ROOM is an independent multidisciplinary

gallery and

project based

space focused

on collaboration,

dialogue and

exchange.

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ROOM AT THE 10th EDITION OF THE
FNB JOBURG ART FAIR     BOOTH C22

07 - 11.09.2017

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I WAS HER AND SHE WAS ME AND THOSE

WE MIGHT BECOME     KITSO LYNN LELLIOTT

02.09 – 14.10.2017

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ROOM is pleased to announce the solo presentation of a multimedia body of work by Kitso Lynn Lelliott, titled I was her and she was me and those we might become.

 

In the presentation, the artist elaborates on her interrogation of the philosophical underpinnings and ontological construct of race that emerged during the European Imperial era, which in turn have resulted in the production of an ”Othering” using hegemonic colonial languages. Her research further delves into the perpetuation of idea of “racially marked beings” with the associated violent omissions, erasure and deletion of knowledges carried in diverse languages.

 

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The exhibition will also

form part of JOBURG ART WEEK

 

For the 10th edition of the FNB Joburg Art Fair, ROOM Gallery & Projects proudly presents works from young career artists whose practice uses a wide range of contemporary mediums.

 

Nelmarie Du Preez’s works further elaborate on her practice, which straddles between the fields of performance, photography, video and computational arts. Included are selected photographs by Mbali Mdluli and Mack Magagane, as well as intricate automated and sculptural objects, video work and prints by Audrey Salmon negotiating ideas of the packaging of labour, entertainment and ideas of leisure. Sikhumbuzo Makandula’s

presentation features works from the series UBUZWE in which the artist investigates his interest in space and architecture (monumental sites) and how these coalesce in the formation of memory, identity and belonging.

 

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CLOTTED BODIES IN PARADISE

AUDREY SALMON

08.07 - 26.08.2017

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The first solo presentation of the artist with ROOM focuses on the effects and aftermath of the transition from the Industrial to the Digital Era, a world filled with electronics and multiple (continuous) connections. The exhibition consists of multimedia installations, text, sound and performance based elements.

 

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PHOTO LENS ENCOUNTERS # 2

 20 April 2017

Facilitated by

Blessing Ngobeni, Teresa Firmino and Helena Uambembe

 

Participating artists:

Tendai Mupita

Livhuwani Muthivhithi

Kelebogile Masilo

Sylvester Mqeku

Lerato Lodi

 

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Through a series of encounters the PHOTO LENS project is focused on providing an informal platform for photographers at large to present their previous and ongoing work.

 

For enquiries on the project and how to participate contact Mpho Mokgadi

and/or Maria Fidel Regueros on photolensencounters@gmail.com

 

Blake Daniels

Bedroom Self Portrait I

2017

Acrylic, pastel and oil on canvas,

48x64 cm (19x25 in)

 

ROOM hosted a solo presentation of paintings and drawings by Blake Daniels.

 

In TALES OF HERE AND LATER the paintings presented occupy a visual vocabulary suspended between fact and fiction while playing with contested forms of desire.

 

 

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ROOM AT 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair/New York

5-7 May 2017

Booth B08

1:54

Contemporary African Art Fair

Pioneer Works

159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA

 

 

 

Mack Magagane

Sikhumbuzo Makandula

Mbali Mdluli

Benon Lutaaya

 

 

THE CARPET SERIES

 

ROOM hosts an open platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas and perspectives that consists of informal discussions related to each of the exhibitions and projects presented at ROOM. These encounters also form part of building ROOM’s archive as they are recorded with a view to present the information to a broader audience.

 

 

 

THE READING ROOM

 

ROOM GALLERY stocks art related publications and limited edition exhibition catalogues. Titles include:

 

Chimurenga Magazine & Chronic,

Art South Africa,

CCTV by Keleketla! Library,

I,JOBURG by Dean Hutton,

Co-Production by Myer Taub &

In This City by Mack Magagane among others.

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