Join Top Billing as we view a totally different location this week. Step into the colourful, creative world that is the Goodman Gallery. Lorna guides us through this beautiful gallery, which encourages artists to display the constraints of apartheid.
Basic Reality Basic Reality is not a systematically curated exhibition of work by young artists. Rather, it is a show, presented at Goodman Gallery Projects at Arts on Main, which connects the common concerns of art students, recent graduates as well as artists who have remained independent from the commercial gallery circuit. An underlying interest in the theory of reality is a thread observed by Katrin Lewinsky, who has been looking at work produced by emerging artists for the past three years. While Basic Reality uncovers a conceptual ethos, it also gives this group of up-and-coming visual artists an opportunity to present work in an established space without specified curatorial supervision.
Basic Reality presents the work of Quinten Edward Williams, Tiffany Mentoor, Thabiso Sekgala, Gerarf Machona , Murray Kruger, Samantha Hill, Ravi Govender, Mina Lundgreen, Jacques du Toit, Peter Mikhael Campbell, Jamal Nxedlana, Maja Marx and Monique Pelser.
Opens at the Goodman Gallery Projects, Arts on Main, Sunday 4 September 2011 at 12h00. 4 September - 9 October 2011
Skopo by The Cuss Collective The Cuss Collective – a group of young artists including Ravi Govender, Jamal Nxedlana and Zamani Xolo – present a documentary film as well as luxury handbag and jewelry range calledSkopo, which cites cattle slaughter and the inner city journey of a skopo or cow's head. Skopo will follow Basic Reality, acting as an exhibition within an exhibition.
Goodman Gallery Projects, Arts on Main 13 - 23 October 2011
Goodman Gallery supports Red Cross Art Benefit
The Goodman Gallery is pleased to be supporting the 2011 Art Benefit in aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital hosted by BoE Private Clients, an event that the Gallery has been involved in for many years. The auction will feature work donated by Goodman Gallery artists including Jodi Bieber, Claire Gavronsky, Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Brett Murray, Sam Nhlengethwa, Rose Shakinovsky, Mikhael Subotzky, Minnette Vari and Diane Victor, among others.
The Art Benefit will take place at Leeuwenhof, the official residence of the Premier of the Western Cape on the evening of 3 September 2011. 100% of all auction proceeds will go directly towards the purchase of equipment for the new Specialist Burns Unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. For the first time, the event is to be hosted by leading wealth management company BoE Private Clients, as part of its commitment to the cause of philanthropy in South Africa.
For more information or to register for telephone bidding contact Storm Janse Van Rensburg firstname.lastname@example.org or call Goodman Gallery Cape Town on +27 21 462 7573.