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Immure

Exploring the relationship between imprisonment and aesthetic, Minien Hattingh's mixed-media works display the female figure's destiny and voice - or lack thereof, primarily comparing the female figure to the nightingale.
 
Encumberments, namely corsets, chastity belts, crinolines and chopines restrict movement and freedom and this leaves them trapped in a cyclical demise.
 
The nightingale's song becomes the author/ artist's song/voice. If a nightingale is caged it refuses to sing, similarly a female cannot thrive in a caged disposition, and so there exists a devaluation of the self, whether bodily, psychologically or emotionally. 

Participating: Minien Hattingh

VENUE:

STATEOFTHEART GALLERY

Address: 50 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00. Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00.





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Opening: Thursday 31 May 2018 at 18:00
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Participating: Dorothee Kreutzfeldt * Blake Daniels
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Opening: Saturday 2 June 2018 at 11:00
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Participating: Various artists
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CAPE TOWN - BARNARD GALLERY
Opening: Tuesday 5 June 2018 at 18:30
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