This publication is a result of a visit to South Africa by Director of Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Glasgow, Francis McKee, at the invitation of curators Francesca Verga and Amy Watson, following a research residency in Glasgow in April 2014, as part of the British Council Connect ZA exchange programme. In March 2015 McKee visited Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town presenting his research as a practicing curator, researcher, writer and arts organisation director. McKee presented institutional shifts he instigated in CCA Glasgow with regards to open source theory and his work regarding the role of the archive in contemporary art practice. McKee’s innovative concept of shared usage of a building and institutional resources within the arts draws on open source methodologies where open source is employed as a management tool and a curatorial approach at CCA. During his two week stay in South Africa McKee delivered public talks and facilitated closed sessions with student groups and professionals at arts organisations across the three cities. In addition, McKee’s visit was accompanied by a jointly-curated programme including film screenings by UK artists in all three cities.
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