Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ceramic Installation with Projected Animation Exhibition Details


Five Clawed Dragon - Ceramic Installation with Projected animation,
titled and the ship sails on.
Image by Lukasz Pater

PRESS RELEASE
Collaborations/Articulations Exhibition, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg.
Official Opening Function
 Monday, 09 May 2011, 18h00 for 18h30,

Opening for viewing: Weekdays from 09:00 – 16:00 from 5 to 24 May 2011
Venue: FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park.

The FADA Collaborations/Articulations Exhibition, curated and initiated by artist and writer Brenden Gray, presents new works and collaborative projects instigated by creative practitioners in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), University of Johannesburg. The works presented on the show have been generated through an intensive process of dialogue between individual FADA practitioners and their selected collaborators over a period of a year.  Nine exciting, new projects will be presented:  

‘The Underground, the Surface and Edges’: A Hauntology of Johannesburg
Curators, researchers, artists and arts writers Leora Farber and Anthea Buys

Unit for Measure III
Art critic Mary Corrigall, performance and installation artist Bronwyn Lace and installation artist Vaughn Sadie

Love me as I am
Artists Shonisani  Maphangwa, Mphopho Rangoato and filmmaker Thenjiwe Nkosi

The Ship Sails On
Ceramicist Eugene Hön working with Lukasz Pater of the UJ Multimedia department)
Design development of projected animation.

Spring-Cleaning: Death in Varanasi
Performance artist Myer Taub, photographer and video artist Nadine Hutton, and film-maker and writer John Trengove

Great Dodecahedron Stellation
Sculptor Gordon Froud and Professor Emeritus Jos Lurie

A Study of the Vulnerable: Gyps coprotheres (Cape Vulture)                                                                          
Artist Rosalind Cleaver and The Ditsong Museum of Natural History, Bird Collection
Secret/Wish
Artists Landi Raubenheimer and Paul Cooper

Paper collaborations/articulations with the Phumani Archive Mill                                                              
Phumani Archive Mill: Kim Berman, Mandy Coppes, Nkosinathi Ndlandla, Thamsanqa Tshabalala, Dumisani Dlamini. artist and writer Brenden Gray, painter Inge Hyson, author-designer Deirdre Pretorius information designer, Sidhika Sooklal.  

As a whole, the 2011 Collaborations/Articulations project explores the “articulating potentials of collaboration” and the capacity of cross-disciplinary work to generate new forms of practice and reflection.  The exhibition demonstrates how creative practices can speak to and with other practices in the social world and how collaborative creative practices can generate new knowledge. Visitors can expect to see a variety of manifestations of hybrid works including video, sculpture, installation, performance, paper-based works, drawing and site-specific work.  The exhibition also includes open-ended textual contributions by the featured practitioners that visitors can read in engaging with their respective works.
 
Please join us for the opening function of the FADA 2011 Collaborations/Articulations exhibition at the FADA Gallery, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg Bunting Road Campus on Monday 9 May 2011 for the opening function programme. 

Opening function programme:

18h30:  An opening address by artist, educator and researcher David Andrew, Head of the Visual Arts Division, Wits School of the Arts.

18h45:  The launch of Landi Raubenheimer and Paul Cooper’s Secret/Wish.

19h00:  The launch of the eagerly awaited edited volume, ‘On Making: Integrating Approaches to Practice-Led Research (edited by Leora Farber)

19h45: A once-off screening of Anthea Buys and Leora Farber’s curated video programme, ‘The Underground, the Surface and Edges: a Hauntology of Johannesburg’.  School of Hospitality and Tourism.
                 

1 comment:

John Shirley said...

The image with the floral design is absolutely stunning. Can't wait to see the whole thing up and running. All the best for Monday