Black Humour, a group exhibition curated by Dr Johan Thom.
Black Humour is meant to refer to idea of 'Black Humour' both formally and conceptually. In our contemporary South African context the term 'Black Humour' may be read politically too - even as the concept continues to make reference to the darker side of humour generally. In this way notions of humour and blackness may simultaneously be explored as a formal property of things, paint on a canvas, a traumatic situation, and conceptually as a signifier of race, sex, death, the unknown, the macabre and the laughable.
The resulting tension serves for a highly charged situation where politics, the (inter)personal and the practice of art-making all stand precariously balanced on edge. It is here where humour may cheekily intervene, deflating pretensions and momentarily leveling the playing field by introducing the unexpected, the as yet unthought possibility.
The entire exhibition is conceived as an installation in which artworks exploring different aspects of the concept of 'black humour' will be placed together in order to generate a dynamic spatial and conceptual dialogue.
Address: 1146 Justice Mahomed Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria
Tel: 012 346 0158
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays: 09:00 - 17:00. Saturdays: 10:00 - 14:00.
MORE EVENTS IN PRETORIA
|PRETORIA - LONGSTREET ART LOVERS 1932|
Opening: Thursday 27 September 2018 at 18:30
Participating: Mario Soares
|PRETORIA - ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA|
Opening: Friday 28 September 2018 at 18:30
BACK TO THE FUTURE - Contemporary glass inspired by the past
Participating: Lothar Bottcher * Olwethu de Vos * Gordon Froud * Caitlin Greenberg * Mike Hyam * Martli Jansen van Rensburg * Thabiso Mokaba * Thabang Monoa * Kgotso Pati * Maxi Pretorius * Ian Redelinghuys * Liesl Roos * Nicole Rowe * Mbali Tshabalala * Diane Victor * Retief van Wyk * Marileen van Wyk * Berco Wilsenach
|PRETORIA - JOHANN VAN HEERDEN`S ART AND GALLERY|
Opening: Sunday 30 September 2018 at 11:00
Link / Skakel Art Jewelry Exhibition
Participating: Dorathea Annandale * Cryselda Venter * Leonie Annandale * Brendon Cloete * Anne Manaczynski * Esti McLachlan * Deirdre Mcllroy * Joy Massyn * Nadine Steenkamp * Magda Nieman * Joseph Makhafola * Abram Mathabatha