UNDERDOG An Intervention by NIALL BINGHAM 25.07 - 04.08.2012
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Johannesburg artist, Niall Bingham's first installation in a series of planned interventions opens to the public at the art space ROOM. The mysterious installation, still embargoed to the public, makes reference to classical iconography and positions him firmly within the South African artistic landscape. A documentary filmmaking crew has followed the progress of the work over the course of three months, shadowing the artist and eventually culminating in the installation UNDERDOG, the public viewing of Niall’s art-making progress. THE ARTIST moved to Johannesburg in 2006 after completing a BAVA (Hons) at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. He spent a year on an exchange programme at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Japan and has subsequently collaborated with artists such as William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Willem Boshoff, Ryan Arenson, David Koloane, Paul Stopforth and many others whilst working at the David Krut Print Studio as a printmaker. Niall is currently the Printmaking Workshop technician at WITS School of Arts where he continues to facilitate printmaking.