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  • For Sale Project Dual Exhibition 2018, Abolition and the interchange of time

    For Sale Project Dual Exhibition 2018, Abolition and the interchange of time

    Tue, Oct 16, 2018

    Event:                                    For Sale Project Dual Exhibition 2018,

                                                    Abolition and the interchange of time

    When:                                                13 October to 2 December 2018

    Opening and walkabout:  20 October 2018 at 11:30 for 12:00

    Where:                                   Preiss Hall, Pretoria Art Museum

    Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia Park, Arcadia

     

    FOR SALE PROJECT DUAL EXHIBITION 2018

     

    Last year the For Sale Project Group Exhibition featured a group of six artists from various academic institutions in Tshwane: the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), the University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of South Africa (Unisa). Two of the featured artists, Danna Margo and Sello Letswalo, sold the most artworks during the exhibition, which speaks to the core aim of this exhibition series. These two artists have been invited to feature in this year's instalment of the exhibition series. 

     

    Over the past months Letswalo and Margo have been working on a body of more than 40 artworks between them. Their choice of medium and theme differs significantly. Margo works with the experimental medium of ink and glue, sometimes working with motifs of popular historical pieces in Western art history but distilling them with this volatile medium in order to render them anew. Her artworks, either as paintings or photography representative of this unpredictable medium, challenge the static nature of painting at a chemical level when one moves beyond the content.

     

    Linkages can be made between the two artists at a chemical basis of their respective media's behaviour if not at thematic preoccupation. In tackling issues that affect albinos, Letswalo paints on untreated rusted steel. The visitor to the exhibition will find it interesting to see some collaborative works between the two artists, wherein these dissimilar mediums that skew tradition are pitted against each other to reveal possibilities of a new direction in painting. The For Sale Project strategic team is happy to present a new body of work to the public.     

     

    The For Sale Project Dual Exhibition 2018 will be opened by Nicola Grobler, Fine Art Lecturer at the University of Pretoria on 20 October 2018 at 11:30 for noon. The work on show will be viewable in the Preiss Hall of the Pretoria Art Museum from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00 with guided tours arranged by appointment. The exhibition will be on show until Sunday, 2 December 2018.

     

     

    Media enquiries:

    Olwethu de Vos

    Strategic Financial Officer

    076 959 8247

    olwethudevos@gmail.com

    forsaleprojectexhibition@gmail.com

     

     

    Media enquiries:

    Shimane Seemise

    Strategic Administration Officer 073 565 2692

    shimmywork@gmail.com

     

     

    General enquiries:

    Mmutle Arthur Kgokong

    Strategic Project Coordinator 012 358 6752

    mmutlekg@tshwane.gov.za

     

     

     

    The Pretoria Art Museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00. It is closed on Mondays and public holidays.

     

    Pretoria Art Museum:

    Tel: 012 358 6750

    Email: art.museum@tshwane.gov.za

    GPS coordinates: 25°44'53.63"S; 28°12'45.20"E

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