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"SCRATCHING THE SURFACE Vol.1: An Exhibition in Partnership with Spier"
2008-08-05 until 2008-08-21
AVA - Association for Visual Arts
Cape Town, ,
ZA South Africa
Scratching the Surface Vol.1 at AVA in Cape Town from August 5 to 21 , 2008, combines new and re-visited visual and performance work by artists working individually and in collaboration, between places on the planet that are becoming less and less disparate as we charge ahead to a global imagining. The result of the first curatorial project of Gabi Ngcobo and Mwenya Kabwe as collective manje-manje projects (m-mp), the exhibition functions as a site for research and experimentation. Triggered by a desire to obliterate - reveal - satisfy - mark - damage, the contagious act of scratching suggests contact between surfaces: walls, grounds, steel, skin etc, the proverbial 'itch' transferred to scratch card and suitcase for the gambler and nomad respectively.
Scratching the Surface Vol. 1 serves as experiential experiment in exhibition making across continuously blurring artistic disciplines. Much like the dated experience of scratching lesson notes onto a slate, the curatorial process becomes a loop of scratching, re-membering, cleaning, scratching, remembering, cleaning and scratching further hopefully learning, cleaning, scratching...
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Julian Jonker & Garth Erasmus
Kemang Wa Lehulere
Alude Mahali, Katy Streek & Penny Youngleson
Wine at the opening is kindly sponsored by Spier www.spierwines.co.za
Robin Rhode - Untitled, Microphone
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