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“Artinsure is delighted to be in partnership with the Turbine Art Fair for the second year running in sponsoring the Talks Programme as well as co-sponsor of the JAG exhibition. The 2016 Talks Programme will offer art lovers an insight into a broad range of art related subjects which will be presented by select specialists and artists. This association strengthens and reinforces Artinsure’s position as the leader in art insurance” says Gordon Massie MD Artinsure



TAF Talks



Saturday 16 July 2016

Times Speaker Title Description
11:00 – 12:00 Christopher Till – Director of the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and previously of the Johannesburg Art Gallery and Museums

Musha Neluheni -Curator of Contemporary Collections at Johannesburg Art Gallery

Moderator: Jillian Carman

FRANCISCO GOYA & DIANE VICTOR: THERE IS ONLY LIGHT AND SHADOW A highlighting of some of the remarkable works on paper from the collection of Johannesburg Art Gallery, with a particular focus on Francisco Goya and Diane Victor etchings. Two generations of JAG contributors will share history on the collection and the institution and reflect on the production of both artists who’s works will be exhibited “in conversation” as a special project for TAF16.


13:30 – 14:30 Patrice Deparpe – Director of the Musée Matisse

Professor Federico Freschi – Executive Dean: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, University of Johannesburg


Co-curators of the first solo Matisse exhibition in Africa talk about the works on show at Standard Bank Gallery. The exhibition includes works made during Matisse’s student years until just before his death in 1954, mostly from the collection of the Musée Matisse. The complete set of Jazz Prints created using collaged paper cut-outs are central to the exhibition.

15:00 – 16:00 Hlengiwe Vilakati

Mlungisi Kongisa

Blessing Ngobeni

Zwelethu Machepe

#UNPLUGGED – MK & Artist Personal stories and anecdotes from up and coming individuals who are going global and making waves in the visual arts.




Sunday 17 July 2016

 11:00 – 12:00 Warren Siebrits – Advisor and passionate art advocate WALTER BATTISS: I INVENTED MYSELF An in-depth look at the work and life of Walter Battiss with Warren Siebrits, curator of the WAM exhibition Walter Battiss: “I Invented Myself” The Jack Ginsberg Collection. Signing of copies of the accompanying exhibition book will take place.
12:30 – 13:30 Harriet Gilfillan -valuer of fine art and partner of Gilfillan Scott-Berning, previously with Christies Fine Art Auctioneers

Alastair Meredith – Specialist, Strauss & Co

Makgati Molebatsi
Board member of Bag Factory Artist Studios and mentor.
FOR LOVE AND MONEY – Value, Restoration, Conservation of Art, Fakes & Forgeries An outlining of the principles of value creation and loss in artwork, how value of art is established and influenced and the importance of good care and conservation in longevity. Speakers will discuss the consequences of damage to an artwork’s value as well as what can be achieved through restoration.
14:00 – 15:00 Hlengiwe Vilakati

Matthew Dowdle

MJ Turpin

Vusi Beauchamp

#UNPLUGGED – Kalashnikovv Gallery Personal stories and anecdotes from up and coming individuals who are going global and making waves in the visual arts.