in partnership with Spier
you to the opening of three exhibitions
OFFSIDE: CAPE TOWN
by DAVID LURIE
Judge Dennis Davis
150 Participating artists including Ricky
Ayanda Dyaloyi, Liza Grobler, Marlise Keith, Nomthunzi Mashalaba and Xolile
by MZIMKHULU MANYISANE
Opening at the AVA Gallery at
Monday, 28 June 2010 at 18h00
Exhibition Closes Friday,
23 July 2010 at
David Lurie - Long Street
David Lurie an internationally renowned
photographer employs the Main Gallery with his exhibition Offside: Cape Town
2010. This evocative photographic exhibition focuses on the peripheries of
Cape Town society at a time when all eyes are focused on what the South
propaganda would have us believe is the pinnacle of national importance and
success; the World Cup. Offside: Cape Town 2010 is a counter point to
the mass media branding of the World Cup by politicians and corporate sponsors
as an African world cup, as a world cup for the people. This selection of
photographs deconstructs and explores the irony and inherent contradictions
the media that has turned a blind eye to the realities of poverty, mass
inequality and xenophobia in order to line the pockets of the chosen few.
The Creative Block is a project
that invites both emerging and established African artists to transform standard
wooden blocks (18 cm by 18 cm by 2.2 cm). Without restricting the
expression, the common format has proved to promote fresh, inventive exploration
among even the most established of styles. With some sixty artists submitting
works regularly once a month, more than a hundred and fifty artists have
contributed to the project since its inception six years ago.
the 3rd of July, a competition will be held to encourage art lovers to compile
collections of Creative Blocks. These small collections will be reviewed by a
panel of judges (Gabriel Clark- Brown editor of the South African Art times,
Kirsty Cockerill director of the AVA Gallery and Melvyn Minnaar a prominent art
and wine critic) the winner will receive a Creative Block of their choice
courtesy of the Creative Block.
Ordinary People an
Paintings by Mzimkhulu Manyisane
employs the Artstrip. Manyisane's interest lies in capturing the extraordinary
in the ordinary, his keen colour sense and obsessive mark making bring a dynamic
expressionistic stance to the social realism of his subject matter.
Urbanization, migration and community are negotiated with rhythm
The exhibition closes at 1 pm on the
25th of June 2010
Aggenbach, Lynette Bester, Stuart Bird, Matthew Blackman, Kevin Brand, Katherine
Bull, Karen Cronje, Connor Cullinan, Justin Fiske, Carol-Anne Gainer, Jonathan
Garnham, Svea Josephy, Anton Karstel, Marlise Keith, Tim Leibbrandt,
Littlewort, Virginia MacKenny, Charles Maggs, Lindile Magunya, Bettina
Malcomess, Richard Mason, Xolani Moshani, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Anet Noval, Jo
O'Connor, Colin Payne, Jeremy Puren, Willie Saayman, David Scadden, Linda
Stupart, Michael Taylor, Johann van der Schijff, Max Wolpe, Ed Young, Dale
Curated by the AVA Football Club
Goal, rather than referring to the accident in a soccer game when a player
kicks the ball across their own goal line, is a reflection upon goals in the
personal and possessive sense.
Goals or milestones in life can be
elusive to attain, they can be hidden or explicit, impossible or mundane.
Sometimes milestones even come about as the result of an accidental or
Own Goal in this context is interested in the
psychology of the moment when a particular milestone is achieved or identified.
Association for Visual
35 Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa
hours: Weekdays 10h00 to 17h00,
Saturdays 10h00 to 13h00
Fax: +27-21 423-2637,
Wine at the opening is kindly
sponsored by Spier
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