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The Michaelis School of Fine Art would like to invite you to a Nancy Dantas lunchtime lecture, titled: ‘Mr Min Meets Marcel’

Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Commerce Lecture Theatre
Commerce Building
37 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town

In her talk, Dantas will address the image and material existence of dust as a signifier, index and trope within the archive, history and art. Her discussion will seek to provide insights into our attraction to this powdery substrate of time and will evoke an array of conversing figures.

Nancy Dantas holds the position of Liaison Officer and serves the Honours Curatorship Programme, held jointly by Michaelis’ Centre for Curating the Archive and Iziko Museums of South Africa. She completed her MA in Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism at the University of Essex under the supervision of Prof Margaret Iversen and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Curatorial Studies and Exhibition Organization, awarded to her by the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa. She graduated in Communication Science from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2001. Over the past 10 years, she has worked as a curator, independent collections manager, project manager, freelance press liaison, editorial assistant and translator. She was born in 1976 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dantas has organised a small number of exhibitions including Thin Air with Michael Biberstein, Fernando Calhau, Ivan Grubanov, Ana Manso; Quantos Queres with Markus Amm, John Beech, Michal Budny, Sean Edwards, Germaine Kruip, João Seguro, and MARZlive with Julian Rosefeldt, Johanna Billing, Matt Stokes, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Filmgruppe West (Michaela Eichwald, Kai Althoff, Ralf Schaf).

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