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Michaelis Graduate Catalogue 2017

 Michaelis Graduate Exhibition catalogue – class of 2017. This exhibtion forms part of a series of annual exhibtions held by Michaelis Galleries. This show is for the students the point of departure into a promising future. For art-lovers it has become a tradition to see the newest crop of talented and ambitious young artists.

Beyond Binaries

Artists: various Curated by: Qala! curatorial collective (Russel Hlongwane, Robin Moodley, Mario Pissarra Essays by: Mario Pissarra Galleries: Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban; Durban Art Gallery, Durban; Kwazulu Natal Society of Arts Dates: 10 November 2016 – 13 November 2016, 11 December 2016 – 19 February 2017,  22 February 2017 – 19 March 2017

Vasant

Read Return to Library This unceasing emergence of the new, an ancient and infinite cycle, is a leitmotif in Amita Makan’s work, and it’s brought to beautiful fruition in Vasant: Spring. Some of the concepts that inform her works – usually reflected or hinted at in the titles of the pieces – draw on ancient …

Landscape and Star

Read Return to Library   As a painter, Maritz has harboured a life-long fascination with the seductions of surface and layering; the inherent tensions of painterly depth. The titles of his paintings are often a tongue-in-cheek play on the confusing meanings of words, and the inscrutable similarities and differences between English and Afrikaans. The paintings …

Kusina Amai Hakuendwe

Read Return to Library The title of this exhibition and the content of the exhibited paintings reflects the trauma of separation from the artist’s homeland. Kusina Amai Hakuendwe is a Shona saying that can be loosely translated to mean “do not stray too far from your Mother’s umbilical chord.” Muchatuta explains the phrase further: “When …

Conflux of Parallels

Read Return to Library Using virtual reality and augmented reality installations along with a selection of videos displayed on projectors and iPads, Conflux of Parallels serves as an exploration of our relationship with the virtual world. The ways in which the Virtual and the Real concurrently reflect each other present us with ever-evolving approaches to …

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award

Read Return to Library Once again South Africa’s only mobile visual art and design cross over award takes art  to the public. This catalogue marks the second SA Taxi Foundation Art Award, an innovation marrying the world of art, design and taxis. The award is unique in the South African visual arts community in that …

Kabba ka Muwala [The Girl’s Basket]

Read Return to Library The travelling exhibition ‘Kabbo Ka Muwala – The Girl’s Basket’ presents contemporary artistic perspectives on African migration with emphasis on Southern and Eastern Africa. It is a joint project of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Makerere Art Gallery in Kampala, Städtische Galerie (Municipal Art Gallery) Bremen, and Carl von Ossietzky …

Selfie Fulfilling Prophecy

Read Return to Library Keck has sourced a multitude of images – predominantly profile pictures – from online dating platforms which inform the subject matter of her work. The artist investigates the culture and construction of online identities through self-portrayal. The figures are depicted without facial features which creates anonymity to the portraits and entrenches …

A Place in Time Vol 1 & Vol 2

Participating artists: BETH DIANE ARMSTRONG [SOUTH AFRICA] | CAROLINE BITTERMANN [GERMANY] | SEAN BLEM [SWITZERLAND] | WILLEM BOSHOFF [SOUTH AFRICA] | JONI BRENNER [SOUTH AFRICA] | JENNA BURCHELL [SOUTH AFRICA] | ANTON BURDAKOV [UNITED KINGDOM/UKRAINE] | DUNCAN CAMPBELL [UNITED KINGDOM] | MAT CHIVERS [UNITED KINGDOM] | MARCO CIANFANELLI [SOUTH AFRICA] | REBECCA CHESNEY [UNITED KINGDOM] …