Wednesday, November 21, 2012

traversed and recorded exhibition opening...22 November

Ithuba Arts Fund's newest finds...

Toeraweg  (English translation: Then it was gone)
Aluminium Sheet fold formed and hammer textured
Farieda Nazier and Mocke JV Veuren
Join us tomorrow 22 November at 18.30, to celebrate the works of six emerging Joburg-based artists showcased at Ithuba Arts Fund brand new gallery on Juta Street. 
(Full address: 100 Juta Street, Braamfontein)

This unique group show will showcase my own and collaborative works (installations, film & performance), as well as works by Jason Larkin (photography), Mandy Johnston (sculpture), Ravi Govender (multi media), Andrew Sprawson (drawings) and Tshepo Mosopa (drawings). The exhibition is a collection of artist's responses to this year's theme traversed and recorded. 

Below, find a snippet of my own interpretation of traversed and recorded theme

"For over a century, the Johannesburg city’s buildings have undergone constant shifting effected by wave upon wave of its diverse residents. From families to businesses, homes to offices; the city has witnessed a broad demographic of settlers who varied in class, race and gender. Unlike suburban settlements that transform and expand across large areas of land due to an increasing population; townships and cities are radically changed by politics, corporates and residents, both formal and informal through demolition and reconstruction on the same area of land.   Subsequently, the city of Johannesburg has evidenced years and years of radical transformation brought about through shaping and erosion by humans and the environment alike. These changes have manifested and accumulated as unique traces within a relatively formal urban landscape..." 

                                                        Ithuba Arts Exhibition Catalogue 2012

I would like to thank my collaborators Mocke JV Veuren and Thami Hector Manekhla for their contributions to the artworks. Further the funders of the After Math production - National Arts Council, Ithuba Arts Fund, University of Johannesburg, Aluvault, Apartheid Museum, Blackbird Projects, NEC, Brian Golombick and Christa Van Zyl graphic design. 

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