaching critical status over the past months. In the past week the department handed over 20 water tankers with the capacity of 18 000 litres each to add to the four existing ones.

The department has also intervened with short and medium term efforts that include drilling and refurbishment of boreholes in Kroonstad to augment the supply of water. Twenty Jojo tanks with the capacity 5 000 litres each were also handed over, with the municipality also adding another 20. That brings a total number of jojo tanks placed within the municipality to 40.

Source: Government of South Africa.