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RMB Latitudes Talks, presented by Strauss & Co

RMB Latitudes is thrilled to partner with Strauss & Co to offer three unmissable conversations on Friday 26 May. Be sure to book your seats as space is limited.

Venue: Mezzanine at Shepstone Gardens 



Date: Friday, 26 May 

Venue: Mezzanine at Shepstone Gardens 

12:30 - 13:15

Introduction to Buying Art

A Toolbox for understanding how to build a collection


Wilhelm van Rensburg, Senior Art Specialist, Strauss & Co

Arisha Maharaj, Art Specialist, Strauss & Co

Richard “Specs” Ndimande, Art Specialist, Strauss & Co


Date: Friday, 26 May 

Venue: Mezzanine at Shepstone Gardens 

15:30 - 16:15

20 works that define the last decade of art from Africa

Three esteemed curators and an arts writer come together at RMB Latitudes 2023 to present the past era’s essential artworks. Picking only 20 works is a fundamentally impossible project, but our speakers take a stab at it. They will justify why and how each of their 5 selected works has pioneered a style, ignited a dialogue, shaped a trend, or expanded the bounds of art.


Azu Nwagbogu, Director, African Artists' Foundation (AAF), Nigeria 

Alastair Meredith, Art Specialist, Strauss & Co

Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator at Remai Modern, Canada 

Sean O'Toole, Arts Writer


Date: Friday, 26 May 

Venue: Mezzanine at Shepstone Gardens 

17:00 - 17:45

Changemakers & Rule-Breakers

The contemporary art ecosystem within an African context has changed rapidly over the past 10 years. Without established infrastructures in many countries, the growth of our industry relies on nimble innovation, financial resourcefulness, collaboration, social responsibility and courage. Who are the artists, curators, writers, gallery owners, collectors, auctioneers and museum directors changing the rulebook and building the future zeitgeist? And what makes them different?


Roelof Petrus van Wyk, Ph.D, Director, Social Impact Arts Prize 

Nkhensani Mkhari, Special Projects Curator, RMB Latitudes 

Susie Goodman, Executive Director, Strauss & Co

Pule Taukobong, Collector, founding partner at CRE Venture Capital, Partner at Latitudes Online

Further Reading In Articles

African Artist Directory

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