Lizamore & Associates will open their annual end of year exhibition, New Voices, which showcases the work of emerging artists, curated by emerging curators on the 28th November. This year New Voices will consist of two group exhibitions; Spatial Relations curated by Tammy Langtry and Freedom to Create; Freedom to Inspire curated by Lunga Khumalo. Both Langtry and Khumalo are being mentored by Teresa Lizamore as part of the gallery’s Curatorial Mentorship Programme.
Langtry’s Spatial Relations is a multi-media exhibition where emerging artists collectively bring to bear their notions of lived space. Drawing on South Africa’s real and imagined space, their works attempt to bridge the divide between the physical and imagined and extends this further into the metaphorical and digital realities of space and identity. Their works blend together themes such as nostalgia, exclusion, fantasy, reflection, identity constructs, ownership, longing, belonging and diaspora and thereby nuancing the lived experience and identity of South Africans years on in new permutations of spatial relations.
Alongside Spatial Relations, Khumalo’s Freedom to Create; Freedom to Inspire aims to interrogate the state of the nation’s art, post democracy. Featured artists are Mbali Radebe, Michael Selekane, Mduduzi Thwala, Neo Matloga, Nhlanhla Nhlapho amongst others. This exhibition is anticipated to serve as a living testament of history in the making during our generation, hence it also serves to highlight the wave of aspirant artists who are taking the proverbial baton to use art as a tool for social, political and economic transformation as presented in the country’s constitution. Artists participating explore the freedom to create and inspire.
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