FADA Collaborations/Articulations (5 - 24 May 2011)
The FADA Collaborations/Articulations Exhibition, curated and initiated by artist and writer Brenden Gray, presented new works and collaborative projects instigated by creative practitioners in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), University of Johannesburg. The works presented on the show were generated through an intensive process of dialogue between individual FADA practitioners and their selected collaborators over a period of a year.
Nine exciting, new projects were be presented by the participating practioners: Leora Farber, Anthea Buys, Mary Corrigall, Bronwyn ,Vaughn Sadie, Shonisani Maphangwa, Mphopho Rangoato, Thenjiwe Nkosi, Eugene Hön, Myer Taub, Nadine Hutton, John Trengove, Gordon Froud, Professor Emeritus Jos Lurie, Rosalind Cleaver, Landi Raubenheimer, Paul Cooper, Kim Berman, Mandy Coppes, Nkosinathi Ndlandla, Thamsanqa Tshabalala, Dumisani Dlamini, Brenden Gray, Inge Hyson, Deirdre Pretorius, and Sidhika Sooklal.
Photos from the Opening Night on 9 May 2011
As a whole, the 2011 Collaborations/Articulations project explores the “articulating potentials of collaboration” and the capacity of cross-disciplinary work to generate new forms of practice and reflection. The exhibition demonstrated how creative practices can speak to and with other practices in the social world and how collaborative creative practices can generate new knowledge.
Visitors saw a variety of manifestations of hybrid works including video, sculpture, installation, performance, paper-based works, drawing and site-specific work. The exhibition also included open-ended textual contributions by the featured practitioners.
A full press release on the exhibition is available by clicking here.