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Monday, January 30, 2012


(Pic by JackieClausen: Work by Sara Anjargolian & Narineh Mirzaeian)

The A. R.T. Show art exhibition will open at the KZNSA Gallery on February 10.

An international exhibition, it looks at the current HIV/AIDS situation where theoretically there is wide-spread availability of treatment. How is the current reality affecting the lives of individuals and our society? This exhibition represents a variety of artworks examining both the triumphs and trials of this new phase in the AIDS epidemic.

The exhibition features a range of artists including: William Kentridge (SA), Andrew Verster (SA), Sara Anjargolian & Narineh Mirzaeian (USA), Daniel Goldstein (USA), Kim Berman (SA), Fritha Langerman (SA), Trevor Makhoba (SA), Lunga Kama (SA) and Gideon Mendel (UK).

Several collectives have also been commissioned to make work for the show. These include the Keiskamma Art Project, the Woza Moya collective and the Siyazama Project. Durban based designer Xavier Clarisse is constructing original display material.

The A.R.T. Show is curated by Professor David Gere, of Make Art/Stop Aids Foundation and professor at UCLA, and Carol Brown, of Curate.A.Space, an independent art curator based in Durban.

The show opened at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg on World Aids Day, December 1, 2011, and ran until the end of January.

The launch of the exhibition will take place on February 10 when it will be opened by David Gere (UCLA) and will include a performance by Durban artist, EWOK. The exhibition then runs until March 4 after which it will travel nationally and internationally.

More information from curator Carol Brown (Curate.a.Space) on email: