Preview and Auction :

Thursday, 20 April 2017 from 11h00 - 17h00

Auction starts at 18h00

 

22 Oxford Road, Parktown,

Johannesburg 2001

ROOM FUNDRAISING ART AUCTION 2017 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARTISTS, COLLECTORS & ARTINSURE

20.04.2017

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, No Man’s Land, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 30.3x 35 cm

Auction Information:

 

Auctioneer

Ruarc Peffers, Director

Aspire Art Auctions

 

For enquiries and catalogue:

 

Maria Fidel Reguros

maria@roomgallery.co.za

082 373 6127

 

Jemma Dwyer

jemma@roomgallery.co.za

011 074 4944

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Andrew, David

 

Bahmann, Dirk

 

Barker, Wayne

 

Cachucho, Eduardo

 

Dokter & Misses

 

Erasmus, Stephan

 

Kentridge, William

 

Kreutzfeldt, Dorothee

 

Luutaya, Benon

 

Mabaso, Dumisani

 

Magagane, Mack

 

Makandula, Sikhumbuzo

 

Mammes, Peter

 

Maswanganyi, Collen

Meyersfeld, Michael

 

Mdluli, Mbali

 

Mokgadi, Mpho

 

Nkosi, Thenjiwe Niki

 

Phokela, Johannes

 

Mokgadi, Mpho

 

Ngobeni, Blessing

 

Nieuwoudt, Neil

 

Nkosi, Thenjiwe Niki

 

Phokela, Johannes

 

Subotzky, Mikhael

 

Thom, Johan

 

Tshabangu, Andrew

 

Young, Ed

 

Zulu, Sandile

 

 

The fundraising drive is aimed at supporting ROOM’s parallel artistic programming for 2017, which aside from our the monthly exhibitions, involves:

 

ROOM Artist/s residency (Initiated in 2015)

 

The ROOM Artist In Residency is a 3 tiered programme focused on providing platforms for exchange and creation of new bodies of work by i) South African based and born young career artists; ii) Regional young career artists and iii) International artists, who are seeking a platform to create and present new bodies of work.

 

Proceeds from the fundraiser will assist the first tier of our programme and subsidize a studio space and materials for a period of 1 – 3 months. For the 2nd and 3rd tiers we anticipate artists to fundraise for their own participation. To date we have hosted Nelmarie Du Preez (SA), Audrey Salmon (FR) and Felix Mula (MZ).

 

 

The ROOM Internship

 

The programme is focused on providing young graduates with a professional entry point into the visual arts sector. The internship programme is a hands-on skills development program, offering experiential learning, practical engagement in real-time Art projects, with increasing levels of responsibility within the organisation as the internship progresses.

The programme engages and interacts with inter-disciplinary creative practices. The BHEKA Window residency was thus set up in 2016 by young Wits Graduates, namely Alexander Appolis and Refiloe Namise. Since its inception in 2012, previous interns include: Lebo Papi (University of Witwatersrand), Neo Matloga (University of Johannesburg), Megan Mace (University of Witwatersrand), Simphiwe Mangope  (University of Johannesburg), Mpho Mokgadi (Market Photo Workshop), Nyakallo Maleke (University of Witwatersrand), Gontse More (Market Photo Workshop) & Jemma Dwyer (University of Johannesburg).

 

The fundraiser will assist in providing a modest stipend for 1 - 2 interns for the entire year.

 

 

The PHOTOLENS Encounters

 

Initiated in late 2016 by Mpho Mokgadi and Maria Fidel Regueros, with its first iteration in February 2017, the project entails a monthly platform for young formal and informal photographers to share their work. In the company of professionals from the field each body of work is looked at and where necessary participants give the required feedback. Proceeds from the fundraiser will assist with providing select photographers with printing of up to 10 images which can build up to the presentation of an exhibition and potentially support with presentation equipment.

 

 

Alternative platforms to showcase and collaborate with young career artists

 

Since 2015, ROOM as a platform of showcasing young career artists has endeavoured over and above its programming activities, to access the established and fringe Art Fair Market as well as Curated projects, Regional and international Art Residencies, Biennales, etc., on behalf of the artists we have worked with, so as to increase their visibility to a broader professional and non professional audiences.

