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.
Opening talk by Kristin Hua Yang, Centre for Visual Art at UKZN
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
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.
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.
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.