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Painted Mantras

20 September 2019

Nicolene Burger is a South African-based artist and curator, working primarily in oil-paint and performance. Her installations and performances look at questions around how we remember individually and collectively. Asking more specifically "what are the forces that influence memory?", "how can these forces be manipulated?" and "what is the artists role in the processes of remembrance?".
 
Recent examples of her public memory considerations were on show in Masan, South Korea, as part of the Rhizome Artist Residency; where inquiries about race, voice, violence and identity were created in a joint effort with Korean artists.
 
In improvised, spontaneous collaborations with her audiences, Nicolene aims to create complex sensory experiences that involve the body of the viewer through taste, smell, sound and often through the physical engagement with her artworks. In this way, she invites the viewer to become part of an informal and fluid creation process, as their participation continues, extends and deepens the meaning of the work.
 
Thereby, relaying more directly the sense of vulnerability with which she makes art and the core believe to her practice: Art is an immensely important and powerful bridge of communication that can offer understanding, healing and connection.

Participating: Nicolene Burger

VENUE:

GUS (GALLERY UNIVERSITY STELLENBOSCH)
Address: Corner of Dorp and Bird Street, Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 882 8899
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 17:00. Sat: 10:00 - 13:00.