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Friday, February 10, 2012


The A.R.T. Show opens this evening at the KZNSA Gallery at 18h00.

The exhibition looks at the current HIV/AIDS situation where theoretically there is now widespread access to treatment. How is this reality affecting the lives of individuals, and the social structure of our society? This exhibition represents a variety of artworks examining both the triumphs and trials of this new phase in the AIDS epidemic.

The A.R.T. Show is curated by David Gere and Carol Brown. David will open the exhibition. There will also be a spoken word performance by EWOK.

David Gere is a UCLA Professor and Executive Director of the Art and Global Health Centre. He teaches in the department of World Arts and Cultures where his focus is HIV and AIDS and arts activism.

Participating artists are: William Kentridge, Sara Anjargolian, Narineh Mirzaeian, Lunga Kama, Fritha Langerman, Daniel Goldstein, Gideon Mendel, Andrew Verster, Rosemarie Marriot, Peter Rippon, Gordon Froud, Trevor Makhoba, Lolette Smith, Clive Van den Berg, Jenny Stretton, Kim Berman, Vaughn Sadie, Akiko Nakaji, Jenna Burchell.

Several collectives were commissioned - The Keiskamma Art Project, Woza Moya (Hillcrest AIDS Centre), Ardmore and the Siyazama Project. Xavier Clarisse designed and constructed the A.R.T. Cabinet.

The A.R.T Show opened at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011. Following its showing at the KZNSA Gallery the exhibition will travel nationally and internationally.

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit