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Wednesday, September 25, 2019


The KZNSA Gallery is hosting Know This Place? in the Main, Mezzanine and Park Galleries.

The exhibition is inspired by Hans-Ulrich Obrist's Do It, opening on October 3, 2019, as part of the KZNSA’s First Thursday event.

The original Do It began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between artists Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Levier and Obrist himself, who was experimenting with how exhibition formats could be rendered more flexible and open-ended. The discussion led to the question of whether a show could take “scores” or written instructions by artists as a point of departure, which could be interpreted anew each time they were enacted.

To test the idea, Obrist invited 13 artists to send instructions, which were then translated into nine different languages and circulated internationally as a book. Within two years, Do It exhibitions were being created all over the world by realizing the artists’ instructions. With every version of the exhibition, new instructions were added, so that today more than 300 artists have contributed to the project.

For the spin-off exhibition the KZNSA has selected a number of Google and Facebook reviews of the KZNSA as "written instructions" - points of departure - for invited artists to interpret in the form of an artwork. This exhibition is a manifestation of work produced by artists from Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg.

The cafe will be open, and entrance is free.

Know This Place? runs from October 3 to 26 October, 2019. The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1705 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit