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Saturday, February 21, 2009


Discussion on international project to take place at Durban Art Gallery on February 27.

Not Alone: An International project of Make Art/Stop Aids is a show featuring over 50 works in a variety of media due to open at the Durban Art Gallery next week (February 25).

The exhibition concept is that the show changes in each venue, according to the country, but retains a core number of artworks. Some of the most spectacular pieces on the Durban address the issues of treatment access. These include the Keiskamma Altarpiece, an embroidered and wire sculpted artwork made by 120 people living in the Eastern Cape - it is a testament to the power of medication and treatment as well as to faith.

American artist, Daniel Goldstein's Medicine Man is a glowing sculptural figure resembling a larger than life-size figure made out of empty medicine bottles and syringes used to sustain the life of the artists and their friends. Langa Magwa's adaptation of the public sculpture for the Africa Centre speaks to a different tradition whilst dresses made from coloured, disused condoms add a sense of fun to the exhibition.

A discussion around the artworks featuring the local and international visiting artists and curators will be held at the Durban Art Gallery on February 27 from 10h00 to 12h00. All are welcome and entrance is free. High school groups are requested to phone the Gallery first to inform them of their attendance.