artSPACE durban is an art gallery located in a warehouse in a light industrial area of Durban, South Africa.
2016 has brought new changes with the creation of artSPACE durban studios. artSPACE durban remains dedicated to the promotion of young, as well as, established artists.
A collective exhibition by Kwa-Zulu-Natal-based artists,
Doung Anwar Jahangeer, Matthew Ovendale, Muziwandile
Gigaba, Peter McKenzie, Rob Millsand Wayne Reddiar.
Matthew Ovendale, "Please Touch, 2011, pen, ink and video recordings
The exhibition titled “A Life In Common”, portrays exactly
that. It stands as a collection of artistic insights and experiences of various
African cities, their emerging cultures and engrained states of flux.
Participating artists are as varied as the works that
they have produced. Finding commonality in the artistic trend of utilizing
signs, consciously or not in a didactic relation to these city environments.
The signs imbued in the works stand as points that have
meanings other than themselves, allowing for the communication of information
that resides both in plain sight and in avenues that are all too often
overlooked. The works are a culmination of the artist’s predisposition to
explore their experiences through the possibilities that creativity affords.
This body of work frames these cities as consolidations of
incalculable human development and interaction. With an eclectic array of
mediums and subject matter, providing both societal and individual insights
into the depths of city living and the complexity of this evolution.