One of the most important
changes and developments for Africa is the increased force of China. When we
look outside we still mostly look at Europe or the U.S. when these are of
We invited a select group of
artists to participate in an exhibition titled: “Consider China”. This is our
4th ‘Inspiration’ exhibition where we present the artists with a new theme from which to work and provide them with some inspiration.
In preparation for this exhibition the
gallery organized an all day workshop at the COLLECTIVE on March 13th. The
workshop included breakfast and with a break for a Chinese lunch.
Dr. Ross Anthony for the Centre of
Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University and Kristin Hua Yang of the Centre for
Visual Arts at UKZN Pietermaritzburg presented a comprehensive and diverse
picture covering art, social, environmental, financial and political issues of
our relationship with China.
It is an interesting time for
Africa and it is good for us, as artists, to investigate what political, social
and environmental changes will be happening to the continent.
Colbert Mashile "The Silk Road"
Chun Ming Yang "Chaos no. 2"
Diane Victor "Coiler"
Faye Spencer "The Rising Beast- Intellectual Paranoia Series"
Jeannie Kinsler "Girl"
Kristin Hua Yang
Chun Ming Yang
Floris van Zyl
Di van Wyk
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