 

Despite our modest capacities, we are ongoingly utilizing all opportunities and networks at our disposal to further add onto existing endeavours by artists we work with to increase their profiles.

 

Examples include presentations of Dean Hutton and the Chimurenga Chronic at LISTE Art Fair (Basel, Switzerland), negotiated participation in local and international Art Fairs of local and regional artists such as Dean Hutton, Nelmarie Du Preez, Mpho Mokgadi, Mbali Mdluli and Mack Magagane.  Artist residencies attended by Nyakallo Maleke, support of Megan Mace to local art competitions and more recently participation at the 1:54 Art Fair’s New York edition and potential participation of artists ROOM works with at the Something Else Biennale in Cairo in November 2017, to be curated by Simon Njami.

 

Such platform require considerable capacity and commitment based on the vision of a broader visibility and increase in the artist’s profile. We are also working and forging links with like-minded organizations and projects on the continent to grow the network and access to platforms for showcasing artistically challenging and critically conscious content. Raised funds will subsidize coordination activities and production costs related to the creation of new work.

 

 

 

About ROOM Gallery & Projects

 

Initiated as a pilot project in 2011, ROOM (now a registered Non-profit company) is focused on collaboration, interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange, with monthly artistic programming. We have grown to be a space dedicated to showcasing  first solo presentations by young career artists and increasing the awareness of the multitude of creative production, through the projects it engages with.

 

Our curatorial approach is centered on presenting programming which acts as a catalyst for critical discussions relevant to the context we occupy locally and globally. Under the banners of the Carpet Series rubric  - an informal discursive context – we  examine thematics that each of the artists addresses over and above their respective visual presentation at ROOM. Since we started we have hosted over 60 exhibitions/projects and events.

 

Our programming consists of exhibitions, projects, performances, film screenings, talks, happenings and dinners hosted by ROOM and the artists we engage with.

 

Throughout our existence we have relied on erratic and very modest public funding, good will and commission from sales of artworks presented, yet this has not deterred us from presenting critically engaging and professionally displayed exhibitions.

 

ROOM has become known among the visual arts sector and our peers as a space presenting intriguing and challenging content of great artistic merit.

 

ROOM is situated in Johannesburg’s light industrial area of New Doornfontein.

With thanks and gratitude to all participating artists, collectors  and collaborators who donated works, time, direction and energy in support of ROOM Gallery & Projects’ parallel artistic programming for 2017, as well as the ArtInsure team, namely (in alphabetical order):

 

David Andrew, Dirk Bahmann, Wayne Barker, Gail Bosch, Eduardo Cachucho, Jacqui Carney, Yoav Dagan, Dokter & Misses, Jemma Dwyer, Dineo Diphofa, Stephan Erasmus, Raimi Gbadamosi, William Kentridge, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Benon Luutaya, Dumisani Mabaso, Mack Magagane, Sikhumbuzo Makandula, Peter Mammes, Gordon Massie, Collen Maswanganyi, Michael Meyersfeld, Mbali Mdluli, Mpho Mokgadi, Thato Mogotsi, Kgosi Monametsi, Blessing Ngobeni, Neil Nieuwoudt, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Zanele Ntuli, Rudolph Odendaal, Johannes Phokela, Ruarc Peffers, Fred & Susan Scott, Mikhael Subotzky, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Johan Thom, Andrew Tshabangu, Andrew Wessels, Ed Young & Sandile Zulu

 

 

 

WORKING HOURS

 

WED - FRI   11h00 - 16h00

SATURDAY  10h00 - 15h00

CONTACT

+27 (0)11 074 4944 (tel)

 

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www.roomgallery.co.za

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23 VOORHOUT STREET, (CNR 4TH STREET)

NEW DOORNFONTEIN

JOHANNESBURG, 2094

GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

 

GPS COORDINATES: -26.19835,28.06413

© 2017 ROOM Space & Projects NPC / Selected Images Courtesy & Copyright of the Artists presented