Wednesday, 24 April 2013

"Consider China" exhibition opening

"Consider China"

Opened on Monday, April 22 at 6:30p.m.
Opening talk by Kristin Hua Yang, Centre for Visual Art at UKZN

One of the most important changes and developments for Africa is the increased force of China. When we look outside we still mostly look at Europe or the U.S. when these are of dwindling significance.
 We invited a select group of artists to participate in an exhibition titled: “Consider China."  This is our 4th ‘Inspiration’ exhibition where we present the artists with a new theme from which to work and provide them with some inspiration.
In preparation for this exhibition the gallery organized an all day workshop at the COLLECTIVE on March 13th. The workshop included breakfast and with a break for a Chinese lunch.
Dr. Ross Anthony for the Centre of Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University and Kristin Hua Yang at the Centre for Visual Art at the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus, presented a comprehensive and diverse picture covering art, social, environmental, financial and political issues of our relationship with China.
 It is an interesting time for Africa and it is good for us, as artists, to investigate what political, social and environmental changes will be happening to the continent.

Bongumenzi Ngobeso
Chun Ming Yang
Diane Victor
Diane Victor
Floris Van Zyl
Annchen Naude
Grace Kotze
Faye Spencer
Louise Jennings

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