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"Art and the Body"
2000-05-02 until 2000-06-30
Unisa Art Gallery
ZA South Africa
The depiction of the body throughout art history has been a long and complex one. From traditional imaging of the body in the Rennaissance, religious iconography, Greek kouros figures and the nineteenth century venus figure, notions of identity have been constructed through specific representations of the body in art.
Come view an exciting variety of contemporary artworks dealing with issues which include performance, abjection, masquerade, disability, fragmentation, depiction of children, 'othering', exoticism, power, control and identity, as confronted by a wide range of artists. The artists have used an innovative and eclectic selection of mediums and techniques to play on representations of the body in art. These include video, photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, performance and puppetry.
The exhibition will represent artworks by selected students from Unisa, Pretoria Technikon, Pretoria University, and professional artists. The exhibition will be used to coincide with our student workshops in May. The exhibition will be open to the public.
You are also invited to a forum, on 16th May, at 19h00, in the gallery to discuss art and the body in contemporary Fine Arts practice.