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Apart / A Part

11 November 2020

A group exhibition showing socially distant art

It can feel heavy with longing, and heavy with longing, in my mind, is preferable to hollow, which one also feels. If I'm heavy with longing, at least I have some idea of what I want.
- Robert Pinsky

Apart / A Part is not intended to explore the banality nor the cliche of lockdown art. The intention of this group exhibition is to delve into the human psyche, to explore the longing, the reflection, and the horror of living social distant lives: as artists we almost universally create in isolation. Solitude provides rich and fertile soil for creation, we are no strangers to it. However, what has become apparent over the past few months is an interesting manifestation of the longing of the human psyche for connection. Within the pandemic zeitgeist, three universal themes have emerged as indicators of where the human soul searches for connection. These themes: The Mundane, The Sublime and The Abject, are reflected in the work created by selected invited artists. Within these spheres, we see the reflection of the human condition as it manifests when connections are stretched, severed or temporarily suspended. As the artists submitted work for this exhibition an interesting phenomenon emerged: the themes overlapped, they intermingled, it became a beautiful organic process, completely unplanned. I have come to realize that all of life is essentially a dance on the precipice between the mundane, sublime and abject.

Laurette de Jager (Curator)

Participating: Various artists

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Address: The Arts Association of Bellville, Carel van Aswegen Street, Belville, Cape Town
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Tangled Dreams

Participating: Alexia Vogel

Opening: Tuesday 26 January 2021 - 2 March 2021

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