HISTORY OF ART

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Dr Rory Bester

Head of Department

Research interests: South African photography, contemporary South African art.

Supervision areas: archival theory and practice, art criticism, biographical methodologies, contemporary African art, curatorial theory and practice, exhibition histories, photographic histories, postcolonial theory.

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Room 212 ,Second Floor, Wits School of Arts
Email: rory.bester@wits.ac.za

 

Joni Brenner

Principal Tutor

Research interests: Portraiture, repetition, African photography, beadwork, art and science.
Supervision areas: Portraiture.

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Room 212 , Second Floor, Wits School of Arts
Telephone+27 (11)  717 4602
Emailjoni.brenner@wits.ac.za

Dr Nicola Cloete

Lecturer

Research interests: Slavery in South Africa, Gender Studies, Memory Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Race Theory, Visual Studies, Post-Colonialism.
Supervision areas: Cultural studies, Feminist theory, Visual Studies, Film Theory, Performance Studies, Post-colonialism, Critical Race Theory, Gender Studies.

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Room 225, Second Floor, Wits School of Arts
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4644
Emailnicola.cloete@wits.ac.za

Nontobeko Ntombela

Lecturer

Research interests: contemporary African art, curatorial and exhibition practices.
Supervision areas: visual politics in curatorial and exhibition practices; art in the public sphere, which includes Site-specific art – permanent and temporary, performative and installation; performance art; politics in the construction of public art institutions; exhibition histories; function and construction archives; and theory and practice of biography.

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Room 214, Second Floor, Wits School of Arts
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4611
Emailnontobeko.ntombela@wits.ac.za

Stacey Vorster

Lecturer

Research interests: Postcolonialism in contemporary South African and African art; archival theory and practice; public art; early 20th century South African art and exhibition practice;curating and exhibition histories; modernisms and modernities; gender and queer politics; art education
Supervision areas: Curating and exhibition histories; modernisms and modernities; postcolonialism in contemporary South African and African art; early 20th century South African art and exhibition practice; art education

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Room 214, Second Floor, WSOA Building.
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4603
Emailstacey.vorster@wits.ac.za

Dr Justine Wintjes

Lecturer

Research interests: historical material culture in southern Africa including rock art; art and science, especially archaeology and botany; object biographies; archives.
Supervision areas: Art-historical approaches to rock art, intersections between ethnography, anthropology, archaeology and history of art, archival studies, landscape studies, art museums in Africa, community arts.

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Room 216, Second Floor, Wits School of Arts
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4610 
Emailjustine.wintjes@wits.ac.za

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