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Tuesday, March 10, 2015


(“solutions" - acrylic/mixed medium by Trui Roozeveld van der Ven)

Pulcinella's Secret is a solo exhibition of acrylic paintings and drawings inspired by the Pulcinella (Punch) character from commedia dell'arte by Trui Roozeveld van der Ven. It is currently running at artSPACE Durban.

“In Italian and French, and probably a few other languages, the expression ‘Pulchinella's Secret’ means that it is an open secret - that is, in fact, not a secret at all, but public knowledge. We all know it, but we don't say it. Ironically, in this world of commercial make-believe, my views are occasionally blurred and at times it is hard to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit, right and wrong. This dilemma was the starting point of the works in this exhibition,” explains Roozeveld van der Ven.

Pulcinella's Secret runs at artSPACE until March 23, to be officially opened on March 16 at 18h00 by Julie Frederikse.

Also opening on March 16 at artSPACE will be ABSA L’Atelier Art Award KZN Exhibition in the Main Gallery and Floris van Zyl in the Corridor.

artSPACE Durban gallery is at 3 Millar Road, Durban. Check out their website and sign up for updates at / Artworks available to view: