HABITAT MBALI MDLULI
03.09 - 01.10.2016
BHEKA: IFITWEREHOME / Tony Afrikah & Calvin Afrikah
4 - 25.09.2016
We are pleased to announce the second solo presentation of new works by Mbali Mdluli with ROOM. In this latest body of work, the artist expands on the versatility of her oeuvre. In the choice of using discarded magazines, Mdluli elaborates on her fragmented experiences of the everyday.
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Tony and Calvin are two Malawian artists who intricately document their deeply personal experiences in both Malawi and South Africa. Through their “colourful” abstract landscapes they manage to capture the essence of each unique space.
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ROOM AT THE FNB JOBURG ART FAIR BOOTH 36
8 - 11.09.2016
MBALI MDLULI / MPHO MOKGADI / AUDREY SALMON / WASIS.TODAY
NELMARIE DU PREEZ / SOLO PROJECT
ROOM Gallery & Projects presents
Selected photographs by Mpho Mokgadi from his latest body of work titled IN SITU; Works by wasis.today - a collective consisting of Nelmarie Du Preez (SA) and Audrey Salmon (FR), which challenges manufactured mono-aesthetics and the consent that drives and hybridizes our bodies. Labor, time and technology are choreographed to each play a role in the engineered conception of modern paradises that hang like ersatz goods for our bodies to chase; A unique and intricate dual screen video work by Audrey Salmon, titled I have been struggling to get in touch, featuring a hand. It/she travels through spaces encountering all sorts of creatures. We are a surface encountering surfaces.
ROOM’s exposition at the FNB Joburg Art Fair 2016, SOLO PROJECT presents the video series “Loops of Relation” and live performance of the episode “to stab”.
Nelmarie’s practice straddles between the fields of performance, photography, video and computational arts. In the series, Loops of Relation, the artist explores the imagined and actual tensions between technology and humanity.
CALMA CHICHA / JUAN ORANTIA & SALYM FAYAD
During late September, ROOM will hold a series of presentations of the film and photographic works by Colombian born, South African based artists Salym Fayad and Juarn Orantia.
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BHEKA is a window space in ROOM Gallery & Projects founded by Refiloe Namise and Alexander Appolis. It serves as a permanent micro-residency, which launched on 4th June 2016.
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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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