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Waiting

8 November 2018 - 1 December 2018

'Waiting' is an exhibition of new work by Sam Nhlengethwa exploring the myriad ways in which we find ourselves occupied by this state of being.
 
What are we waiting for? In certain works, the answer appears self-evident: an empty stage of instruments on stands overlooking a packed audience, a person loitering beside a pole, a group of commuters on the side of the road. But upon closer inspection of these quotidian scenes, more questions arise. Who is doing the waiting? What qualities do these people share?
 
For Nhlengethwa this theme emerges from universal experience. ‘We all see people waiting and sometimes we become victims of waiting,’ says Nhlengethwa. 
 
By depicting these scenarios through the rich figurative mediums of lithographic prints, mixed media collage and tapestry, Nhlengethwa vividly draws our attention to this distinction, making us acutely aware of the stories of waiting experienced in the everyday lives of South Africans. And through his ongoing depiction of mineworkers, also reflecting the harsh lived realities more hidden from view.

Participating: Sam Nhlengethwa

VENUE:

GOODMAN GALLERY
Address: 163 Jan Smuts Ave. Parkwood
Tel: 011 788 1113
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30. Saturday 09:30 - 16h00.



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Lhola Amira, Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Peter Eastman, Frances Goodman, Kate Gottgens, Cyrus Kabiru, Alexandra Karakashian, Johann Louw, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Jody Paulsen, Usha Seejarim, ,Marinella Senatore, Marlene Steyn, Simon Stone, Pierre Vermeulen, Ed Young and Asha Zero

Opening: Thursday 29 November 2018 at 18:00 - 19 January 2019

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