!Kauru Contemporary African Art presents CLOSE, a contemporary art exhibition curated by Zingisa Nkosinkulu (South Africa), Violet Nantume (Uganda) and Nyambura M. Waruingi (Kenya).
CLOSE features works by 11 established and emerging artists from Africa and the African diaspora including Lungiswa Gqunta (SA), Yaye Kassamali (Kenya-USA), Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda), Lady Skollie (SA), Jenny Nijenhuis (SA), Henry “Mzili” Mujunga (Uganda), Nondumiso Msimanga (SA), Athi-Patra Ruga (SA), Neo Musangi (Kenya), Minette Vári (SA), and James Muriuki (Kenya).
CLOSE relates to proximity, it can be considered to be tension-ridden and to illuminate experiences of ambivalence, delirium and entanglement. The exhibition interrogates tension as a critical moment of reflection on the liminal spaces between things and beings, sex and desire. Contemporary artworks will explore themes of proximity, intimacy, personal space, tension, between things, perspiration, violence, discomfort, gender binaries, and breathlessness.
Participating: Lungiswa Gqunta * Yaye Kassamali Stacey Gillian Abe * Lady Skollie * Jenny Nijenhuis * Henry `Mzili` Mujunga * Nondumiso Msimanga * Athi-Patra Ruga * Neo Musangi * Minette Vari * James Muriuki *
JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY
Address: Cnr Klein and King George Str, Joubert Park
Tel: (011) 725 3130
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00.
MORE EVENTS IN JOHANNESBURG
|JOHANNESBURG - UJ ART GALLERY|
Opening: Wednesday 15 August 2018 at 18:00 for 18:30
Walkabout: Saturday 25 August 2018 at 10:00 - 12:00 Participating: Mehraneh Atashi * Marie Ange Bordas * Joel Mpah Dooh * Taiye Idahor * David Koloane * Vibha Galhotra * Diana Hyslop * Sam Nhlengethwa * Mario Macilau * Ives Maes * Kagiso Pat Mautloa * Blessing Ngobeni * Celina Portella * Usha Seejarim * Lady Skollie * Veronique Tadjo * Myer Taub * Pat Ward Williams * Alberta Whittle
|JOHANNESBURG - THE WHITE HOUSE GALLERY|
Opening: Wednesday 15 August 2018 at 18:00
Participating: Various artists
|JOHANNESBURG - THE MARKET PHOTO WORKSHOP|
Opening: Wednesday 22 August 2018 at 18:00
Participating: Dahlia Maubane |