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"renew the linoleum"
1999-12-11 until 2000-01-22
Ibis Art Centre
ZA South Africa
Millennium: An arbitrary chunk of time. An artificial construct. We stand
poised, at the threshold, as though we're entering another room. Looking
forward and backward. Taking stock. And then, tentatively, we inch our way
across this new linoleum into (more of the same in the guise of) a new era,
a new style, and a keener sensibility.
At this time, it seems as though everyone is planning to be somewhere else.
Quieter country places are a favourite, 'safer' destination; and the village
of Nieu-Bethesda faces inundation. So, how is the insular art gallery to
respond? Either to ignore the occasion and leave it to the weighty or - to
concede and to lay out...
works for the new linoleum:
clementina VAN DER WALT
As it turns out, four artists who have attachment to the town of
Nieu-Bethesda, currently find themselves playing with time. Looking forward
and backward. Each of these has been persuaded to consolidate their work
into an installation, for exhibition, at the end of the year at the Ibis Art