Sunday, 5 February 2012

The A.R.T. Show / Make Art Stop AIDS

The A.R.T show has its KZNSA opening on Friday 10th of February at 6:00 pm.
To be opened by David Gere of UCLA.
It is presenting a printed and embroidered version of the Keiskamma Guernica.

The A.R.T. Show looks at the current HIV/AIDS situation where theoretically there is now widespread access to treatment. How is this reality affecting the lives of individuals, and the social structure of our society? This exhibition represents a variety of artworks examining both the triumphs and trials of this new phase in the AIDS epidemic.

The A.R.T. Show is curated by David Gere and Carol Brown. David will open the exhibition. There will also be a spoken word performance by EWOK.

David Gere will present a walkabout in the Gallery on FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY at 11am – all welcome.

David Gere is a UCLA Professor and Executive Director of the Art and Global Health Centre. He teaches in the department of World Arts and Cultures where his focus is HIV and AIDS and arts activism.

Participating artists are: William Kentridge, Sara Anjargolian, Narineh Mirzaeian, Lunga Kama, Fritha Langerman, Daniel Goldstein, Gideon Mendel, Andrew Verster, Rosemarie Marriot, Peter Rippon, Gordon Froud, Trevor Makhoba, Lolette Smith, Clive Van den Berg, Jenny Stretton, Kim Berman, Vaughn Sadie, Akiko Nakaji, Jenna Burchell. Several collectives were commissioned - The Keiskamma Art Project, Woza Moya (Hillcrest AIDS Centre), Ardmore and the Siyazama Project. Xavier Clarisse designed and constructed the A.R.T. Cabinet.

The A.R.T Show opened at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg on World AIDS Day, December 1st 2011. Following its showing at the KZNSA Gallery the exhibition will travel nationally and internationally.