Johannesburg

!Kauru Contemporary African Art - And Counting

May 23 - Jul 14 2019       King George St, Joubert Park, City Centre
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Gladys Kalichini, Burial, Erasing Erasure 2017, video installation
Gladys Kalichini, Burial, Erasing Erasure 2017, video installation
!Kauru Contemporary African Art, a collaborative platform showcasing contemporary art by artists from across Africa, presents And Counting, a group exhibition curated by Tšhegofatso Mabaso (South Africa) and Julia Taonga Kaseka (Zambia) that reflects on South Africa's 25 years of democracy. The exhibition includes works by major African artists working in a variety of media such as Aaron Mulenga (Zambia), David Koloane (SA), Ernest Cole (SA), Gladys Kalichini (Zambia), Ranjith Kally (SA), Sam Nhlengethwa (SA) and Stary Mwaba (Zambia).

Showcasing work taken from both private collections in Zambia and from the Johannesburg Art Gallery public collection, the exhibition reflects on the nature of archives, the way in which history and collective memory is recorded and how national identities are molded and fostered in 21st Century democracies.  

In conjunction with the exhibition there are also a number of free public events:
Thu May 23 18:00–20:00, Opening event 
Sat May 25 11:00–13:00, Africa Day Workshop led by Julia Taonga Kaseka on collective memory as a sharing of knowledge from selected time periods.
Sun May 26 13:00–15:00 Guided walkabout
Tue Jun 18 10:00–14:00 Creative Conversations: Youth and the Future of Art Workshop

Date

Venue

May 23 2019 - Jul 14 2019
Johannesburg Art Gallery
King George St, Joubert Park, City Centre
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Price/Additional Info

Admission free

Website

kauru.co.za/ www.facebook.com/KauruAfricanContemporaryArtProject
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