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Michaelis Graduate Catalogue 2017

Michaelis Graduate Catalogue 2017 View The PDF   Michaelis Graduate Exhibition catalogue – class of 2017. This exhibition forms part of a series of annual exhibitions 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 …

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars View The PDF Digital technology changed both the photography and music industries. Remember the pop song, Video Killed the Radio Star? Horn, Downes and  Whooley who wrote the lyrics in 1978 said it referred to “the concerns of the impact of modern technology”. Through the works of six photographers we now explore how …

the trouble with memory

 the trouble with memory View The PDF The trouble with memory features the work of Manfred Zylla, Erik Chevalier, Cobus van Bosch, Robert Hamblin, Nic Bothma, Niklas Zimmer, Melanie Cleary, Aneen van Rooyen & Lindeka Qampi. The trouble with memory was the title of Cobus van Bosch’s travelling museum exhibition. Using van Bosch’s paintings as …

Speechless

Speechless View The PDF Troubled by the state of the nation and rendered speechless by the dismal vaudeville of the President’s 2015 State of the Nation Address (SONA), South African comic artists present their own personal State of the Nation Address Response (SONAR). Free of captions or dialogue, these images are, quite literally, speechless – …

Threshold: climate change and environmental concern

Threshold: climate change and environmental concern View The PDF ‘Threshold’ was an exhibition of environmentally engaged art held in the Michaelis Gallery in October 2011, curated by Michaelis senior lecturer Virginia MacKenny as part of her 2011 Donald Gordon Creative Arts Award. It responded, in part, to the most pressing concern of our time: that …

domestic

domestic View The PDF Domestic violence thrives in our country because it is typically ignored by those not directly involved, and suppressed by those who are. The topic continues to be shrouded in a silence motivated by intimidation, shame and the fear of stigmatization. Sometimes financial dependence prevents victims from speaking out, and sometimes cultural …

Candice Breitz + Mohau Modisakeng

Candice Breitz + Mohau Modisakeng View The PDF Artists: Candice Breitz, Mohau Modisakeng Curator: Lucy MacGarry, Musha Neluheni Producer: Ann Roberts Essays by: Nathi Mthethwa, Lucy MacGarry, Sisonke Msimang, M. Neelika Jayawardane, Zoé Whitley, and Hlonipha Mokoena Gallery: The South African Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia Dates: 13 May 2017 – 26 November 2017

Conflux of Parallels

Conflux of Parallels View The PDF 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 …

RELIEF

RELIEF View The PDF This exhibition comprises large-scale relief prints by Vulindlela Nyoni, Gabrielle Raaff, Daniella Mooney and Peter Eastman, printed at Warren Editions in Cape Town. All the works are printed on a substrate made from cotton fabric and demonstrate different explorations of the medium of relief printing. The works included in RELIEF are …

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award View The PDF 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 …